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The Book Thief - Power of Words

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Jan Tindungan

on 24 October 2012

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Transcript of The Book Thief - Power of Words

Power of Words Adolf Hitler – use words to destroy lives of Jews
“His first plan to attack was to plant words…. He watched them grow, until eventually, great forest of words had risen throughout Germany.. It was a nation of farmed thoughts.”
pg. 475
Liesel – use words to provide comfort and distraction
pg. 408
“.. the youngest of them began to wail and cry… Some adults tried to calm the infants.. Others were unsuccessful in calming themselves… By page three, everyone was silent but Liesel.” Power of Words in the Book Thief: Power of Words Adolf Hitler – use words to destroy lives of Jews
“His first plan to attack was to plant words…. He watched them grow, until eventually, great forest of words had risen throughout Germany.. It was a nation of farmed thoughts.”
pg. 475
Liesel – use words to provide comfort and distraction
“.. the youngest of them began to wail and cry… Some adults tried to calm the infants.. Others were unsuccessful in calming themselves… By page three, everyone was silent but Liesel.”
pg. 408 Power of Words in the Book Thief: Bullying - Insult, discrimination and putting down people
Defend ourselves from discrimination – speaking up
Provide affection – by simply using words, we can provide affection and influence other people
To convey powerful and influential messages – poetry and music Power of Words in Today’s Society: It is amazing that words can be use as a weapon against injustice
It can be used to provide affection
Words are powerful enough to overcome ones depression and has the potential to change the world
“The tongue has no bones yet, it is strong enough to break many of them” Word is a REALLY BIG word!
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