The Book Thief Rudy steiner: ( first mentioned in book) " Rudy stiner the boy next door who was obsessed with the black american athlete Jesse Owens " This Is Rudy Stiner What seems
Rudy was a young teen like liesel he was extremely fast and had many other qualities. he loves to stand up to the older people even tough it gets him beat up. most of the time Rudy uses his speed for stealing from farmers to survive.
Rudy Even though he does not look it he is a very kind and selfless person. he is also always trying to get liesel's attention because he likes her. he is aways doing kid things to her and even jumping into a freezing river for her and even saves her life
Even though rudy does all these kind things he is not good at making good first impressions " but the first thing she saw was a snow ball smashing in her face" (Zusak 48) after liesel deflects a goal Rudy does not take it well and chucks a snowball. this makes the reader despise him. The author does a good job of doing this because the reader becomes surprised and shocked that Rudy could change his personality so much and so fast.
Later in the book as we get to know Rudy more we understand that he is not a jerk but just full of himself " He would expect a kiss for his serveries" (Zusak ) Rudy has bugged Liesel so much for a kiss that it is expected of him to request one. in the book Rudy is constantly wanting a kiss and is always going to get liesel's attention.
As the book progresses more the more and more Rudy show affection and kindness " Soon he peeled off his coat and jumped in" (Zusak ) Now Rudy is jumping into freezing rivers for Liesel he is going out of his way to make liesel happy and fell good. that is why Rudy I a good friend that liesel has.