Who is Rudy? Compile a list of details that establish who Rudy is in the text, “The Book Thief”. Include general details such as age, personality, family, beliefs, likes, desires, dislikes/frustrations, activities, hobbies, sports.
Significantly include what Rudy represents in the text: consider his appearance, the “Jesse Owens” incident, his family’s situation in Molching, his involvement with Hitler Youth, and what happens to him in the text. Why is Rudy present in this novel?
In the text “The book thief” Rudy Steiner started as a 10 year old boy in the novel and by the end when he unfortunately passed away he was age 14. This is a life not lived to the fullest because he had so many things that he missed out on in life. At the start of the novel Rudy always wanted a kiss from liesel but he never got this until he was lying there dead. Liesel kissed him crying and praying that he would wake up. his last breaths were daunting to Liesel praying she didn’t lose him.