First mention of Liesel- she is losing her family one by one, she is a broken person
Both Liesel and Liesel's mother are malnourished and very poor
Liesel was moved to a foster home after she lost her whole family becuase of death and Hitler
"your new home" (Zusak 27).
Title of Novel: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Character: Liesel First mention/evidence: When her brother died/ "There was one mother and her daughter and one corpse" (Zusak 7)
Liesel starts digging in disbelief
Physical Description: Skinny Context: Her brother's burial Cited Evidence: "Both were skinny and pale. Both had sores on their lips" (Zusak 24). Explanation: These characteristics imply that both Liesel and her mother are malnourished and poor
They burned books and paper that were "jewish"
the books Liesel wants to steal
Strongest Personality Trait: strong Context: Her brother died, her mother was taken, she didn't know her dad, she got a new family, throughout the book she lost everyone else she learned to love except one Evidence: "your new home" (Zusak 27). Explanation: one example of what she went through was moving to a new home
Character Trait in the beginning: depressed Context: brother died, mom taken away, was forced to have a new family Evidence:"Still in disbelief, she started to dig. He couldn't be dead..." (Zusak 23). Explanation: Liesel was so shocked and confused by how this all could happen to her. It make her depressed.
Character trait in the middle: mischievous Context: stealing books Cited evidence: "Although something inside her told her it was a crime-after all those three books were the most precious items she owned" (Zusak 109). Explanation: She was deciding whether to steal another book
Character trait in the end: matured, caring Context: she lost everything and realized how much she loved and cared for them Evidence: "Liesel get out of there!...the book thief did not get out..." (Zusak 514). Explanation: she was being struck and whipped just because she didn't want to leave Max who was being whipped. He was a jew and she cared about him