The Book Theif Themes Lisa culverhouse

Theme #1- Death is inevitable

"...one opportunity leads directly to another, just as risk leads to more risk, life to more life, and death to more death" (Zusak 83).

This quote catches attention as it states how one thing leads to another. Cause and effect. When one opportunity is given, when finished more doors are opened. One risk leads to other risk. Max is at risk by being jewish, and brought more people at risk by staying at their house. Life brings more life, and during the holocaust, death of one was the death of another, physically or mentally.

Death is a terrifying thought. It worries us all. We don't know what it is. We don't know what happens. But it will happen.

Theme #2- Literature saves lives

"The words. Why do they have to exist? Without them, there wouldn't be any of this. Without words the Füher was nothing"

When this quote was said, Liesle was tearing the pages out of her book. Literature was something that kept hergoing throughout the entire disaster. Without books, Liesle wouldn't have been then same character. She wouldn't have met any of the other kids.

Each of the books in this article has a different way of taking you through life. Each has its own lessons. That's how all books are. Liesle experienced this throughout the many novels that she took.

Theme #1- Stealing isn't always bad

"He laughed. Goodnight book thief. It was the first time Liesle had been branded with her title, and she couldn't hide the fact that she liked it very much. As we're both aware, she'd stolen previously, in late October 1941, it became official. That night Liesle Meminger truly became the book theif"

Liesle took pride in being the book theif. Stealing/taking books was the only way she could truly be herself through the rough times. People knew what she was doing but decided not to say or do anything about it as it was a part of who Liesle was.

This article is super easy to relate to Liesles story. She only stolen the books because she knew there wasn't going to be any other way to read books involving the Jewish religion. The author of the article states that people steal because they believe there is no other way that they will receive these things. That is exactly what Liesle went through.

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