*For my Christian Morality project* The concept of morality is hotly debated, both inside and outside the context of religion. It is even more controversial when the conversation turns to human sexuality. Different religions have different views; however, there is a general consensus that sexuality is sacred, to varying degrees. However, it is more […]Read more "Sin and Sexuality: Christian and Jewish Perspectives"
So we’ve reached the end here. It’s been fun, though! I’m going to cover the narrator, Death today. The song choice was probably the most difficult, mainly because his personality is hard to figure out. At the beginning of the book, it seems like he’s this weird guy who says cryptic things. But towards the […]Read more "The Book Thief Character Analysis- FINAL installment"
So, we’ve done Liesel’s family (and Max, but I guess he’s an honorary part of the family). Now for Rudy Steiner. Ah, Rudy. An adorable little character with lots of heart. Also one of Liesel’s best friends. Now throughout the book, he has a major crush on Liesel. He constantly says, “How about a kiss, Saumensch?” […]Read more "The Book Thief Character Analysis- Fifth Installment"
Okay, sorry I haven’t been able to post anything in so long. Let’s just say I’ve been busy, and leave it at that. Alright. As Jay-Z says, “on to the next one.” Liesel’s kindly adoptive father. Hans Hubermann. He’s probably one of the most lovable characters in the book. He takes on the role of […]Read more "The Book Thief Character Analysis- Fourth Installment"
Now who are we covering today? Liesel’s hard-as-nails foster mother, Rosa Hubermann. Now she’s a pretty complex character in herself. Now, at first, she seems very abusive and mean. She calls Liesel “Saumensch” (“pig girl”), but eventually, this becomes a term of endearment, in a way. She also hits her with a wooden spoon on […]Read more "The Book Thief Character Analysis- Third Installment"
Welcome to the second installment of the character analyses. Now who am I going to cover today? If you guessed the main character, Liesel Meminger, you were right! Now for a little bit of background on her. Her mother basically abandons her, and her brother dies. So she goes to live with Hans […]Read more "Book Thief Character Analysis- Second Installment"
Alright, so I’ve seen die-hard The Book Thief fans do character analyses through music. I LOVE The Book Thief, and I love music, so I’ll do this, too. Now I want to break this up into installments. Each installment will be one character’s analysis. Okay, now, enough talk! Heigh-ho, let’s GO! Today’s character is Max Vandenburg. My personal favorite. […]Read more "The Book Thief Character Analysis- First Installment"
I’m going to talk about an aspect of my life I didn’t think I’d revisit. When I was in sixth grade, I started at a small K-8 private school. I was reluctant to part with my friend group from my old school (I’d grown quite attached to them), but I was hopeful, too. I was […]Read more "Bullying"
I watched a very sad PSA on YouTube that was posted by UNICEF. The beginning starts like this: the music is sort of nostalgic and happy at the same time. There are some beautiful wedding decorations. I see this one slightly worrying card that says, “She belongs to me”, so I think this is about […]Read more "On A Video I Watched"
Ok, let me just say this real quick: in the news, you hear about young white men shooting up schools, movie theaters, black Baptist churches, etc. People say that those men started out fine, that something went wrong. But when non-white men commit similar acts of unspeakable evil (or are accused of committing those acts), […]Read more "My problem with the media"