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Do you think Liesel’s hostility toward Ludwig Schmeikl was justified? In your opinion, what was the primary cause of her attack?

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Liesel's primary reason for beating Ludwig up was the fact he hurt her pride. She was embarrassed because he pointed out the truth.... hurt and shamed..... she reacted somewhat violently. None-the-less, there's a lot more behind her attack than hurt feelings. She's lost everything, she's in a new home, her family is gone.... and people are teasing her. She was bound to react sometime, Ludwig was simply the straw that broke the camel's back.


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