Day 1

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Death call itself a "result?" A result of what?

    Death laments the warlike ways of humanity, as seen in the pilot's death and bombing raid that are foreshadowed. For Death, the "perpetual survivors" are particularly wrenching, as they are both victims and counterexamples to human violence and cause Death to question the "worth" of humanity

  2. 2

    What is ironic about the name of the Hubermanns' street in Molching?

    The name "Himmel" or "Heaven" reminds Liesel of her brother's death -- he too would have been at Himmel Street had he not died, instead he ends up in the afterlife. For traumatized...

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