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Unformatted text preview: Rudy, one of six children, is Liesel's best friend. He is known for painting himself black like Jesse Owens after the 1936 Olympics and running the track at Hubert Oval. He is in love with Liesel and is constantly trying to get her to kiss him, but he only receives his kiss after it is too late. Rudy is a good student and a great athlete and often sticks up for Liesel, protecting her in any way that he knows how. Together, they steal apples and potatoes, as well as books from the mayor's house. He calls Liesel a Saumensch just like Rosa Hubermann does. Liesel calls him a Saukerl , just like Rosa calls Hans. Max Vandenburg is the Jewish man who hides in the Hubermanns' basement. His father saved Hans's life during World War I, and later Hans tries to save Max's life, which puts the Hubermanns' lives in great jeopardy. In many ways, Max and Liesel are similar. They both have nightmares about lives in great jeopardy....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07