The Book Thief

Hans feels survivors guilt from the moment he meets Max as a child. The words in Max's last note to Hans, "You've done enough," were especially devastating to Hans. Why?

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Hans feels a sense of duty to Max. Max's father gave his life, in WW1, for Hans. By Max leaving, Hans feels he has let Max's father down. Hans also feels he has let Max down who he has become fond of.