The Book Thief

what do you suppose transformed Rudy Steiner from an apple thief onto a bread giver?

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Rudy is the Nazi ideal, unfortunately for the Nazis his ideal comes in the form of Jesse Owens....... the complete oppostite of those who embrace the idea of white supremacy. Over the course of the novel, Rudy learns that he wants nothing to do with the Hitler Youth, and because of this his parents are forced to make a bargain; Rudy's father is forced into the military, so that his son can remain home.

Both Liesel and Hans influence that young man that Rudy becomes. Following Han's example, Rudy puts aside his own hunger to risk his life so that the Jewish prisoners might have bread to eat.

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