The Book Thief Themes By: Blake tyreLl
"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.
"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.