He doesn't ask these things, though. In addition to his nightmares, Max also starts having daydreams about boxing the Führer, but Hitler always uses his words to incite the crowd and turn the people against Max. In 1943, the Jews continue to march through Molching, and Liesel always looks for Max. Liesel's senseless brutalization of Ludwig and Tommy is compared with Hitler's invasion of Poland. As a way to keep her distracted from her dreams, Hans begins to teach Liesel how to read the book. The second was about something else she saw.
Rudy looks up to him. Death narrates the story of Liesel Meminger, beginning when she is nine years old and suffering from the death of her brother and separation from her mother. For Christmas, Liesel builds Max a snowman in the basement. Rudy is motivated throughout the novel by his love for Liesel; at one point he retrieves Liesel's book from the icy cold river and asks her for a kiss. She was hungry for them. The narrator of the novel, the mysterious figure who collects human souls when they die. When the war begins, comfort becomes a rare state of mind, so Liesel finds ways to seek it out.
Half asleep, Liesel dreams of speaking at a rally where Hitler smiles at Liesel, and Liesel, who is illiterate, greets him in broken German. She realizes how powerless she is without words, and so Hans, a painter and accordion player, teaches her how to read during midnight lessons in the basement, reading from the book Liesel took from her brother's burial: The Grave Digger's Handbook. Franz Deutscher The Hitler Youth leader described as a sadist by Rudy. Frau Holtzapfel A neighbor of the Hubermanns who has feuded with Rosa for a long time, spitting on the Hubermanns' door on a daily basis. She is about fifteen toward the end of the novel when the bombs destroy her home and kill her loved ones. Death enjoys noticing colors, particularly in the sky, and he is mystified by the contradictory nature of humans—both beautiful and ugly. Hans Hubermann has multiple talents like painting or playing the accordion.
Liesel's obsession with words and learning to read -- a central part of -- is sparked by stealing The Grave Digger's Handbook, which to her at first was only a memento. Death does not kill people or lead humans to their death. Meanwhile, in Stuttgart, a German Jew named Max hides in a closet with no food, light, or water. Rudy and Liesel play soccer together with the other neighborhood children on the afternoons when Liesel is not required to help her foster mother, Rosa, pick up or deliver the laundry she washes to make extra money. Death, the narrator of the book, is nearly omniscient, which allows the scope of the story to move from the specific to the general.
In the middle of the novel, Hans Hubermann, unfortunately died. Instead, Ilsa invites Liesel into her house and gives her the use of her private library. It was Erik Vandenburg, Max's father, who saved Hans's life during World War I and taught Hans to play the accordion. For a while, Himmel Street is a happy place for Liesel. Shops, synagogues, Reichstags, houses, personal items, slain people, and of course, books.
After Alex and Hans leave for duty, Rudy and Liesel go to the next parade of Jews and scatter bread in the streets. Strangely, as he turned the pages and progressed through the chapters, it was only two words he ever tasted. Were the book narrated by a single, human character like Liesel, Max, or Hans, its perspective would be much more limited. Before they reach their destination, Liesel's brother dies and is buried in a strange town by strange people. One such word shaker was a small, skinny girl. Books are additionally a weapon of resistance. As we're both aware, she'd stolen books previously, but in late October 1941, it became official.
Liesel does the best she can to bring the outside world to Max, describing the weather to him, bringing him snow, and delivering presents to the foot of his bed when he falls ill. Walter Kugler Max's best friend. Bread Giving bread is an act of selflessness in the novel, and it represents the kindness that people are capable of. Zusak has said that much of the inspiration for came from the stories his parents would tell him when he was a child. Hans promised Frau Vandenburg that if she ever needed something, she could contact him.
Six months later, Hans and Rosa are killed when a bomb is mistakenly dropped on Himmel Street. It was one of the most beautiful things Liesel Meminger had ever seen. Just give him five more minutes and he would surely fall into the German gutter and die. He shows her The Book Thief and wants to ask her so many questions about humans. During the funeral, Liesel steals a book someone has carelessly left beside the grave.