The Book Thief And Erik Larson

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Merriam Webster defines perspective as “the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance. Dr. Zoltan Takacs, a herpetologist (one that studies reptiles and amphibians) and toxinologist (one that studies toxins) has gone to 147 countries to study snakes and the toxins in their venom. In a National Geographic video, he is asked if he is a risk taker and he replied” he likes his life and don’t want to die but his work includes a calculated risk. But having the driving force, the knowledge, and the tools can keep the risk minimal”. Many don’t know that Takacs has been bitten seven times but is also allergic to the snake venom and the antivenin itself. It is all about perspective to how you view life. Markus Zusak, author of the Book Thief and Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City use perspective to show how people can personify an identity, treatment of others and never change regardless of time. In light of using perspective to identify, we see people in the Book Thief and The Devil in the White City that have a positive and negative attitude towards life because of events. In chapter the grave digger’s handbook Death narrates “The book thief and her brother were traveling down toward Munich, where they would be given over to foster parents. We now know, of course the boy didn’t make it”. Leisel Meminger is the main protagonist of the Book Thief, Death informs us that her brother Werner is dead and she is going off to live with a foster

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