The Book Thief

The Book Thief


Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief: Part 3: The Aryan Shopkeeper Summary & Analysis

One day in August Rudy and Liesel find a coin on the ground, and they take it to Frau Diller's shop. She makes them heil Hitler, and then mockingly gives them one piece of candy. At first they are disappointed, but they take turns sucking on it, and that day they feel like life is wonderful.
Frau Diller is seemingly defined by her devotion to Hitler. The children don't understand the implications of this yet, but the reader does. More happiness found in little pleasures.
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