Lubr’s Revised Thesis and Three Points


In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the characters cannot show their own opinions 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 and then reading books.

3. Max lets his emotions out by silently fighting for himself and what he believes in.

juhe’s revised thesis and three points


” The book Thief’,” by Markus Zusak, explores the need for power, and what people will do for it.

Point one:

When Liesel first came to the Hubermann’s she was powerless, she had no control over her fate and decided that she would never be powerless again.  Slowly and surly she started to search for the power of words, and soon found out exactly how much power words possess.

Point two:

Rudy Steiner is one of many in a very large family, he longs for power, he wants to stand out. A way that he thinks that he can gain power is by winning 4 sprints in a row just like his idol Jesse Owens. He pushes himself too far, and so he does not loose the last race he purposefully gets himself disqualified so he does not loose the power and respect he just earned.

Point three:

Max, a  Jew that Liesel and her foster family rescued feels terrible that he is putting them in danger. All he wants is to have power over himself, to be free. Hiding  locked in a basement having no control over his future makes him feel powerless.