Symbolism In The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

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The prologue and part one of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak not only introduces the plot of the book and the characters, but Zusak uses symbolism throughout to help enhance the significance of certain parts in the story. One symbol that is promptly mentioned in the beginning of the book is Liesel Meminger’s strong relationship with books. The first book Liesel ever encounters is The Grave Digger’s Handbook and she finds the book in the snow of the graveyard. This book symbolizes the first book she has stolen and tried to read. Liesel at the time did not know how to read, but she eventually learns how to read The Grave Digger’s Handbook with the assistance of her foster dad. This is shown when the book falls on the floor when Hans Hubermann,
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