List four ways in which Victor’s character parallels Hitler's style of leadership.

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First, Victor quotes Hitler when he says there's no shame in wanting more. Everything he does, he does because he lives by this belief. Victor says, "'Wanting more is our fundamental right as Germans. What does our Führer say?' He answered his own rhetoric . 'We must take what is...

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First, Victor quotes Hitler when he says there's no shame in wanting more. Everything he does, he does because he lives by this belief. Victor says, "'Wanting more is our fundamental right as Germans. What does our Führer say?' He answered his own rhetoric. 'We must take what is rightfully ours!'"

Second, Victor leads with intimidation. When Rudy disagrees with what he's given in the apple orchard, Victor attacks him. Later, he threatens him. He's cruel and mean in order to create an environment where people are scared to disagree with him or question his leadership.

Third, Victor was charismatic. In order to get people to follow you, you have to be able to inspire them to do so. Like Hitler, he was capable of getting people to follow him.

Finally, Victor desires power and influence. Liesel thinks that the boys didn't used to steal and wonders why. Then she realizes that "they liked to be told, and Viktor Chemmel liked to be the teller." He uses other people to achieve his evil ends.

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