Theme 1: Courage is made out of fear is a theme seen often in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
"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." (Zusak 10)
"Did they deserve any better, these people? How many had actively persecuted others, high on the scent of Hitler's gaze, repeating his sentences, his paragraphs, his opus? Was Rosa Hubermann responsible? The hider of a Jew? Or Hans? Did they all deserve to die? The children?" (Zusak 375)
These quotes show the ability to be couragous through different perspectives and different what level of fear different people need or can handle in order to say enough and act couragous. Hitler came to power from fear the people had from the amount and how fast he gained it but there are 10% of people who know what it's like but are being couragouse and fighting for the morally right reasons. It takes a lot of bad things such as murder and concentration camps and hurting children to know and bring out the courage in people because they know to stop being afraid and that ended up working and stoping Hitlers reign.
The article "WHY COURAGE REQUIRES FEAR" by Michael Hyatt Explains how it truly does take fear in order to create moments or courage and build it up. it does not however replace or change the concept of fear in you it just brings courage out. Courage is found in everyday life such as in the book because there are many tough situations people must make a decision on. “Courage is the willingness to act in spite of your fear" shows he knows they have a connection.
Theme 2: Doing wrong things for the right reasons