The Book Thief

the Book thief- chapter- the Jesse Owens incident

1. How does deaths explanation of mr.steiners politics explain his anger with his sons emulatin of Jesse Owens?

2.what is rudys father trying to make Rudy understand when he tells Rudy that he should be happy he has blond hair and blue eyes?

3. What is significant of the event death foreshadows at the end of this chapter?

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Rudy's father, a tailor who does not hate the Jews, but was somewhat relieved when the Jewish tailors competing with him were driven out of town. Alex refuses to let Rudy be inducted into an Army training academy and is punished with conscription. Mr. Steiner knows the terror that the Nazis can inflict on "non-believers". He knows that Rudy's emulation of Jesse Owens will cause problems for the family. 


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