Changes Through Books and Life By Jeremy Stewart

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. -Lao Tzu

Although teens may believe the different impactions have totally different outcomes, "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak helps them better understand these different impactions and effects through multiple lenses in today's world.

This is the front cover of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.
Life is a long list of effects, as some are different, and some are the same. The causes may intend a certain outcome, as people often rely on the idea of the outcomes changing and not realizing different perspectives bring out different ideas on the effects done.

The idea of effects changing toward many people relates to the novel "The Book Thief", due to the different perspectives that lead to different ideas as well as different outcomes that occur.

One perspective could give the idea of things would be totally alright and effect in the same way, while another could show how everything could end in total catastrophe or a negative impact.

In this novel, this mainly takes place in WWII, in which many were having a huge difficulty surviving. People who weren't even in the war got killed, along with buildings were completely destroyed, ruins being left behind.

United States were really unprepared for a war, and weren't ready for WWII. America didn't have good stability either.

The United States was unable to attack Japan because their stability is much stronger than theirs. Before WWII, they had the fear of fighting due to their lack of offense and defense which they needed badly.

This shows the result of WWII, and the destruction of buildings as one stands in the midst of it all. The building in the background half destroyed, rubble everywhere.

World War II had some major problems, but the aftermath also so gave some positives for certain types of people.

One major perk that was given to the United States after WWII was that segregation finally came to a halt after all the time different races were unequal.

Another major thing that came after America won WWII, is that they became a world power, which means they help influence international affairs.

The info shared with the novel "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak helps teens understand the key idea using multiple lenses and perspectives in today's world.

How do you feel about the effects of World War II? How do you think they have effected us today?

Works Cited

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Callari, Stephen. “The Good Effects of World War II.” The Good Effects of World War II, City of New York Board of Education,

“Economic Effects of the War.” Economic Effects of World War II,

Forgarty, Richard. “World War II.” Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, ABC-CLIO, 2017,

Royde-Smith, John Graham. “World War II.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 12 June 2015,

Shamo, Rania. “Effects and Impacts.” Emaze,


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