Character Journey The Book Thief Schindler’s List Max Schindler - Jewish - Capitalist. - Hiding/away - Uses the war for from family money. - Scared - War Profiteer (beginning) - Egotistical, - Being judged by womanizer, cheat society simply - Joins Nazis for the because of his opportunity religion - Learns what people - Willing to are capable of doing sacrifice his to others and safety for the decides he does not Hubermanns. want to be like that Hans - Plays the game – - WW1 Veteran uses his quest for - Barely survives – power and money survives due to to save lives Maxs father. - Goes from being Repays that debt someone who by hiding Max would use slave - Gentle Soul labour to someone - Does not join who would use all Nazi party (later his money to save is refused from lives. party). - Sign painter and musician. - Teaches Liesel to read - Helps a jew on a march by giving bread. Later is placed in army for this act. Liesel - Young girl at beginning – lost family. - Values learning – once she learns to read she makes books her quest - Goes from not understanding words to staying alive because of her words - Caring, but more discreet than Hans Themes *Abandonment *Family and *Humanity *Family and Symbols Setting Relationships *Death *Humanity Relationships *Death *Abandonment *Books/Literature *Colours * Time: 1936-1945 Place: Germany Circumstance: Family Life in Germany during WWII * Red Jacket *Nazi symbols *Religious Symbols Time: WWII Place: Poland/Czechoslovakia Circumstance: Holocaust during WWII Conflict External - Nazis vs Jews - Society vs Jews External - Nazis vs Jews - Jews vs nature - Society vs Jews Interpersonal - Liesel vs people Interpersonal at school - Schindler vs Goeth - Hans vs people - Goeth vs Helen in society - Jews vs Jews - Max vs Hitler Internal Internal -Schindler – helping - Hans jews - Liesel Goeth – Being humane - Rudy - Schindler’s Wife How does the internal conflict of a character develop a theme? Title, author, def of conflict. Rewrite the question. Internal conflict is when a character has to question themself and the choices they make throughout a work. In the works ‘The Book Thief’ by Marcus Zuzak and ‘Schindler’s List’, internal conflict of characters such as Hans and Oskar Schindler helps develop the theme, or message of humanity. In ‘The Book Thief’, Hans is a gentle person. He has not joined the Nazi party, and this becomes a source of internal conflict for him – should he join to help his family? It is his humanity that has kept him from joining this group as he doesn’t believe in what they do. However, it is his caring for those he loves that gets him to try to join at a later point. Conversely, Oskar Schindler gladly joins the Nazi party. He joins, not because he cares about their philosophy, but more because he wants the connections with the successful. It is his lack of caring for others that prompts his choice. However, later on in the movie, Schindler finds that his connections with the Nazi party that allows him to be humane – because he joined, he is able to work within their rules to save over 1100 Jews. Without that association, he would have been just another person, with that association, he is considered more respected.