Hans gains Liesel's love through consistent, unwavering kindness and patience.
Although Liesel feels like a burden when she arrives, Hans never treats her that way. He patiently comforts her when she experiences nightmares about her brother's death, jokes with her, and even teaches her to read and write when he discovers she is illiterate.
Even when Liesel responds with frustration, sorrow, or distrust, Hans continues to treat her with love and respect. He is a stable, dependable support as she grows and copes with her own tragedies.
Hans also serves as a balance for the much rougher, no-nonsense Rosa. Even when Liesel doesn't quite understand Rosa's "tough love," she can always depend on Hans for kindness and comfort when she needs it the most.
Hans, who is an incredibly kind, decent...
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