The Book Thief Quotes by Markus ZusakAfter encountering Max being forced on the way to a concentration camp, Liesel becomes hopeless and disdainful of the written word, seeing Hitler's words as the source of her suffering. Ilsa Hermann gives her a blank book and encourages her to write; Liesel writes the story of her life, containing both tragedy and beauty, at a fevered pace. Liesel has come to the realization that words can cause both violence and comfort, and she strives to make them "right" by combating vicious propaganda with writing that emanates from selflessness and love. I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue.
The Book Thief Quotes
Toggle navigation. Death is the narrator of the book and the book is seen entirely from the perspective of Death. He is telling us here the book is about Liesel, her books, Hans, Erik and their shared accordion, the Nazis, Max- Erik's son, and the books Liesel steals. The rest of the book is spent explaining these subjects. To be truthful the book had fallen to the ground and she picked it up. It was entitled The Grave Digger's Handbook and belonged to the apprentice grave digger who helped dig her brother's grave.
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I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.
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The Book Thief
Or I'd throw them over my shoulder. It was only the children I carried in my arms. - Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads.
Once, words had rendered Liesel useless, but now… she felt an innate sense of power. It happened every time she deciphered a new word or pieced together a sentence. She was a girl. In Nazi Germany. How fitting that she was discovering the power of words. Having not yet learned to read and write at nearly ten years old, Liesel knew enough to realize that words had a power which she did not have access to.