What are some examples of symbolism in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak?

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A symbol is an object or person that stands for something other than itself.  I will give you an example of an object and a person.  An example of symbolism in the story is the books that Liesel steals, and the act of reading itself, which both represent freedom and escape.  Liesel finds herself in a very difficult situation. She has lost both of her parents, and her brother.  She lives in a country and a time ravaged by war.  Liesel is unable to read when she steals her first book, but she uses it to learn.  Books become her salvation.

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