The book thief conclusion

Ilsa presents her with a blank book, and Liesel begins writing the story of her life, called The Book Thief. He associates a color with each sighting: white, red, and black, the colors of the Nazi flag.

Ilsa Hermann sees Liesel take the book and decides to share her own love of books with Liesel by inviting her into her library. Hans is sent to Essen, where he is part of a squad that cleans up after air raids. For Max, it means extreme guilt for putting the lives of those he's come to love in danger.

For reasons unknown to us at the time, Liesel's mother is taking Liesel and her little brother Werner by train to live with foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann.

Liesel and Max become close friends, and Max writes Liesel two stories about their friendship, both of which are reproduced in the novel. Shortly after these somewhat lighthearted days, the air raids begin.

the book thief complications

The bus crashes and the other man is killed, while Hans merely breaks his leg. She does everything she can to live life well in spite of her missing foster father and friend.

The book thief conclusion

It's called The Word Shaker and includes a story by the same name. Liesel does the best she can to bring the outside world to Max, describing the weather to him, bringing him snow, and delivering presents to the foot of his bed when he falls ill. She is seen stealing a book from the burning by the mayor's wife Ilsa Hermann , who later invites Liesel to read in her library. First we learn that Liesel has died after living a happy life with a husband, kids, and grandkids. Liesel becomes aware of what it really means to be living in Nazi Germany when a book burning is organized to celebrate Adolph Hitler's birthday on April 20, Rudy stays home, but his father, Alex Steiner, is conscripted into the military and has to leave home. Liesel next sees Max being marched towards the concentration camp at Dachau. One house, in particular, catches her attention: 8 Grande Strasse, the home of the mayor and his wife, Ilsa Hermann.

Rudy is constantly trying to get Liesel to kiss him, but she always refuses. But, we don't learn what happens to Max after that.

Conflict in the book thief

On one occasion in the Fiedlers' basement, Liesel begins to read from The Whistler. During this time, Liesel also forms a complicated almost-friendship with the mayor's wife, Ilsa Hermann. Complication Enter Max Vandenburg. Hans realizes he has aroused suspicion and drawn attention to himself, and Max is no longer safe in the basement. Liesel hears a Nazi spokesman calling for death to Communists as well as Jews, a light bulb goes off. In fact, they are coming for Rudy, who has recently shown himself to be a great student and athlete. Conclusion Reunions. Liesel forms a fast friendship with Max. She had never told anyone before. Liesel goes to live with the mayor and his wife. She steals The Grave Digger's Handbook from the cemetery after it falls from a young grave digger's coat. The novel ends with Death giving Liesel back her book, The Book Thief, as he's taking her soul away from her body.

Hans gets sent home to recuperate. In Februaryjust after Liesel's fourteenth birthday, Liesel and Rosa get word that Hans is coming home. When Liesel hears a Nazi spokesman calling for death to communists as well as Jews, a light bulb goes off.

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