The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak , is a young adult novel written about World War II and the Holocaust. In the story, a young girl named Liesel must live with foster parents after her brother dies. These foster parents help hide a young Jewish man named Max....
The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, is a young adult novel written about World War II and the Holocaust. In the story, a young girl named Liesel must live with foster parents after her brother dies. These foster parents help hide a young Jewish man named Max. This story has many themes including the themes of bravery and courage.
One quote from this book that is about courage is:
At school, Rudy made a special point of seeking Liesel out during the breaks. He didn't care that others made noises about the new girl's stupidity.
This quote in Chapter 8 when Liesel is at school. Liesel is an interesting character because she steals books before she knows how to read, she has no education, no friends, and no real family. Despite her lack of education and proper manners, Rudy Steiner believes that Liesel deserves to be treated kindly. He becomes somewhat of her sidekick and the two become great friends. Rudy is courageous because he does not let the differences between people interfere with his relationships. Rudy is Liesel's friend even though she is different and not well-received at the school, a brave thing for a young person.
Another quote from this book that is about bravery and courage is:
In 1933, 90 percent of Germans showed unflinching support for Adolph Hitler. That leaves 10 percent who didn't. Hans Hubermann belonged to that ten percent.
This quote is in Chapter 10 and is discussing Liesel's foster father, Hans Hubermann. During the time of World War II, many people were frightened into believing that Hitler's choices were acceptable. Hans Hubermann is determined to believe his own morals. Because Hans is not exceptionally noticeable, he is able to hide a Jewish boy in his basement. Hans also gives food to Jewish prisoners. He believes in the importance of believing in the good, in doing what is right. As stated in the quote, this is not often a common thing because most people are not brave enough to stand up for what is right if it means going against the majority. Hans is a brave, humble, and kind role model for Liesel—his bravery influences her life tremendously.