The Book Thief
The Book Thief Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The accordion starts off as a symbol of hope and comfort. When Liesel begins reading to the residents of Himmel Street during the air raids, she feels like she's giving them what Hans gives her whe...
Adolph Hitler, The Swastika, and The Nazi Flag
Hitler and the Nazi Party used mass communication, like radio, film, and print, to involve the German people in carrying out the Holocaust. To get the job done, Hitler employed a Minister of Propag...
Much of the novel's symbolism derives from the books it features. Check out Liesel's "Character Analysis" for lots of discussion on how these books comment symbolically on Liesel, and how book stea...
Death's fascination with the colors of the sky functions as imagery. It helps cast the mood of the story, and creates much of the atmosphere. By focusing on the sky-colors at the times of human dea...
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