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Beauty and Brutality of Humanity within The Book Thief

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Hayley Keane

on 17 October 2012

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Transcript of Beauty and Brutality of Humanity within The Book Thief

The Portrayal of Beauty and Brutality of Humanity within The Book Thief Markus Zusak Beauty of Humanity Brutality of Humanity "The consequence of this, is that I'm always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both" The Beauty of Humanity in The Book Thief

Erik Vandenburg (Max's father) saves Hans's life during the first World War
Hans and Rosa accept Liesel and Max into their home
Walter helps Max escape the concentration camp
Hans gives one of the starving Jewish marchers a piece of stale bread
Rudy leaves the teddy bear on the chest of the dying pilot
Hans patience in teaching Liesel
Hans selflessness in buying Liesel books for christmas
Frau Hermann sharing her books with Liesel The Brutality of Humanity in The Book Thief

Liesel's parents are taken away for being communist
Rudy's and Tommy's experiences at Hitler youth
Rudy steals from Otto Sturm
Suffering that Max endured for being a Jew
The persecution of millions of Jews
The horrors from the first World War Beauty and Brutality of Humanity

The dying soldier in the plane crash (Brutality) is given a teddy bear by Rudy (beauty)
The Death Marches (brutality) and the acts of kindness shown by Hans, Rudy and Liesel (beauty)
Himmel Street is destroyed (brutality) and Liesel tells Rosa she is beautiful, as well as kissing Rudy (beauty)
Max writes the Standover Man (beauty) on pages from Mein Kampf (brutality) "to prove to myself that you and your human existence are worth it" What would you want to be remembered as? Beauty and Brutality in The Book Thief
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