Liesel only has a very limited collection of books, when stepping into the mayors house Liesel is mesmerized by all the books she has seen. The author helps explain, "Books everywhere! Each Wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving. It was barely possible to see the paintwork. There were all different styles and sizes of lettering on the spines of the black, the red, the gray, the every-colored books."(Zusak 134)The mayors wives library then became a important setting in Liesels eyes. Every time Liesel comes to drop of or pick up the laundry she spends exactly 45 mins reading before she leaves. It becomes a wonderland haven for her. Without the mayors library she wouldnt have a bond with the mayor wife and she wouldn't have a stronger knowledge of books.
Max gave Liesel a book called the Word Shaker. In the book that he gave Liesel was a significant and memorable scene where there was a very tall tree far to power beyond the rest. It had a girl in it that understood the true power of words. It taught her that the ones who understand the true power of words go the furthest in life. The author elaborates, "The best word shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words. They were the ones who could the climb the highest,"(Zusak 445) This scene not only taught Liesel a life lesson but the reader as well. .Without this scene the reader wouldn't have been able to find this important life lesson.
In the opening of the book, Death introduces the main character of the book Liesel on the train. He explains that he is drawn to her from the start. The train scene is significant to the book because it is where Death is first drawn, it is also the setting when Liesel's brother died. This loss is one of the many more hardships to come growing up in the holocaust. Liesel also has nightmares that travel back to the train scene, were she relives her past. The train scene/setting becomes a symbol of her past. If there was never the train scene we wouldnt have been able in the future connect her past to her nightmares.We also wouldnt hve been able to see the invisable scars they left.
During a section that took place in the book. Rudy chased the book up the icy winter water thinking he could get a kiss from Liesel. The author Markus Zusak wrote"A book floated down the Amper River. A boy jumped in, caught up to it, and held in in his right hand. He grinned. He stood waist-deep in the icy, Decemberish water. 'How about a kiss Saumensch?' He said" "The air was surrounding was a lovely, gorgeous, nauseating cold, not to mention the concrete ache of the water, thickening from his toes to his hips." (Zusak 241). The quote can tell you that they were outdoors in cold icy water. This can also reveal that this event took place in December. This setting is important because this is the place were Rudy asked for the last time how about a kiss. He never asks again and this setting is memorable because of the event.
The Hubbermans lived in a old shabby house. The house is a setting for many important events. Therefore earning its significance among the different unique scenes. The house is were Max first shows up on there doorstep. Various events happen right inside the little oczy home. Inside the house Hans reseives the letter about the Nazi party. Hans jounioir stormed out of the house after having a disagreement with his father. This event took place in there home. This scence is significant because it is the setting were many events happen. Without it all of those events wouldn't have happened and turned the entire course of the book.
The Hubbermans dark basement is a place that has held many sercets. The biggest one was Max. During his stay with the Hubbermans Max stayed in the basement. It is very symbolic and throughout the book has always been an important setting. The author reveals to the reader, ¨The argument originated the previous night, in the basement, where Hans and Max were sitting with paint cans, words, and drop sheets.¨ (Zusak 244). The basement is the setting for many events. For example when Hans was teaching Liesel how to read/ alphabet. learn the alphabet.The basement sparks another recent event when the Nazi party members went to check basements for a suitable bomb shelter. Additionally in the basement for a rare occasion the whole family had fun together by building a snowman.