The Book Thief Themes By: Blake tyreLl

Theme 1: Courage conquers all.

"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" (109).

This is an example of courage conquering everything. Not following into the path of society and following what everybody is afraid of, shows great character of Hans. Hans is able to have the courage to know that he will not regret what he did in years by following Hitler and the Nazi beliefs. Having this courage allows him to be a role model for others. Maybe Hans not believing in the Nazi ideology will start something to try to over throw the Nazis.

Defining Courage is an editorial on why Courage is so important. The editorial mentions how Courage has been a recognized emotion since time began. Mentioned, is how Courage originates from fear and fear comes before courage does. Tis being said, a lot of people don't do things because of a fear they have; so having courage means you no longer have fear in a certain area, helping you conquer.

War is live changing

"In short, Himmel Street was flattened" (298).

There is not much to break down from this quote literaturely, but emotionally and emoithetically there is a ton. Putting myself in those shoes; having my house, friends house, park, and just overall child hood obliterated from a war is a bad thought. Everything those people had in their neighborhood both, tangible, and intangible are gone. The memories are no longer able to be enjoyed or expierienced because of a war. Not to mention, they have no where to sleep.

Death is inevitable

"I'm nothing if not fair" (Suzak 12).

In this quote, death is explaining what he does. And he is explaing that he's fair because everybody meets him. Often, who you know or what you do sets you asside and gives you an advantage or disadvantage, death does not care what you have done or who you know; he's coming for you eventually.

This link is not just one article. But many. It gives the scientifical background of death, which in inevitable not just in The Book Thief but also in real life. Also talked about it why we should be thankful for it. The main highlight that stuck out to me is that it teaches us ways to cope. I personally think death is the worst thing in life. So, if you can figure out how to get through that, you can get through anything.


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