He almost chokes rudy and steals liesels book, throwing it in the amper river. This is the setting of the book thief city, country, and time period. This is a quick book summary and analysis of the book thief by markus zusak. Differences between the book thief book vs movie page 1. Arthur berg and his gang of thieves offer rudy and liesel another outlet for rebellion. Name 2 ways that arthur berg takes care of liesel and rudy. Arthur isnt the type to leave somebody stranded on the barbed wire fence if they get stuck. Arthur berg said to rudy and youre the jesse owens one, arent you. He sat propped against a wall with a child in his arms. Although liesel had stolen before she did not believe she was doing anything wrong, she really never though about it.
The book thief timeline a chronology of the events in the book thief by markus zusak. Liesel and rudy felt bad for the mean trick theyd played on otto but not enough to stop stealing. He shows kindness to liesel and rudy, and proves to be fair. Arthur berg finally took his thieving habit too far and he paid dearly for it. Names were called out to apartments from streets below, and soon, the whole conglomerate of arthur berg s fruitstealing troop was on its way to the amper page 163. The book thief is the character arthur berg in the movie.
Much like the book thief, he at least drew the line somewhere. What promise did hans make to erik vandenburgs widow. Liesel and rudys friendship with arthur berg blogger. Arthur burg arthur berg plays a big role in liesel memingers life, teaching her something that later on she will find very helpful, how to steal. The book thief chapter 48 fresh air, an old nightmare, and what to do with a jewish corpse duration. Arthur berg arthur berg is the teenage gang leader during the summer food thieving expeditions of liesel, rudy, and the neighborhood children of molching who are hungry. Death is speaking of arthur bergs death which was unfortunate and sad. But the three improbably come together to support each other and learn how to live again.
Franz deutscher is rudys sadistic hitler youth leader. Arthur berg, though a food thief, has a moral code by which he lives. Well get the others, arthur berg stated as they made it outside. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Arthur berg is the first leader of the fruit and vegetable stealing gang that liesel and rudy join. These chapters also briefly introduce arthur berg, the ringleader of the little band of thieves. Liesel and rudy go stealing again with arthur berg s gang, but this time rudy gets stuck on the barbed wire and escapes the angry farmer just in time. Arthur berg is the first leader of the fruit stealing gang that liesel and rudy join. New microsoft word document 3 4 the book thief part. Why does death feel the need to tell liesels story. Names were called out to apartments from streets below, and soon, the whole conglomerate of arthur bergs fruitstealing troop was on its way to the amper.
The book thief markus zusak character analysis studypool. Viktor is the second leader of the fruitstealing gang. Nov 16, 20 is the character arthur berg in the movie. Death, as the narrator of the novel, dedicates his spare time during a certain time period to talk about those said experiences of liesel. Instant downloads of all 1297 litchart pdfs including the book thief. Does hans feel the need to work for or help jewish people because a jewish person once saved his life. As for me, i can tell you that i most definitely saw him. Feeds them, helps rudy not feels so disappointed after he gets caught in the fence book thief part 1 127 terms. Liesel meminger is the protagonist in the novel, the book thief.
He identifies the book thief and the moments he sees her throughout the course of her life. Its january 1939, and ten year old liesel is traveling by train with her mother and her little brother werner. The group mainly steals food from farms, and arthur. They found a group of boys, led by arthur berg, who stole from the local apple farmer and joined them, because they never seemed to have enough food to eat. He walked inside and returned with a bread knife, a frying pan, and a jacket, and the three thieves walked the hallway of apartments. When liesel and rudy bring him the basket of food they stole from otto, rather than ration the items between the three of them, he immediately goes to alert the others that there is food. At the end of august, rudy and liesel found a coin in the dirt, which they promptly took to frau dillers candy store. What assignment was hans hubermann given the morning the rest of his company went into battle. The book thief part 3part 4 the way home the accordionist. A small tribute to arthur berg, a stillliving man the cologne sky was yellow and rotting, flaking at the edges. He is fair, dividing the spoils equally and treating his gang with respect.
Arthur berg is a thief that liesel and rudy had met when they were hungry and was going to steal apples but arthur had to accept them into the group. One character i was interested in during the book was arthur berg but when i looked at the movie cast he was no. Why did death include the death of arthur bergs sister. Character list and analysis minor characters the book thief. How is the tone in the final passage of the chapter contradicted by the example of foreshadowing in the last line of the chapter. The smaller company found that they were forced to compete with the larger conglomerates. In chapters twentyfour through twentyseven of the book thief, liesel and rudys stealing increases in volume and frequency, and a lone struggler finds his way to the hubermann household. Yes, this is exactly what i mean about the book being a series of vignettes. By stealing from farms, they revolt against rationing restrictions and their families economic.
