The Book Thief Essay – Hope 1st Para

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During
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During part two of The Book Thief, Zusak, through the use of an extended metaphor, effectively demonstrates the cyclic nature of war that represents the duality of hope and despair.
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This
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This is expressed when death gives the readers \”Some Facts About Stalingrad\”, he writes,
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The
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The familiarity of the words \”bed sheet\” reveals the necessity of the item in everyday life and consequently, implies a sense of comfort.
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Initially
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Initially, this successfully gives the reader a sense of security as they recognise bed sheets.
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Furthermore
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Furthermore, the readers are then juxtaposed by the words \”bleached\” and \”splashed with blood\” which represents the repeated cycle of despair and of hope during war.
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The verb \”bleached\” is usually symbolic of the colour white, inferring purity and cleanliness.
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These
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These connotations imply a refreshed attitude and disregard for the past each day.
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In
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In contrast, the word \”splashed\” means carelessness, a lack of control and chaos and the word \”blood\” connotes pain, suffering and death.
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This comparison represents hope being vital for starting each morning but is soon followed by the desperate and hopeless realities of the day.
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Therefore
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Therefore, Zusak creatively but subtly introduced the theme of hope by exemplifying the continual cycle of war.
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This cycle revealed to the readers that hope is viewed as essential for living but difficult to sustain, thus, presenting the initial ideal that hope and despair are a duality.

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