Summary and Analysis Part 4: The Standover Man: Liesel’s Lecture


Again, in this chapter, words and books are very important to Liesel. She does not want to think about these things being taken away from her. Even more, though, she does not want to think about losing another family. Liesel can sense that things are all right in the Hubermann house, but that the situation is very awful, too, which further contributes to the theme of murkiness in the novel, the blend of lightness and darkness, good and bad.