Chemmel perhaps represents the violent excesses of Stalinism, though can also serve as a Hitler stand-in. When she came to write her story, she would wonder exactly when the books and the words started to mean not just something, but everything. She reads with her Papa and visits Frau Hermann in her library, one of the greatest places Liesel has ever seen. Of course, she didn't just decide to write a book all on her own. It is later revealed that Max is taken to a concentration camp Dachau after being captured by the Nazis. She's literally carrying the moment with her in her dreams. Rudy spits on Viktor's feet, and Viktor vows to make Rudy pay for it at a later date.
Liesel and Max found themselves living together because of terrible events that have occurred to their families. There is only one round, and Hitler punches Max for hours. After the war, he was no longer a part of her life, so he would not necessarily know if it was Max she married, or anyone else. I listened to their last, gasping cries. It was a crime against humanity as a whole. Hans tells Max that Liesel is also a good reader and fist fighter, and then Hans plays the accordion for the first time in months. The girl asks the bird about his dreams, and both his and Liesel's recurring nightmares are pictured: Max saying goodbye to his family, and Liesel sleeping with her younger brother at the side of her bed.
Since Max and Liesel have similar problems they are lucky to have found someone who can relate to these problems. She loves how words can fill her up, but then she also realizes that words can be ugly things, especially in the way Hitler can use words to encourage the German people to carry out horrific acts of violence and cause so much suffering. It was barely possible to see the paintwork. Why did they have to exist? When Rudy sticks up for Tommy Mueller, who has developed hearing problems and has trouble marching, the two are forced to perform a series of drills in the mud. Max Vandenburg is the Jewish man who hides in the Hubermanns' basement. Somehow, this book is too strong, or too wet, or too lucky to burn up quickly. Rudy is standing in icy water, holding a soggy book and asking Liesel for a kiss.
She should be reading Mein Kampf. GradeSaver, 30 November 2009 Web. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Liesel begins reading the new book to Max, who remains unconscious. In both cases, she strengthens her bond with him through words. In the end, a girl comes in with a newspaper and tells Max that the crossword is empty, then the fantasy is over.
Meaning, it leads to Liesel losing two of the most important people in her life. Walking home with Rudy afterwards, Liesel admits that her reaction was driven by all the suffering, humiliation, and loss she's been experiencing especially by the loss of her brother, Werner. She's also feeling a deep burden of guilt. She understands that there is great power in words, though, and she hungers for them. The movie will most likely butcher the beauty of Zusak's story. He takes her home and there is just time to warn Max but not enough time to hide him. The world is an ugly stew, she thought.
Erik nominates Hans, who is sent to write letters for the captain. They both rely on each other for comfort, friendship, and trust as well. She and Max escape without being detected. Hans feels guilty over the fact that Erik, who had a son, died while childless Hans survived. Only then, on the paper that had bubbled and humped under the stress of drying paint, did he begin to write the story.
Like many of us, Liesel doesn't have an easy time reading, at least not at first. Each one an attempt — an immense leap of an attempt — to prove to me that you, and your human existence, are worth it. In Max's fantasies of fighting Hitler, he can take hours of punches one-on-one, then beat the Fuhrer in just seven blows. Part of me thinks it was Max because I subconsciously think it would have been a little cute, and part of me thinks it was some random guy she met afterwards. In early June, Max, Liesel, Hans and Rosa remove and paint over the pages of Mein Kampf then replace them in preparation for a new book.
Of all the things to save him. He fantasizes about fighting in a boxing ring. Unfortunately Max must hide in their basement cellar. Shops, synagogues, Reichstags, houses, personal items, slain people, and of course, books. Words not only helped her and Max, but she found her true calling in comforting people through reading to them.
Rudy lingers waist-deep in the cold water and asks Liesel for a kiss for the last time. Mamer is about to call the police when Rudy spots one of his teachers and begs him to explain how poor Rudy is. On her way home, Liesel finds a newspaper for Max. She shakes them from books, from her own lips, and from the lips of others. Hans leaves Erik's widow with his name and address and offers to help if they should need anything. I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality.