The novel

The novel, The Book Thief, shows destruction of literature and writing, and other dramatized themes. You’ll be able to make connections through what the characters experience and empathize their situations. Themes are an ideal aspect in books, they express the message intended for the reader to get out of the book, and they keep the reader on track of what’s going on in the book.
One of the major theme displayed in The Book Thief, as stated before is literature and writing. From learning how to read, Liesel discovers many different ideal lessons. It seems like words are what keep her functioning throughout The Book Thief, she learns how to express herself through literature, and how to stay strong in all the chaos she’s put through, between book burning, burdens, and warfare. Literature and writing is also a major theme in the book, Fahrenheit 451. “” You weren’t there, you didn’t see,” he said. “There must be something in the books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” (1.546), this quote from Fahrenheit 451 shows the substance behind literature, and how important it was to the woman to have it. This is very similar to Liesel, and how she stole from IIsa. “Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out, like the rain.” This statement shows how powerful words are in both books.