In the novel ‘The Book Thief’ written by Markus Zusak, Zusak uses the genre of magical realism to display the power of words and the impact it has on society. Magical realism can be used in many ways and in this case was used to display the Set in 1939 Nazi Germany, the book sheds […]

In ‘The Book Thief’ Markus Zusak uses Magical realism as a genre to expose an idea that the reader may not have apprehended by altering the reality of the book. Markus Zusak does this by adding into the book imaginary places or people without notice of the readers to show the persuasiveness of words. By […]

Book burning – Book burning during WW2, Germany 1939 – 1942. Was used to sensor the religious group called the Jews which in Nazi Germany at the time was thought to have been lesser people or scrum. The book burning during WW2 was used as a way of censoring German people from Jewish literature and […]

“In the darkness of my dark-beating heart, I know. He’d have loved it all right. You see ? Even death has a heart.” Markus Zusak uses death to show the perspective of WW2 through the eyes of the ‘book thief’. From the quote above “of my dark-beating heart” we can see how death has human […]

The first reference to color from the “Book Thief” is the cover and the symbolism of the color red, this is used to show that the book will have bloodshed and the confirms this when seeing a splattered red. The red can also symbolize passion, anger and hate so it is also uncertain at this […]