Day 4

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What are some of the implications of comparing Max to a snowman?

    Explore aspects of snowmen and how they relate to Max: how they're not “real” men, their temperature, their ability and propensity to melt away, etc. Consider the fact that snowmen are symbols of childhood, play, and therefore life. Is this an ironic comparison in Max's case? Could it be foreshadowing?

  2. 2

    What is the significance of the title of the latest book Liesel steals (The Dream Carrier)?

    Discuss other places that dreams appear in the book (i.e., the dreams of both Liesel and Max). What does it mean to carry dreams? Is the title of the book a wish for Liesel? Is it a mirror to her experience?...

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