The Hero's Journey (The Book Thief)

The Hero's Journey (The Book Thief)
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made by Brooklyn Nichol.

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  • Step 1: The Ordinary World
  • Step 2: The Call to Adventure
  • Step 3: Refusal of The Call
  • Move it Saumensch!!!
  • I am not going anywhere!!!!!!!
  • "The book thief and her brother were traveling down toward Munich." (pg 19). In the third carriage, Liesel and her family are traveling on a train to Munich. Liesel is asleep, with one eye open and the other still in a dream. She is dreaming of the fuhrer.
  • Step 4: Meeting with the Mentor/Helper
  • The book thief's brother died on the train to Munich. Liesel and her mother are forced to bury him in the next town. Liesel notices that the gravedigger's apprentice drops something; a black book with silver writing. Although she can't read, she takes the book. thus becoming the bookthief. "There was something black and rectangular lodged in the snow, only the girl saw it." (pg 24).
  • Step 5: Crossing the Threshold
  • "the fact was this: Liesel would not get out of the car." (pg 28). Upon arriving on Himmel Street, at her foster parents house, Liesel outright refused to go into the house. She wanted to go back with her mother and would not venture out of the car and clung to the gate. When she finally did go into the house, it was because Hans persuaded he to, quietly... Unlike Rosa's method.
  • Step 6: Tests and Enemies
  • I'm sorry for firing your mama, please just take this book.
  • YOU THINK I WANT THIS SAUMENSCH OF A BOOK!!! ...
  • "Papa would say a word and the girl would have to spell it aloud and then paint it on the wall, as long as she got it right. After a month, the wall was recoated. A fresh cement page." (pg 72 ). Hans would teach Liesel how to read and taught her new words by painting them on the wall of the basementy. Hans became Liesel's teacher. She began to learn many lessons from him, not just reading and writing.
  • “I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. Their great skill is their capacity to escalate.” (pg 109). At the book burning for Hitler's birthday, Liesel watches with excitment. After it is done Hans talks with his friend at a building while Liesel looks at the remains of the bonfire. there are three books that are relatively cool and undamaged. She looks around and no one is watching, she then proceeds to slip one in her coat and walk away. This is when she begins to doubt the lies being thrown at her.
  • After the mayor's wife fired Rosa, "Liesel beats her up with her words." (Chapter 65). She tells her it's ridiculous that she is still grieving for the son she lost over twenty-years ago. She tells her to get over it; that other people are suffering, too. Ilsa looks crushed and is about to apologize. Liesel wants Ilsa to hit her. But she doesn't. Ilsa just goes back in the house.
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