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The Book Thief

The Book Thief


by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief Courage Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

At school, Rudy made a special point of seeking Liesel out during the breaks. He didn't care that others made noises about the new girl's stupidity. (8.47)

It takes courage not to care what people think. It seems to come naturally to Rudy. When he starts trying to impress the wrong people, it will take courage to deal with consequences.

Quote #2

In 1933, 90 percent of Germans showed unflinching support for Adolph Hitler. That leaves 10 percent who didn't. Hans Hubermann belonged to that ten percent. (10.9)

Scary statistic, especially for Hans and people like him. Do you think Death's figure is accurate? Where might you go to verify his information?

Quote #3

I just wish I was like Jesse Owens, Papa. (9.45)

Rudy's identification with people who Hitler despises, in this case, black people, is natural, not courageous. But, to maintain it as he grows older will take courage.

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