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The Book Thief Important Characters
Published in , The Book Thief became an international bestseller and was translated into 63 languages. It was adapted into a feature film of the same name. After the death of Liesel's younger brother on a train to Molching, on the outskirts of Munich , Liesel arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, distraught and withdrawn. During her time there, she is exposed to the horrors of the Nazi regime , caught between the innocence of childhood and the maturity demanded by her destructive surroundings. As the political situation in Germany deteriorates, her foster parents conceal a Jewish fist-fighter named Max Vandenburg. Hans, who has developed a close relationship with Liesel, teaches her to read, first in her bedroom, then in the basement.
All rights reserved. Topics Character Roles Protagonist, Antagonist Tools of Characterization. Click the character infographic to download. Klepto With A CauseLiesel Meminger is the hardworking, book-thieving, kind-hearted star of the novel.
Liesel is nine years old, almost ten, at the start of the novel. She is about fifteen toward the end of the novel when the bombs destroy her home and kill her loved ones. The novel ends when she is an old woman and Death comes to collect her soul. Liesel is the book thief. At the start of her story, Liesel is without words and cannot read.
Toggle navigation. Liesel Meminger Liesel is a little girl of 9 when Death first meets her. He has taken her brother's soul and is struck by the little girl and her mother. She becomes a book thief the day of her brother's funeral, when she spies a book called The Grave Digger's Handbook. Even though she could not read there was something about the thought of owning a book, a book which was at her brother's grave site which appealed to her. Liesel is a girl of great stamina and tenacity, she doesn't give up, even when the odds are decidedly against her.
Liesel's brother, who dies on the train when he's six. His ghost haunts her throughout the novel. Hans and Rosa's son, who supports the Nazi Party. Hans Junior has a falling out with his father because he believes his father isn't trying hard enough to join the party. Rudy's mother. She is responsible for Rudy walking Liesel to school after she hears about his throwing a snowball at Liesel's face. Rudy's father, who owns a tailor shop and later is sent to war for trying to protect Rudy.