4.What literary device does Zusak use in the final line of this chapter to describe Liesel’s future in school? 1. Why is Death’s statistical record of Liesel’s book stealing significant? Death’s statistical record of Liesel’s book stealing is important because it emphasizes her resistance to the Nazi regime. It helps him understand Liesel’s character and what drives her to do such things because Liesel steals her second book after a Nazi bonfire. 2. In a work of literature, there are various methods of arranging the details of the story such as cause & effect. How does Zusak use this method to reveal future events in the story? Zusak uses foreshadowing a lot to give readers a sneak peak to future events of the story. For example, in the first chapter of part two, the narrator gives key details to the time Liesel stole her second book. This allows readers to know what to expect in future chapters and to also help them understand her motives so they better grasp the author’s purpose and how it drives the rest of the story. 3. What is special about the 2 nd book Liesel steals? What does it signify? The second book Liesel stole is significant because it survived the Nazi bonfire and so when Liesel took it, it also signified her resistance to Hitler and his beliefs. “The Joy of Cigarettes” The chapter is titled this because Papa’s cigarettes contribute to Liesel’s happiness when they help her get two new books for Christmas. 1.Despite her hardship, several things have brought Liesel happiness; what are they? Some things that have brought Liesel happiness are finishing the Grave Digger’s Handbook, avoiding Sister Maria’s wrath, getting two new books for Christmas, and her reading improving. 2. The last line in The Gravedigger’s Handbook reads “We wish you every success with your career in the funerary arts and hope this book has helped in some way.” How does this relate to Liesel & Papa? The
Grave Digger’s Handbook was a tool Papa used to teach Liesel how to read which allowed the little girl to experience a whole new world of knowledge and expression. This also bonded the two and made their relationship a whole lot stronger.
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