Summary and Analysis Part 5: The Whistler: Sketches


Max’s illustrations provide a visual representation of how Hitler and his Nazis are controlling the minds of so many people, and how under Nazi control, dead bodies pile up. Liesel’s words, “You scared me, Max,” take on a double meaning in this chapter; he startles her when he wakes, and his pictures also scare her. He offers Liesel a glimpse of the true horror occurring in the outside world.