Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Zusak interview: pure beauty and pure destruction

Zusak interview: pure beauty and pure destruction

Wednesday, 4/29
In the interview, Zusak describes a moment of pure beauty and pure destruction when he retells the story told to him by his mother. It involves an old man walking in the crowd down the street; a boy attempts to show kindness to the man by giving him a piece of bread and the soldier shows cruelty by punishing both the boy and the old man. Zusak juxtaposes these dichotomous moments throughout the novel when he creates two opposites of emotion, setting, characterization, etc. Find a similar moment from the reading that was assigned for today or yesterday (205-281) that illustrates such a pairing. Include quotes from the text to illustrate the moment you are examining. Describe
what is happening in the text. And then explain why Zusak might have created such a dichotomy. 10 points