"Liesel moved in. The heat was still strong enough to warm her when she stood at the foot of the ash heap. When she reached her hand in, she was bitten, but on the second attempt, she made sure she was fast enough. She latched onto the closest of the books. It was hot, but it was also wet, burned only at the edges, but otherwise unhurt"(Zusak 120).
""Hey!" That was when she nearly ran back and tossed the book onto the mound, but she was unable. The only movement at her disposal was the act of turning. "There are some things here that didn't burn!" It was one of the cleanup men. He was not facing the girl, but rather, the people standing by the town hall" (Zusak 120).
"To the side of the collection of silhouettes, another one stood, a few meters removed, and Liesel realized two things, 1. The shadows identity and 2. The fact that it had seen everything" (Zusak 121).
The fact that Liesel went in and grabbed the book from the pile of ashes, and that she lied and hid the book when someone asked, shows that she has a lot of courage. She could've been in danger if someone were to see her steal the book and hide it. Liesel was very lucky that the unknown silhouette in the background said nothing about her stealing the book. This shows that Liesel has a lot of courage to get what she wants and is willing to take risks.
This article depicts how many people regret it, if they don't ever take risks. They overthink and get over dramatic about the consequences that are going to happen if they take risks. That's why so many people play it safe, they keep their mouth shut, keep their heads down, and just stand there and do nothing. You are actually more capable than you think. Fear regret more than failure.
Theme 2:Thievery is a form of self-actualization