"He came in every night and sat with her. The first couple of times, he simply stayed - a stranger to kill the aloneness. A few nights after that, he whispered, 'Shhh, I'm here, it's all right.' After three weeks, he held her. Trust was accumulated quickly, due primarily to the brute strength of the man's gentleness, his thereness" (Zusak 36).
"There was nothing but dry paint, difficult breath, and the deluge of abuse from Rosa" (Zusak 33).
These quotes back up my theme because it shows the trust between someone who is kind and someone who is cruel. Obviously, both Hans and Ross care about Liesel, but Liesel feels like she is closer to Hans. Liesel says that the trust came quickly because he was always there for her. He was supportive of her nightmares and made her feel like she was really his daughter. Rose on the other hand gave Leiesel more of a tough love. She holds Liesel to a high standard in the sense of helping than Hans.
There is a spectrum throughout the story so far. There is kindness in the mayors wife when she invites Liesel to see her library. There is kindness when Rudy jumps into the river to save Liesel's book. There is kindness with the Hubermann's keep Max in their basement. There is kindness when Max makes Liesel a birthday present. Kindness is key to help people get through the rough times. But there is not kindness everywhere. There is more cruelty than kindness. We see cruelty in Viktor and Franz at Rudy. There is obviously cruelty from the Nazi's to the Jews. We see cruelty in Hitler Youth.
Haiti is the place of natural disasters. They are poor and need help after a tragic accident. After Hurricane Matthew, Haiti needed help, and the Medical Teams International’s Mobile Medical Units didn't hesitate to help. When Haiti was in a cruel park of life, there was kindness there to help balance out the cruelty. This proves my theme because in real life, there has to be kindness in a world of cruelness. Without it, there is no hope, there is no joy, and the cruelness will continue on. The world needs a balance of this spectrum, at the very least.
Complexity of Thievery