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The Book Thief Review
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Explain the Setting
Molching, Himmel street, Germany 1939-1945
Name 3 important events in the Rising Action in the Book Thief
Liesel steals her first book. Liesel arrives on Himmel Street, Max comes and hides in Liesel's house.
Name 3 important events in the Climax in the Book Thief
Max gets caught, People die from bombing, Max returns to Molching
Name 3 important events in the Resolution in the Book Thief
Death returns Liesel's book
What is the conclusion?
Liesel dies at an old age and death takes her
- Brave, loves to read, writes The Book Thief
- giving, loving, foster father
- foster mother, opposite of Hans, very hard on Liesel
- Jewish, Fighter, lives in the basement of the Hubermann's home
- Liesel's Best Friend, has lemon colored hair, loved Jesse Owens
- haunted by humans, narrator, Intrigued with Liesel
- Has a private library and lets Liesel read the books in it
- Liesel's teacher
- Liesel brother that died
- Mayor of Molching, his son died
- Liesel's friend and neighbor and has a twitch, really bad at futbal
- Hans' and Rosa's daughter and was a housekeeper
Hans Jr. Hubermann
- Han's son and a Nazi
- mean, neighbor, has Liesel read to her
- first fair food stealing leader
- bothered Liesel and she beats him and he doesn't bother her again
- Ludwig's brother
- Max's friend and childhood bully and fighter
- second leader of the food thieves that stole for fun and entertainment
- a die hard Nazi and candy shop owner
- Max's dad that saved Han's life
- Liesel's true Mother but gave Lisel away so Liesel would not get captured and be put in a concentration camp
- hates Jews, affected every single person's life, evil dictator of Germany
- Rudy's old Nazi youth leader that was his Rival and beat up Rudy after Rudy threw a rock at him
- old guy that likes to whistle
- A nazi that took Hans' seat but died from sitting there in an accident
- Rudy's Father, he is a taylor, and takes liesel with him after he returns
- Liesel's social worker
- Ilsa's son that died
Man vs. Man
Max vs. Hitler - Max is always fighting hitler in his dreams, Hitler wants to kill all Jew
Man vs. Self
Max grapples with the guilt he feels for leaving his mother behind
Man vs. Society
Hans is rejected by the Nazis because he painted over insults by Nazis on a Jewish door
Death vs. Life
Han's is lucky and survives death a couple of times while sometime other people die in his place
Liesel learns "words" (reading/writing) and as a result writes her own story. Words = knowledge Words can cause those brave enough to speak out to be imprisoned or killed. Words = power
Hitler was called the "wordshaker" because he used words to "shake up" society. words = evil
Liesel steals books from Ilsa Hermman,Liesel and Rudy steal apples and food from farmers, Hitler steals the Jews away from their Family and friends
Liesel was brave enough to steal from people, she was brave enough to say that she hated hitler
Certain characters show their love for each other, Rudy and Liesel, Hans and Liesel, helps people get through tough times
characters can rely on their families, families will support each other during hard times, Liesel's adoption (new family), Hans goes off to war, Liesel/Rosa stick together
Friendship helps many of the characters through difficult time (TRUSTWORTHY)
(Rudy/Liesel), (Max/Liesel), (Hans/Liesel), (Ilsa/Liesel) (Tommy/Rudy)
Describe Death's Thoughts
intrigued by Liesel
Describe Death's Effect on others
takes the soul of other characters
Describe Death's Actions
stalks certain characters
Describe Death's Looks
does not look like what humans think he looks like
protagonist; orphan taken in by foster parents; brother dies on a train; can be quiet and caring
energetic, friendly and protective friend of Liesels; loves her; has a big family
the mayor's wife; one of Rosa's customers; invites Liesel to visit her library; Liesel later steals from her; survives the bombing and becomes Liesel's foster parents when Liesels are dead;
the Hitler youth leader who is rough and beats Rudy
Liesel's younger brother who dies on a train
Rudy's father; later drafted in to the war; owns a shop
15 year old leader of the thieves; very kind to others
man in charge of taking the Jews; Haunts Liesel
narrator of the book; gives forwshadowing; gives Liesel the name the "book thief"
neighbor to the Hubermanns who has has a feud with Rosa for time; spits on their doorway everytime she passes; has 2 sons; loses son in war; Liesel later on reads to comfort her
Jew who is taken into the Hubermann's home; writes Liesel books; is fond of fist fighting; lives in the Hubermann's basement
member of Hans's air raid special unit; dies instead of Hans when he demands to switch seats in the truck that crashed and killed him
stern, rough, good-intentioned foster mother of Liesel; married to Hans; washes clothes for a living; has 2 birth children
one of Frau's sons; served in the army where his hand was badly wounded; commits suicide when he returns home for the grief of his dead brother
Max's best friend; was Max's fighting partner growing up; arranges for Max to stay with the Hubermanns to keep him safe
harsh, mean man; becomes leader of the thieves after Berg; wealthy and steals only for excitement; beats Rudy; throws Liesel's book into the Amper River
comparison using "like" or "as"; example
similie; Michael jumped from the chair as if it were a cliff.
