Dulce et Decorum est “It is sweet and fitting to die for ones country” “Dulce et Decorum est”, written by Wilfred Owen utilises language techniques to create an image for the reader about”the great war”. The reader will realise the atrocity of war through the way Owen conveys how integrity and patriotism shouldn’t be idolised […]

In the film “The Fault in Our Stars”, directed by Josh Boone we are introduced to two cancer patients who fall in love after meeting in their cancer support group. As the reader we are brought through the challenges and fear of both cancer and love. Ultimately from this novel I learnt to enjoy life […]

A child’s maturation depends on their experiences and the choices they act upon them. In the “Book Thief”, by Markus Zusak, Liesel chooses to read texts which influence her personal experiences. She chooses her likes, dislikes and how to react in times of conflict as part of her maturation. As the reader we are brought […]

In the “Doll’s House”, by Katherine Mansfield the idea of discrimination and the importance of equality is expressed throughout her short story. This is done by use of dialog between social classes based in the 1920s. This allowed me to obtain contrast between both adult and child narrative voices, allowing me to experience both opinions […]

Analyse how language features revealed the writer’s purpose in the written text(s). A child’s maturation is the emergence of personal and behavioural characteristics dependent on their experiences through the process of growth. In the “Book Thief”, by Markus Zusak, Liesel chooses to read texts which influence her personal experiences. She chooses her likes, dislikes and how […]

In the book, “On the train”, written by Fiona Kidman we are introduced to the view points of a man named Dick, who has down syndrome, the book reveals the seperation Dick feels and how all he wants is love and acceptance. Throughout the short story I see Kidman develop the idea of discrimination against […]

Analyse how language features revealed the writer’s purpose in the written text(s). The books (symbols) reveal the writers purpose to show Liesels maturation as she reads each one. 1. Grave diggers handbook – disposition and experiences -represents great loss, great sorrow, and her feelings of abandonment. -It represents the end of one phase of her […]

Initially I would think of a book thief to be untrustworthy, sneaky and an evil like figure. This is because I think stealing is a terrible thing, it makes me think of sneaky people taking things others have worked for, for their own benefit. However Liesel differs from my initial assumptions because she is young […]

In the book “Before I let you go”, by Kelley Rimmer, it all starts when Lexie gets a call from her myth of a sister Annie at 2 am in the morning. After 6 years of not communicating, Annie as per usual wants Lexies help, she is a thief, a drug addict and a liar, […]

“The gravedigger’s handbook” – This text is significant in the book thief as it is the first book that Liesel steals. It is dropped at the side of her brothers grave by a gravedigger who is covering Liesel’s dead brothers body. This is a starting point for Liesel the “book Thief” as this is her […]