Death narrates the story of Liesel Meminger, beginning when she is nine years old and suffering from the death of her brother and separation from her mother. When Liesel arrives, she can't read and is made fun of in school. She realizes how powerless she is without words, and so Hans, a painter and accordion player, teaches her how to read during midnight lessons in the basement, reading from the book Liesel took from her brother's burial:
Nov 03, The book is not made up of big, fancy words that lacks meaning, but instead, the creative and careful wording, as well as the perspective in Death's narrating has caught my eye. The word choice shows a simplicity of style, but are also extremely effective in expressing the various themes of this book, such as death and dying, literature, guilt, friendship, human nature, and the conflicts between man and a society.
One of the recurring, also my personal favorite,theme of the story is the power of literature.
From learning how to read, Liesel has come to discovered many things she never knew before, such like how important it is to express oneself. It seems like words are basically the main thing that keeps her alive in the bleak world, that keeps her to encourage others in this chaos caused by warfare.
When everything in her life is messed up, reading nad writing takes her out of this world.
Maybe that's part of the reason why she is so attracted to books. Even more than bread.
Words can become the tool to brainwash the people when it's used by Nazis. Words can become the strength to rescue and comfort people's minds when it's used by Liesel. I am amazed by that. I am also amazed by how the powerful words in this story can generate such a resonance in my brain as I am reading the book.The book is narrated by Death, and throughout the book, he adds in his own input at times.
The Book Thief makes you realize the power that words can have, you just have to pay attention to them. The Book Thief takes place in another time period. A time where words are the power. Power of Language One option: In The Book Thief, words have the power to both destroy and save lives.
Examine how characters in the novel (for example, Liesel, Max, Ilsa Hermann, Hitler, Rosa and/or Hans) use words to destroy and to save. In the novel, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, words are used to create goodness, comfort, and sanity in a time of war.
When wielded by the correct person, a strong vocabulary also has the chance to manipulate any man into changing his mind completely. Transcript of The Power Of Words - The Book Thief Liesel's Use of Words the book is a symbol of her mother and brother, giving her a sense of safety and allowing for a .
The Book Thief is definitely an astonishing book with one of the best narrator. The book is not made up of big, fancy words that lacks meaning, but instead, the creative and careful wording, as well as the perspective in Death's narrating has caught my eye.
In the novel, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, words are used to create goodness, comfort, and sanity in a time of war.
When wielded by the correct person, a strong vocabulary also has the chance to manipulate any man into changing his mind completely.