“She leaned down and looked at his lifeless face and Leisel kissed her best friend, Rudy Steiner, soft and true on his lips. He tasted dusty and sweet. He tasted like regret in the shadows of trees and in the glow of the anarchist's suit collection. She kissed him long and soft, and when she pulled herself away, she touched his mouth with her fingers...She did not say goodbye. She was incapable, and after a few more minutes at his side, she was able to tear herself from the ground. It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on" (Zusak 248).
This is an example of my theme love can be found in dark places because Rudy is one of the many people Liesel fell in love with when moving to Himmel Street. This time period was also a time of war in Germany, and people were constantly dying, and towns were being bombed. Liesel also thought she would not be happy after her brother dying, and having to leave her mom, but she got to know her foster parents, and loved them. She met Max, and loved him, and she met Rudy, and although she didn't know it, she had been in love with him since day one.
The classic story of cinderella goes like this. There once was a girl, who lived with her stepmother and two stepsisters. The stepmother made her do all the cleaning and cooking and was never polite to her. One day, a letter came from the palace and it was an invitation to the Prince's ball. The stepmother would not let the girl go, and so the rest of them went, and left Cinderella alone. Cinderella was very sad, and she ran outside. A fairy godmother then appeared and made her look like a beautiful princess and sent her off to the ball, but was warned the magic would only last until midnight. So the girl went off to the ball, and she met the prince, and they quickly fell in love. But the clock had struck midnight, she ran home, and left behind only a shoe for the prince to find her with. The next morning, the prince and a few men went out searching for the girl missing a shoe, and he finally found Cinderella and they lived happily ever after. This relates to my theme because Cinderella went to ball just wanting to get out of the house, but she met her true love instead, and she lived a wonderful life after that.
This is my cousin that lives in Virginia that I had to move away from.