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What indication does the reader have that Liesel has become as attached to Rosa as she has to Hans?

 

josh s #225063
Feb 04, 2012 11:50 PM

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What indication does the reader have that Liesel has become as attached to Rosa as she has to Hans?
 

Roskolnikov
Feb 05, 2012 1:40 AM

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Max cuts out pages from Mein Kampf and paints them white. He draws on them a story called The Standover Man, which he gives to Liesel. Liesel reads it three times then goes down to the basement and sleeps beside Max. It is the latter act which seems to be an obvious statement regarding her attachment to him.

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Roskolnikov
Feb 05, 2012 1:40 AM

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Max cuts out pages from Mein Kampf and paints them white. He draws on them a story called The Standover Man, which he gives to Liesel. Liesel reads it three times then goes down to the basement and sleeps beside Max. It is the latter act which seems to be an obvious statement regarding her attachment to him.

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jill d #170087
Feb 05, 2012 8:46 AM

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In Chapter 33, Rosa hugs Liesel for the first time.......... and Liesel allows the hug. After Max's appearance in their home, Liesel begins to see Rosa in a different light. She begins to see a woman, rather than a replacement for an absent mother. We forget how young Liesel is in the story....... we tand to forget she's been torn away from her family, and we have a hard time looking past Rosa's use of profanity and complaints to see a frightened woman behind the facade.

Liesel fights any attachment she might garner for Rosa because it would be disloyal to the mother she loves and misses. Rosa, as a woman knows that she can't replace Liesel's mother and thus doesn't make the attempt to mother her. Max changes that. Because of the way Rosa responds to Max, Liesel can see a side of Rosa she hasn't seen; a side she has actually refused to see.

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