Arthur berg the friendly 15yearold leader of the youth gang that steals food from farmers. Arthur berg is a boy slightly older than rudy and liesel who teaches them to steal apples with his gang. A former nurse with a caretakers eye for the details of needing and being needed, elizabeth berg doesnt shy from the womens writer association. Rudy and liesel each eat one and then sell the rest, and they take the money to triumphantly purchase candy from frau diller. What do liesel and rudy do with him and the group of older kids he hangs out with. Mar 31, 2011 its just a brief story, one told beautifully, and i feel that a lot of this book is just brief flashes of tragedy and brilliance mixed in with the story of the book thief.
Arthur berg is the leader is the first leader of the stealing gang. He poured the water onto the road in the exact position when otto would pedal around the corner. Study 12 terms book thief part 3 flashcards quizlet. Arthur berg is the leader of a group of young thieves who steal food. What inference can be made about arthur berg in regards to the small tribute that death offers. Hes a bully and is nothing like his predecessor, arthur berg.
The book thief is narrated by death yup, you heard that right who tells us the story of liesel meminger. It is the story of three people who have all lost a loved one. The end of the world part ii summary and analysis part 10. What does arthur berg want rudy and liesel to do with otto sturms food basket. The book thief chapter 28 the struggler, concluded youtube.
The next time they see arthur berg he gives them a bag of chestnuts. He is a very understanding leader and wont leave any of his friends of they are in trouble. The book thief study guide contains a biography of markus zusak, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. In the novel the book thief liesel experiences many difficulties in her life. What happens when the gang steals from the potato farmer. Rudy and liesel join arthur berg s gang of thieves to steal. We might be criminals, but were not totally immoral.
Sep 28, 2010 arthur berg is a thief that liesel and rudy had met when they were hungry and was going to steal apples but arthur had to accept them into the group. Liesel and rudy to the gang of thieves when arthur berg was their leader. The question and answer section for the book thief is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. They feel unfair that they dont have enough food but the church always have supplies. Viktor chemmel is arthur berg s successor as leader of the group of thieves. New microsoft word document 3 4 the book thief part two. Arthur moves away and is replaced by viktor chemmel as leader of the gang. She is seen by death one day and catches his interest. He moves away and is seen by death holding his dead sister in his arms during an attack. Jun 06, 2019 the book thief chapter 48 fresh air, an old nightmare, and what to do with a jewish corpse duration. Introduced by death as the book thief, liesel is nine at the beginning of the novel. The next time liesel is in the mayors library, ilsa hermann is especially insistent that she take the whistler, which liesel finally accepts. They took the basket to arthur berg and shared the food with the other criminals.
She writes with humor and sympathy about the small earthquakes upending womens lives and their extraordinary, human ways of setting things right again. Viktor chemmel is arthur bergs successor as leader of the group of thieves. Like many characters in the book, arthur is neither purely good nor purely bad. In the clearing on the other side, a fire was lit and what was left of the eggs was salvaged and fried. If he had stayed in molching, one of his fruitstealing troop could be in her position. Leader of gang of kids who steal fruits and potatoes. The book thief part three summary and analysis gradesaver. Yellow is not a color that one wants to see while reading the book thief because of the events that come along with this color. The story of arthur truluv is a book by elizabeth berg which random house expects to publish in july of 2017. The group mainly steals food from farms, and arthur is very kind to the others, divvying up their gains fairly and sharing with everyone the food brought to him by rudy and liesel.
In june of 1941, germany invades the soviet union, and liesel and max see the mayor in the newspaper telling people to prepare for hard times. Summary of the way home on the way home, hans looks at liesels stolen book and gets an idea. Elizabeth berg books list of books by author elizabeth berg. Whatever or whoever caught him stealing took his sisters life in return. May 03, 2010 arthur burg arthur berg plays a big role in liesel memingers life, teaching her something that later on she will find very helpful, how to steal. Or is there and underlying sense of humanity in him. Since 1933, ninety percent of germans showed unflinching support for adolf hitler. Leaves a note in a book explaining that she wishes liesel would come to the door. He asks her to promise to keep a secret for him if he ever asks, the way he is going to keep this stolen book secret for her. Death foreshadows the storys future but doesnt give detail. Death, liesel meminger, hans hubermann, rosa hubermann, max vandenburg, rudy steiner, alex steiner, ilsa hermann, frau holtzapfel, michael holtzapfel, robert holtzapfel, frau diller, hans hubermann, junior, trudy hubermann, tommy muller, arthur berg, walter kugler, franz deutscher, viktor chemmel.
Does not believe liesel that it was her fault that she lost her last client. The book thief part 3 chapters 5 8 summary course hero. Tommy muller, arthur berg, walter kugler, franz deutscher, viktor chemmel. As death says, proof again of the contradictory human being. The friendly 15yearold leader of the youth gang that steals food from farmers. The fifteenyearold leader of a small group of thieves. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on litcharts.1408 161 556 838 863 1003 712 1596 1052 479 614 844 1560 565 1103 1194 427 1151 354 764 908 1501 1313 964 462 906 1067 1487 321 729 429 537 445 135 737 1184