Book thief

Together, the two help each other with reading and write all the words they learn on a wall in the basement with his cans of white paint. When the bonfire ends and everyone leaves, Liesel is still there and she grabs a book that has been only singed.

The disturbing sight of children in Hitler Youth uniforms and Allied blanket bombing, when shown through the innocence of Book thief child, humanises the German generation just living their lives without the hindsight of history.

Hans, who has developed a close relationship with Liesel, teaches her to read, first in her bedroom, then in the basement. In the beginning of the novel, Liesel is traumatized not only by the death of her brother and her separation from her only family, but also as a result of the larger issues regarding war-torn Germany and the destruction by the Nazi party.

To supplement the household income, she does washing and ironing for five of the wealthier households in Molching. Liesel and Werner are being taken to the small town of Molching, just outside of Munich, Germany, to live with foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann.

He tells her stories and plays his accordion, and at one home they even share a glass of champagne with the residents. As symbolic elements, they provide liberation and identity to the characters who are able to wield their power.

She spends it mostly with Hans as he blackens the windows for homes and shops in Molching in preparation for air raids.

Ilsa allows Liesel to visit and read books in her personal library.

As he recovers from his ordeal, he and Liesel become friends, and Max writes her a book on the painted-over pages of MKPF. She walks with him in the procession. Alex Steiner comes home soon after, and Liesel spends time with him. When Death finally comes to take her soul, he shows her the book she wrote so many years before.

Hans is a German who does not hate Jews, though he knows the risk he and his family are taking, letting Max live in the basement.

When the teacher asks Liesel to write her name on the chalkboard, she is only able to write three Xs, revealing to her classmates that she is unable to write. Markus ZusakAustralian author of the best-selling, award-winning book on which the film is basedconfirmed on his blog that the film would be narrated by the character of "Death", as was the novel.

One day Liesel is found reading by the mayor who not only puts a stop to her visits but dismisses Rosa as their laundress. Liesel tells Rudy about hiding Max.

The Book Thief

The only way to really show you what I mean is to select a few quotes and I wish I was better at keeping track of lines I love.

The Gestapo wants to take Rudy to a special training school. Liesel is reluctant to enter the Hubermann house on Himmel Street, but is coaxed by her foster father, Hans, to whom she takes an immediate liking.

Rudy continues training for the Hitler Youth carnival where he hopes to win four gold medals like Jesse Owens in the Olympics. Liesel becomes captivated with reading anything she can. He is the son of a WWI German soldier who fought alongside Hans Hubermann, and the two developed a close friendship during the war.

Liesel is fascinated by the power of words, as shown in the quotation, "I have hated the words and I have loved them.

Despite having the appearance of an archetypal German, he does not directly support the Nazis. Liesel realizes that books are her accordion.

Cast[ edit ] Left to right: The narrator does not state whom she married but implies that she became a writer. Death is presented in a manner that is less distant and threatening.

Liesel learns that he was captured some six months earlier, about five months after he left the house on Himmel Street.Courage beyond words. Great Film!

"The Book Thief" has wonderful photography by Florian Ballhaus, an excellent musical score by Golden Globe and Oscar winning John Williams, and best of all 46%. The Book Thief is one of those movies.

Directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey, North & South) from a screenplay by Michael Petroni (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys) adapted from the novel of the same name by Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief does not lend itself to easy categorization.

An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from MARKUS ZUSAK, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF. The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules.

The first time he saw the book thief, he says, was on a train. The next time he saw her was when he came for a pilot who had crashed his plane. And the third time was after a. The Book Thief is a novel by Markus Zusak that was first published in Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and LA Times Book Award finalist, and the international bestseller, The Book Thief.

He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children/5(K).

Book thief
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