There is a downed plane. While Rudy can be happy for Liesel, he can, simultaneously, be upset for his family and jealous of the good fortune that has come to Liesel and Rosa. Lesson Summary The 'heaven' that is Himmel Street is ruined by an air-raid attack in Part 10, and everything that Liesel has known is destroyed. One day, Liesel sees the Gestapo Nazi secret police on Himmel Street, and Hans thinks they are coming for him. All wearing yellow stars, the Jews are malnourished and in miserable condition. At Frau Holtzapfel's home, Liesel reads to Michael and his crying mother.
Liesel begins school, but suffers because she doesn't know how to read yet. Death points out that Rudy is now both talented at school and athletics. One night there is an air raid, and Rosa, Hans, and Liesel leave for a bomb shelter down the road. Although Rosa and Frau Holtzapfel are enemies, Rosa agrees, and Liesel begins reading several days a week. On the street, everyone carries their most precious possessions -- Liesel takes her books. Liesel's great compassion towards Max and defiance of the Nazis are symbolized by the massive tree that Hitler cannot cut down.
Liesel keeps playing soccer on Himmel Street and Tommy Müller finally stops being afraid of her. Just as Rudy doesn't explain his purposeful disqualification, neither does Death, but he implies that Rudy had already proved to both Franz Deutscher and himself that he could achieve his goals, so he didn't even need to race. Liesel continues to gain a feeling of empowerment by stealing books one at a time. The local Air Raid Cleanup Crew finds Liesel alive. Today when anyone looks up at the sky the stars usually seem dim and the thought of something so far away burning your eyes seems to be difficult to comprehend. The terrified residents of Himmel Street woke from their sleep and stumbled to the designated shelter in the middle of the night.
Liesel didn't have the luxury of going to her local library and picking out whatever bestseller had hit the shelves that week. In the last chapter, Liesel was playing soccer in Hummel Street one day when a parade of Jews marched through. The tragic fates of most of the characters finally come to pass. When Hans confirms her suspicions after the book burning, Hitler becomes Liesel's sworn enemy. The next morning, Hans wonders why nobody has come and worries that Max was sent out for no reason.
The homes crumble, and all the while, the residents are still in their beds - dying. Liesel goes out with him and is impressed by Hans' cleverness and talent as a painter. He promises to win four gold medals, just like his idol Jesse Owens did during the 1936 Olympics. Analysis With Rudy's question, Death admits that Rudy has a point, illustrating how so much of life is left up to luck and chance. Death wonders if these people deserved any better, how many had actively participated in Hitler's persecution of others, whether the children or those who were hiding Jews deserved to die. But, we don't learn what happens to Max after that. And, she adds a detail about how she told Max about Rudy, which surprises him.
Ironically they almost never speak to each other, though they are surrounded by words. Out of the crowd of abusive Germans, Hans offers the man a piece of bread, and the man falls between Hans' feet crying and thanking him. Hans buys a radio to hear when the raids are coming, but one night in September they don't hear it until the air raid sirens come on. For example, as she drinks Champagne for the first time, she has an awareness of how happy she is, and how that happiness contributes to the flavor of the drink. As the novel comes to a close, we learn that Liesel has died after living a long and happy life with a husband, kids, and grandkids. The Fuhrer decides he will rule the world with words.
Outside, Himmel Street is untouched but there is a cloud of dust in the air. Death offers another catalogue of characters as he takes their lives, and the randomness of life and death seems especially tragic. Upon learning of his plight, Hans readily helps arrange for Max's journey to Himmel Street. A tire blows out and the driver loses control of the truck. Reinhold Zucker dies through his irrational animosity towards Hans; Zucker demands Hans' seat, which Hans considers to be the worst seat in the truck, for no other reason than petty aggression. But a worse consequence was that Max Vandenberg had to leave. Even as the novel expands to Stuttgart and Max Liesel's education grows.
The titles of the books themselves also order her own story — A Song in the Dark sums up one of the themes of the novel and Liesel's greatest strength — finding moments of happiness and creativity in the midst of fear and suffering. He didn't enjoy Hitler's youth. She writes in the basement, and she's doing just this when Himmel Street is bombed. What is The Book Thief About and Why Should I Care? And the books she's stealing aren't top-secret documents— they're just. Now, that son is twenty-two and is hiding from the Nazis. They have no choice but to leave Max behind.
Hans feels compelled to offer one of the Jewish prisoners a piece of bread and is whipped along with the prisoner by a Nazi guard. Hans wonders if he should go out and help with recovery, but Rosa tells him to stay. The girl, who represents Liesel, knows the power of words as well as Hitler. He is one of Holtzapfel's sons, Michael, and he has just returned from the Battle of Stalingrad. Lesson Summary 1942 was a year of ups and downs for Liesel, but things were relatively upbeat. Here are my links: Tumblr- Twitter- Instagram- Blog- Thank you for watching and be sure to give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and make sure to subscribe it you would like to see more! Based on its title, you might think that The Book Thief is a spy thriller or a Holmes-style detective story. He grows a forest of propaganda, hypnotizes people with his words, and hires them to maintain the forest and propagandize for him.