Liesel Meminger Quotes (15 quotes)
Liesel Meminger Quotes
The smartest thing Markus Zusak has done in his novel The Book Thief, I think, is his decision to tell stories using the perspective of Death. If Zusak did not do it and said using the perspective of one of the characters in the family story from the background of the Nazi war in Germany, perhaps, the figure of Liesel Meminger and what happened to the people around him did not become more interesting. The Book Thief is opened with a description seen from the glasses — and described by the main narrator: Death. This little girl was adopted by Hans and Rosa Hubermann. He was adopted by these two people because his parents had communism and were now captured by the Nazis. Liesel and his sister should have been adopted by the person because at the time of his journey his sister died Liesel became himself. The city where Liesel was adopted was called Molching.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "liesel-meminger" Showing of Or would they have the goodwill to let her back out? As Liesel would discover, a good thief requires many things. More important than any of those things, however, was one final requirement.
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by Markus Zusak
After encountering Max being forced on the way to a concentration camp, Liesel becomes hopeless and disdainful of the written word, seeing Hitler's words as the source of her suffering. Ilsa Hermann gives her a blank book and encourages her to write; Liesel writes the story of her life, containing both tragedy and beauty, at a fevered pace. Liesel has come to the realization that words can cause both violence and comfort, and she strives to make them "right" by combating vicious propaganda with writing that emanates from selflessness and love. I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue. Far from being a Grim Reaper-like representation, The Book Thief 's Death is a weary and cynical character with the relatively menial duty of carrying away the souls of the recently deceased.
As Death approvingly observes, at least her mother tries to give her a slightly better life. This understanding may be one thing that helps Liesel accept the new conditions she finds herself in. Death describes the scene after Liesel publicly fails a reading test and her classmates tease her. When one boy comes back for a second attempt to get a rise out of her, he more than succeeds. In her rage, however, Liesel also reveals her toughness. Death describes the moment Liesel realizes her mother will not be coming back and compares it to a parental slap in the face. After Liesel took money to send her mother letters, Rosa beat her.
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