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 the author to obtain contrast between both adult and child narrative voices, allowing the reader to experience […]

Analyse how language features revealed the writer’s purpose in the written text(s). 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 […]

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 Kidman develops the idea of discrimination against people with […]

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 […]

Liesel In the beginning of the book we learn Liesel is a 9 year old girl, just going into foster care due to the fact that her mother is a communist, which meant she was in danger to the nazi regime. Her mother was also very poor and with her father absent this suggested she […]

In the pages 7-9, I believe white is represents a sense of loss and the sadness of losing her innocent brother. White may also represent the coldness of winter but also the coldness she feels of losing her brother. This is evident in the quote,“It felt as though the whole globe was dressed in snow. […]

What do we learn about “death” in this text? Death is inevitable Has feelings Sees the world in colour Knows everyone Presume he is a male figure When someone died, once “death” had taken their souls, the environment became quiet and the action of death remained subtle Supposedly didn’t like being death as he complained […]