comparison without using like or as
example of irony
Himmel Street meaning "heaven"
example of symbolism
accordian - symbolizes: distraction, comfort, and hope (in the beginning) and loss/death (in the end)
events occurring bewteen Liesel's arrival at the Hubermann's and the bombing at Himmel street
bombing of Himmel Street
events after bombing
when she meets death
A dynamic character is a character who _____.
Love persists in a time of hatred.
the only surviving member of his family, who gives Liesel a job
What was happening that led people to hide in their basements?
gives a dying British soldier a teddy bear
protagonist of the novel; the book thief
What flattened Himmel Street?
watches his brother die & later commits suicide
Liesel kisses him, but only once he dies
loses 2 sons and is glad to finally see Death
killed in Stalingrad
What street do the Hubermanns, Steiners, Holtzapfels, and Feidlers live on?
What does Liesel go see in the mayor's house?
volunteers Hans for the duty that allows him to survive the battle
paints a picture of a cloud on the wall after Liesel describes it
When did Ilsa Hermann's son die?
Dachau Concentration Camp
Where were the Jews marching to when they marched through Molching?
What book allows Max to get to the Hubermann house safely (it holds his papers)?
gives a Jew bread and gets beaten because of it
Liesel gets beaten for joining him in the parade
picks up The Book Thief after it falls to the ground
Where is Liesel when the bombs drop?
What event occurred on Hitler's birthday in the town of Molching?
does people's laundry
8 Grande Strasse
What street address does Liesel go to in order to steal books?
the mayor's wife
employs Liesel to read to her after Liesel reads in the basement
Where is the designated air raid shelter on Himmel Street?
leaves a dictionary and a plate of cookies for Liesel
The Word Shaker and The Standover Man
What 2 books did Max create for Liesel?
Where does Liesel move to after the war ends?
What house does Liesel live in immediately after the bombs drop?
Which war takes place during this time?
teaches Hans to play the accordion
The League of German Girls (Bund Deutscher Mädel)
What is the BDM?
Rudy's father who refuses to let Rudy go to war
beats up Ludwig Schmeikl for making fun of her
known for spitting on the Hubermann door
What group cleared out bodies, propped up buildings, and put out fires after air raids?
looks at the stars during an air raid
lost a son in WWI, so feels particularly attached to Liesel
Where did Liesel steal her 2nd (stolen) book from?
What book did Hitler write?
lives in the basement at the Hubermann home
What belief system of Liesel's father led Liesel to be fostered with another family?
What group was full of children who learned to Heil Hitler and were brainwashed into becoming perfect Nazi soldiers and mothers.
drafted into the German army and has to pick up dead bodies
her mother leaves her with a foster family
said, "I have the endless ability to be in the right place at the right time."
paints people's windows
Where is Hans stationed after breaking his leg in the truck crash?
the Nazi son of Hans and Rosa Hubermann
What town does Liesel live in with her new foster family?
What group was Hans drafted into during the war?
What system limited the amount of food (flour, coffee, etc.) that people could get?
a surprisingly compassionate narrator
wets the bed and reads in the middle of the night
Liesel's best friend and partner in crime
curses constantly, but doesn't necessarily mean it
"Night of Broken Glass" -the night of November 9, 1938, on which Nazi troopers attacked Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues throughout Germany
A static character is one who ______ ________.
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