Role three: The Passage Person
“‘I’m going to find him”
‘Yes.’ He thought about it. ‘Actually, no. I think I’ll find the Führer instead.’
Faster footsteps. ‘Why?’
Rudy stopped. ‘Because I want to kill him.’ He even turned on the spot, to the rest of the world. ‘Did you hear that, you bastards?’ He shouted. “I want to kill the Führer!'”
This first passage was really interesting to me. It really shows the anger that has developed within Rudy. It also shows the anger and grief within Liesel, who comments to Rudy that he’s only lost one person he loves compared to her. It’s rather heart-breaking to see this change within them. Especially Rudy, who we already know how will end up. Rudy was a carefree boy before who didn’t think too much about the war and troubles, but as the years progressed and his own father was taken, then it got more personal. However, we still see bits of the old Rudy, mostly when Liesel turns back and he follows her a while after knowing the upcoming wrath of their worried mothers.
What do you all think about the deal with Rudy?