The Book Thief

Rudy Steiner

Analyze the significance of the references to Jesse Owens, as well as how these significances serve as symbols in the life of Rudy and others who lived through this period in history

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Jesse Owens is Rudy's hero, and he is referred to when Rudy is at his most vulnerable. Because he's so awkward, he likes to pretend he's the Olympic star; this would boost his self-esteem.


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