World War II - Cameron Palmer English C period Ms Fitz...

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Cameron Palmer April 18, 2007 English C period Ms . Fitz World War II World War II was the deadliest conflict in the World with more than 59 million people killed (Nazism) . World War II devastated many countries in both Europe and Asia from 1939 until 1945 . The Germans wanted more “lebensraum” or living space and thus attempted to take over all of Europe . They did this by killing “non-selects”, people who were not blond-haired and blue-eyed, and expanding German borders by invading other countries, which provoked war . The novel, The Book Thief , by Markus Zusak took place in the beginning and midst of World War II, telling the story of nine year old Liesel Meminger who lived in a small town, called Molching, where the War had many devastating effects . In The Book Thief , Markus Zusak used the motifs of color and death to convey that the cruel and repressing Nazi Germany made people feel soulless . In the novel, the motif of color conveyed that Nazi Germany made people feel soulless . Most of the references to color were made about the sky or about Jews . When Liesel’s brother, Werner, died, the “sky was red” which reflects the fact that Nazi
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