Power of Words 2

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Words. Words are cool. I need 100 words. Words are very important for lots of reasons. You need them to talk, you need 100 to finish this prompt. We all use words. Words can inspire, hurt, and make us laugh. Unless you try too hard. Words have so much power, that they can even kill. I’ve said that already but it’s true. Words kill. Did you see what happened to the Jews? They were wiped out by Hitler’s words. Hitler’s favorite weapon is his mouth. He killed so many with words its something the world has never seen before.

A Little Light in the Darkness

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I think The Book Thief was a great book despite all the swearing and the sadness. The swearing adds realism to the book, a nice touch. What did we expect? Them to be singingĀ I am a Child of God? No. There is always a light in something or someone, even if you can’t see it, it’s there. The Book Thief was worth all of the darkness because of the result: a light, a spark, satisfaction. The positive outweighs the negative by a lot. Most of the darkness, or, all of it, goes to the movie. Are we gonna think of The Book Thief as a cry fest? Why not find some positive things about the book?

Secret Secrets Are No Fun; Secret Secrets Hurt Someone

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Secrets. Sometimes they hurt people, sometimes they bring envy, and sometimes they are for the better. A time a secret would be okay, is if your life is at stake. Just like the Hubbermans; Max was their secret, their burden to bear. A good secret to keep is something personal. Like your crush. Trying to cover-up something, like murder, or you cheated on your stuffed animal, doing drugs. Those are bad secrets; not okay. Sometimes secrets are better for someone. Like “Hey mom, where do babies come from?” Better to keep that hidden. Or telling your child he’s adopted. That’s hard. So you keep it a secret.

The Machinations that Wheel Us Together

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I think Rudy is going to pull an escape and cheat Death. Or Death is could be messing with us. But I don’t see why he would. Death has no humor only pain and sadness. Knowing the ending to a story can be enjoyable. You can read to that certain point in the book and know what lead up to that and be like: Oh… So that’s how he died. When someone spoiled that Rudy dies (thanks a lot btw) I still want to read and find out what causes that and what leads up to it. And heck, maybe Rudy won’t die and he’ll live to pretend to be Jesse Owens one more time

Max Abandoned His Family

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It’s not selfish, Max just couldn’t save his family from the evil clutches of the Nazis. He probably could have taken the youngsters with him and live with the Hubermanns. If he stayed it would have been loyal, but I’m sure it’s what Max’s family wanted: for him to survive. It was a good thing he left them behind, the only option.Why save none of your family when you can save at least one of them. Max can continue the legacy, finish what they’ve started. If I had a choice to send one of my children away or let him die with me I’d send him off. It’ll be hard. But he’ll be okay.

 

 

On Stealing

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Liesel is a book snatcher. When she stole The Grave Digger’s Handbook, it was totally fine. No one was going to come back for it. When she steals the hot book from the book burning, that was okay too. No one was going to read it. It was going to sit there and burn. When she tried to steal the book from her teacher, that wasn’t okay. Someone was going to read it eventually. If something is lost, forgotten or obstructed, no one wants it. Or they would have taken better care of it. Just take it.

 

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Are Books Dangerous?

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The Nazi’s were worried about books because they didn’t want people getting ideas of riots or overthrowing leaders. That’s why they were burning books because they knew the Jews would start trying stuff. Books aren’t dangerous, if they’re for your age group. Reading a super violent book for adults as a young kid, you’d lose your innocence and see the world differently. Books can also be liberating. Some books could tell you how you could escape prison, or in a religious sense, you can be free to read The Bible and practice religion.

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