Ray Bradbury 's ' Fahrenheit 451 And Markus Zusak 's The Book Thief '
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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief are similar in multiple ways. One example being that they both end rather realistically.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak begins and ends rather abruptly. This, however, adds a sense of realism to this moving novel. At the start of The Book Thief, a young girl named Liesel, her younger brother and their mother are on a train to Munich, Germany. The mother was delivering her starved children to foster parents. The boy, however, did not survive the journey. Liesel was still given to the couple, in hopes she won’t receive the same fate of her brother. The exchange does not happen easily, as told on page 28, “ It took nearly fifteen minutes to coax her from the car...There was the gate next, which she clung to...she held on and refused to go inside,” (Zusak 28). As the novel continues Liesel grows to love Herr and Frau Hubermann. The novel continues and the tension begins to build. In the basement of 33 Himmel Street a Jew is hidden. The wrath of Hitler is marching closer and closer to Munich as Liesel learns to love the outlaw. Soon she would know her sins, as told on page 390, “Liesel was playing soccer when the noise arrived…’What is that?’...’A herd of cows?’...’The Jews’...They watched the Jews come down the road like a catalog of colors. That 's not how the book thief described them but, I can tell you that’s exactly what they were, for many of them would die” (Zusak 390). During the march Mr. Hubermann’s