Summary : ' The Book Thief '

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3-8 In this episode the author introduces the narrator. It is soon to be explained that this narrator is death. Death tells the story of a young girl who he calls “The Book Thief.” Typically, Death is a figure that many people would describe as dark and evil in this novel, however, Death describes himself differently. One significant thing Death is interested in is colors, which is a very humanly thing. This shows how Death is not an evil character, he is fascinated by humans and their world. “Please, trust me. I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that’s only the A’s. Just don’t ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.” Page 3
Pages 56-61 In this episode, Rudy decides to impersonate his favorite Olympic runner, Jesse Owens, by painting his entire face with charcoal. He runs a race with being painted black, no one was more embarrassed than Rudy’s father, who explained to him why doing what he did was unacceptable. Rudy however, didn’t understand what he was doing wrong he just wanted to be like his favorite runner. This episode reveals much about Rudy’s personality. In Nazi Germany, the majority of people had a hatred and prejudice toward certain races and anyone who didn’t fit into Hitler’s perfect picture. This included black people. Rudy has such an innocent mind he hasn’t been exposed to the hatred toward those
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