Role three: Passage Person
“He let his mouth kiss her palm. ‘Yes, Liesel, it’s me,’ and he held the girls hand in his face and cried onto her fingers” (pg. 512).
This act takes courage. Max knows that it will be much safer for himself and Liesel if he ignores her, but he also knows that the embrace of seeing her, is more important.
“She was a Jew feeder without a question in the world on that man’s first night in Molching. She was an arm reacher, deep into a mattress, to deliver a sketchbook to a teenage girl” (532).
This passage shows that, Liesel never fully gets over Rosa beating her, but does, on Rosa’s death, when she sees into Rosa’s identity. Liesel remembers Rosa being nice and kind to Max and her excitement when she gives Liesel Max’s sketchbook.
“…in October 1945, a man with swampy eyes, feathers of hair, and a clean-shave face walked into the shop. He approached the counter. ‘Is there someone here by the name of Liesel Meminger?’…Liesel came out. They hugged and cried and fell on the floor” (548).
It just shows that there is somewhat of a good ending in part, that at least she didn’t lose Max, when they reunited. Lots of love is shown, in this situation.
My question to you guys is what do you think happened after that, between Max and Liesel?