Monday, January 21, 2008

Outside Reading Book 2 Blog post 14 (The Book Thief)

Anguished(pg:425): Angonizing physical or mental pain, feeling or showing accompanied by anguished.

Temptation(pg:449):The act of tempting, enticing or allurement.

"A briefcase filled with food is more like a mountain of food given to them." A simile sentence using like comparison. "They stood in the doorway, the light punished their eyes." an example of imagery and almost personification of over exaggeration of light punishing something. "The sky was white but deterioating fast. As always, it was becoming a enormous drop sheet." That show imagery, discribing the clouds in the sky.

"Another warm day, another beautiful day for a parade." I like this sentence alot because, it means don't take advantage of life, cherish it since most people in places such as america is very fortunate then others. During air raids everything is mostly is lost and everyone have themselves to comfort each other.

My quote on theme of book. "We are viewers of the world, many changes happen but we don't know." For hundreds of event happen everyday in our lifetime and its like were watching history and were growing up with it.

Outside Reading 2 Blog post 13 (The Book thief)

To the author, It has been quite awhile since this story doesn't keep recorded of time or dates onto the storyline during WWII is hapening. The book refers to birthdays or age discriptions as you can guess what age or years has passed in the book. Which I like alot since theirs a hint a couple of chapters to guess how many years or months have gone by. During time is going by, the jewish character running away in hiding has been inside the basement for over a year. You don't show much things happening there in his appearence in hiding to his health or mental status. Inside a basement over a year straight seems kind of risky and kind of impossible to most people. Sometimes you think he'd probally dead in some chapters since theres a side story of Liesel interaction with her family and the outside world and some chapters mentions max for a period of time.

This book has it's own significants of many historical events as it dates by, Friendship, family, WWII, Holocaust and growing up as a girl. Since this book has many plots with it's theme it makes many moods too. I like how you put each chapters into a different situation as it reflects the hubermans reactions. This book doesn't follow one strict plot as many side stories come along and plays a short story either to lighten the mood up. Which sometimes gives the reader another reason to read this book, since you put like a epic tv series.

In my opinion its a good book you have written, that each chapter is different and I can learn alot of new things in every chapter. Instead of most books that keep on following its same branch over and over again can get very frusterating.

Outside Reading Book 2 Blog post 12 (The Book Thief)

Fatigued(pg:333): weariness or mental extersion, a decrease signs of internal working organs and becoming very tired or weak.

Frantically(pg:337): Filled with excitement or filled with with shocked, eager, dramatic emotions.

During a soccer game in a shelter " Their heartbeats fought with each other,a mess of rhythm." that is an example of a metaphor, imagery and personification. Since it shows an image of a heart in a battle and something that is most likely not able to happen. "She walked outside holding her arm like a briefcase as she stared into the distance silenced." That is a simile comparing her arm like a briefcase. "Sirens burst screaming as nearly it was too late since the sound had came to the them as a vrooommm sound of screaming metal above." That kinda showed an onomonopeia for the noise discription.

"I guess im better at leaving things then behind than stealing them." This sentence is significant because, it shows that stealing isn't also great and it causes more problems later on. That they should forget it and work for there own.

Outside Reading 2 Blog post 11 (The book Thief)

Paradox(pg:316): A statement or proposition thats similar to be absurd or self contradictiory but, in reality expresses the possible truth.

Irreparable(pg:320): Impossible to repair, nothing could be done be fix it. non to be remided or forge into it's normal purpose.

"Feathers turned to twigs again. Smooth face turned to rough." This sentence uses a sence of imagery of formation over time. "All the kids walked home, leaving the ball twitching on the cold." This makes an object seems more human by refering it twitching on the ground and the response of that is personification like sentence. "Liesel walk into the basement with cold hands as if she is holding a snowman into her hands." It seems to be more metaphor like since that is most likely to happen into real life also a simile as her hands is cold as if she holding a snowman.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Outside Reading Book 2 Blogpost 10 ( The Book Thief)

Every once in a while there's something about the title that truly shows it in the book. That Kids of Liesel neighborhood goes on stealing raids once in awhile. That she goes out with a group of boys to obtain mostly food but coincidentaly she gets attracted to a book thats seems very valuable to her and a collectable of history since things such as Jewish literature or Books written by Jews were being burnt down at stakes. That I see Liesel as a book preservater as she actually kind of saving history fictionally by storing all these books in a treasure stash in her house. I like how the author puts thievery into Liesel as saving Jewish information from the holocaustic times as Germany continues to deplete everything that once was theres and seperates them. Everytime in a raid the author calls her just the "Book thief" in a third person kind of typing. Pg: 288 "The boys look at Liesel for cooperation, The book thief sighed then smiled we should go steal from Frau Daush." Which this example makes Liesel sound very changing sometimes since she is no ordinary girl. There cunning tactics require them not to provoke cops, disrupt there youth rankings and not to attracts suspicion.

Outside Reading Book 2 Blogpost 9 (The Book Thief)

Admonished(pg:290): To reprove gently but earnestly, To remind of something forgotten or disregarded

Inconspicuous(pg:293): Not readily noticeable or just invisible.

"Liesel kissed Rudy steiner, what was she thinking?! The whole world was in his hand." Which is a metaphor for the whole world was in his hand. Like the setting is doing some unrelated action in his mind. "They crept forward leaning down on the hard wooden floor as the floor creaked like a small toad, krruuu kee..." That is an Onomonopeia example of hearing sound written down in a book. "Rudy had lost his dealings with Viktor, He was shirtless and covered in Manure. He had smelled like dog crap." This is a simile that the kids watches Rudy's odor as they were pushed in Cow filth.

" We have to steal something, I need a win Liesel" This is significant to me because, some kids see Liesel as kind of queen of stealing sometimes or kind of like a boy to himmel street.

"Thievery truely comes from the ones in most need." for a theme of the Book Thief since kids grow up stealing only because they have too not because they want too. That they strive to work together to obtain food and form gangs.

Outside Reading Book 2 Blog post 8 (The Book Thief)

In this book during the World war II Germany, children seem to have to high attendancing of schooling and have to participate into youth programs given to them. That the Fuhrer Hitler is raising children to think what he wants to think and be faithfull to him. Is not really a great person to the children of Himmel street where Liesel is growing up in. Kids in the Himmel street are known for there rebellious attitude in Germany for things like Liesel always draws pictures as Max being her super hero by saving everyone from Hitler puting every Jewish person into painfull camps. From pages 267 "Liesel dreamed of Max rising up to battle with hitler struggling to fight back but Max over powers him." I see this book really similar Towards How to kill a mockingbird when Racism, crime were big during in the south and Liesel is kind of sometimes rough like the mockingbird Character Scout. That they learn stuff about racism towards different minorities to them and it's kind of reflected towards Liesel too. That people don't really get along of Hanns Hubermann Liesel's father; that failed to join the Nazi party and grew up being with jews and doesn't want Germany to change. I think Markus Zusak the author of The Book Thief wrote a book kind of similar to Mocking bird but way better in my opinion. You can really see whats changing over Germany social power and the people of it and every chapter have more moral values.