Words can have a large effect on many things, they can affect what people do, they can change how people feel, words are extremely powerful . The book that I decided to read for my ISU is called “The Book Thief” it was written by Markus Zusak. Here is some background knowledge on the book Thief, the book thief took place before and during WWII. The main character throughout the story is a little girl named Liesel, she is an orphan and an only child as her younger brother dies at the beginning of the book. Later on in the book a jewish man named max shows up at their doorstep looking for somewhere to stay because he was told that he would be able to get help here.
Her death prompted him to get serious about the things that were wrong with his world, for him to go ahead and steal books from the fires, and read them openly. He went as far as to get into contact an old professor, and learn from him what actions he should take to stop all of this madness. Montag eventually loses it, and reads aloud to Mildred’s friends in an attempt to make them realize their unhappiness, and try to have an impact on them like Clarisse had on him. In the end, an alarm is called on Montag’s house to burn the books he stole. “Well,” said Beatty, “now you did it.
” I am haunted by humans.” If there is one thing that everyone has in common, it is birth and death. The aforementioned quote from the novel, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, is the last line of the book from the narrator, Death. It shows the potential of the human race, because it is more commonly thought that the human race fears death, and not the other way around. The Book Thief takes place during World War II, when Adolf Hitler, better known as the Fuhrer to the Germans, set up the Third Reich, or Nazi Germany in order to make Germany the world’s superpower. However, Hitler’s ambitions were not supported by every German citizen, due to the consequences and results he/she faces.
April 11th, 2013 Fahrenheit 451 Just like in real life, characters in books have virtues and vices. Ray Bradbury did an amazing job presenting a theme through his characters in his book Fahrenheit 451. The novel is about how books are illegal at the time because the government didn’t want people to think for themselves. They believed life would be much better if no one questioned things. Instead of putting out fires, firefighters went to homes that were believed to have books and set them on fire.
These were all characteristics for the previous abductions and killings. From the coroner’s report they could tell, that she had been raped and she had multiple wounds indicating that she had been tortured as well. Not a death if any death worthy of this young innocent girl. The serial killer The police have a couple of leads, they can’t for safety reasons give any more details, but they are working their very hardest to find this heartless killer. The things the murderers have in common are the paintings of the garments and hair.
Not only does Mildred leave, but as her final act of betrayal, she calls in Montag`s illegal books into the police chief, who then forces him to burn his own books and house. This is not only the main turning point in the book but would also make for a dramatic preview, should this book be made into a movie. Another scene that would make a suspenseful preview would be Montag`s reaction to the news of Clarisse being hit by a car and killed. Also, the scene were the government declares war and begins bombing the city would make a very dramatic and enthralling trailer. I consider this scene the most suspenseful scene and after the city have been bombed, Montag and his new friends go in search of survivors to create a new and knowledge filled society.
When Leisel steals from the Mayor’s house for example she is very brave, by fearlessly sneaking in “Liesel heaved herself onto the ledge and tussled her way inside,” (288). What Leisel did not think is that someone may have been home, and was able to hear her. Later on in the book Liesel receives a note from the Mayor’s wife saying she knows when Liesel comes and steals books, the note say “I could hear you the last time…” (369). Liesel was not careful when she stole and was discovered as a result. The Last time Liesel’s “courage’ gets the best of her is when she and Rudy feed bread to the Jews at the cost of being caught and punished.
The narrator is not afraid to speak his mind throughout the book by leaving a trail of witty or sarcastic remarks and even says, “It kills me sometimes, the way people die” (464). This quote can not be taken literally, but it can be taken to heart if the readers are not a fan or the narrator. Another example of New Historicism is when the book changes culture. Normally, in Germany from 1939-1942, the culture is to hate the Jewish religion and all who believe in it. The narrator says, “The Germans in basements were pitiable,
She was a real estate agent with access to lock box codes, including the one to the Willson’s home. She stated that she hated Devonians. On her Forestbook Web Page, she made a competition to see who can steal the Devonian star. Whistler stated under oath that Hopper said she stole it. Whistler told the court that she pled guilty to an attempted murder charge.
Bradbury sends his readers a warning, he warns us of what may happen if we stop expressing our ideas, and if we let people take away our books and thoughts. In Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury is speaking out against censorship, with the use of symbolism throughout the book makes the book way more powerful to reinforce his ideas about anti-censorship. The title of part one in the book, “The Hearth and the Salamander,” is just the start of symbolism in this book. This title suggests two things having to do with fire. Hearth means the floor of the fireplace, the source of the warmth is at the base of the fireplace where the fire is.