Summary Of The Book Thief Book Report

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The Book begins with an in depth description of Guy Montag (Our introduced “Anti-Hero”) burning books. He describes the various pleasures that he gets from burning said books in a way that is not only beautiful… but haunting with sentences like “his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history”. The book didn’t go into detail about whose books he was burning but I don’t think Guy even cared to know. Guy who is now headed home (oddly by foot) gets the feeling that he is being watched! He is then greeted by his new neighbor by the name Clarisse McClellan. She begins to ask him a series of questions along with some tongue and cheek replies such as “"What-the smell of…show more content…
As he thinks he comes to the shocking conclusion that he truly wasn’t. Guy described his previous thoughts of happiness as if “He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back. “ Guy begins approaching his bedroom where he could hear his wife’s music blaring through her seashells (Earbuds). This wasn’t unusual to him as this has been the case for the past two years but something was wrong… when Guy entered the room and approached the bed he kicks over an empty container that upon further inspection was what had held his wife’s sleeping pills. Guy went into a panic, calling 911 (or whatever the emergency number would be for this time) to get her medical treatment. Quickly two hospitals workers show up with a machine that took minimal work to set up. Guy stood back and observed the two men who were smoking in his house, with seemingly no care to his wife’s state of health as they used the “snake” to purge her stomach of all the pills, food and acid. The procedure took very little time and effort on the medical workers

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