MaxSa Final Post

In Markus Zusak’s, The Book Thief, the author explores using a symbolic accordian as a form of self expression.

1) When Hans plays an actual accordion, he is expressing himself.

2)When Liesel reads, she is expressing herself; therefore we can say that Liesel’s ‘Accordion’ is words.

3) Rudy’s accordion is competing. He always wants to compete for the medal at a track meet, or compete for attention in his large household.

sabre thesis and three points revised again

Thesis: In THE BOOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusac, Liesel’s books are used to bring people together.

Supporting point #1: Liesel’s first book, The Grave Diggers’ Handbook, allows Hans and Liesel to get to know each other; subsequently, it brings them closer together.

Supporting point #2: Liesel’s love for literature helps her to form a bond with Ilsa Herman when she spends a large amount of time reading in Ilsa’s library.

Supporting point #3: Liesel’s reading in the air raid shelter allows people to form a stronger bond.

Eabe Revised Thesis and Revised 3 points

In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the author uses colors to show some of the character’s emotion.

Rosa’s color is red because she is mad and abusive most of the time.

Hans’ color is silver because even in a world that is dark, he doesn’t give up hope.

Max’s color is a dark yellow because he gives up hope when he goes to the concentration camp.

Sabre revised three points and thesis

Thesis: In THE BOOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusac, Liesel’s books are used to bring people together.

Supporting point #1: Liesel’s first book, The Grave Diggers’ Handbook, allows Hans and Liesel to get to know each other, then, subsequently, it brings them closer together during the beginning of Liesel’s stay on Himmel Street.

Supporting point #2: Liesel’s reading in the air raid shelter helps to bring people together in that it alleviates the stress of arguing and yelling while allowing people to form a stronger bond with her and each other.

Supporting point #3: Liesel’s love for literature helps her to form a bond with Ilsa Herman when she spends a large amount of time reading in Ilsa’s library.

Cephe Revised Thesis and Revised Three Points

Thesis: In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the sky helps the characters see the world around them.

 

Point # 1) “Hello Stars.” (p.45) Liesel says hello to the stars when she first comes to the Hubermans’ home.

 

Point # 2) Max asks Liesel to tell him about the sky because he has to live closed off from the world around him.

 

 

Point # 3) Max said the stars burned his eyes the stars are Jewish stars the reality from around him burns him.

Alle revised thesis and revised 3 points

In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, characters lose their means of self-expression and personal identity when they surrender to the Nazi Party.

 

Point 1) When Hans Hubermann is drafted into the Nazi Party, he leaves his accordion, his method of self-expression, behind.

 

Point 2) During the book burning on Hitler’s birthday, Nazi soldiers are described as “uniforms and signs,” not humans.

 

Point 3) Alex Steiner is described as an expressionless “wooden man” because he suppressed his own beliefs to join the Nazi Party.

Lubr’s Revised Thesis and 3 Points

Thesis:

In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the characters cannot express their own authentic emotions in society, so they find other ways to express themselves.

Three Points

1. Hans Hubermann, Liesel’s foster father, expresses himself by playing his accordion.

2. Liesel lets her emotions out by stealing books and then reading them.

3. Max expresses himself silently by fighting for himself and what he believes in.

MaxSa Revised Thesis and Points

In Markus Zusak’s, The Book Thief, the author explores using a symbolic accordian as a form of self expression.

1) When Hans plays an actual accordion, he is expressing himself.

2) Much like when Hans plays the accordion, when Liesel reads, she is expressing herself, therefore we can say that Liesel’s ‘Accordion’ is words.

3) Rudy’s accordion is competing. He always wants to compete for the metal at a track meet, or compete for attention in his large household.

KaJo Revised Thesis and Revised 3 Points

In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the characters use objects to express their most difficult emotions.

1) Hans Hubermann uses his accordion as a way of telling his story.

2) Max wrote the book The Standover Man to express his fear with Liesel.

3) Liesel uses her books to give her the means to convey her emotions.

Brho revised Thesis and Revised 3 Points

In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the author uses the weather as a statement on the themes and feelings of the time.
The white, clean snow in the beginning represents Liesel’s purity and innocence that she still retains at the time.
At the time that Max is starting to feel better and things are looking good for the Hubermanns, Liesel sees a beautiful blue sky with a bright sun, but their is still a cloud, which is the shadow of fear.
Towards the end, when things are going wrong and bombs are being dropped, the skies are grey, cloudy and rainy.