Words hold great power and when used correctly can influence people’s beliefs, and how they act. In Markus Zusak novel, The Book Thief, narrated by Death, Zusak tells the story of Liesel a nine years old German girl whose mother abandoned her and loses her brother before arriving in the Hubermann’s house in Molching. She first found the power of words when her foster-father Hans Hubermann teaches her how to read, Liesel developed a power that she never knew existed before. Many characters develop an understanding of the power of words which in many characters being affected negatively. In the novel The Book Thief, the author Markus Zusak illustrated the power of words in different ways. Zusak conveys to us that both a person’s survival — and a person’s possible destruction — can depend on the power of words. We as human beings, use words to influence or even change lives, but words sometimes can hurt. For example, Hitler uses his words to manipulate the German people, to destroy the Jewish people and control the world. Liesel was reading Max’s book, and it was about Hitler and his strategies to take control over the world. It states that “Yes, the Fuhrer decided that he would rule the world with words. ‘I will never fire a gun’, he devised. ‘I will not have to’ ” (Zusak 445). Frighteningly, it was exactly through the power of words and a healthy dose of attraction that Hitler was able to carry out all the evil that they did in his name. He himself didn’t do the physical work, that would have required him near in several places at once making that impossible, but through the words of his speeches and policies others took up his cause. The power of words was for good and evil. He decided to use words to control the world, in implying that they are more powerful than weapons, or influences that he has. Additionally, Hans got beat up by a Nazi soldier for giving pieces of bread to a Jewish old man. A parade of Jews was marching through Molching on its way to Dachau, a Nazi concentration camp. Hans goes to one and gives the Jews who have fallen and gives the old man some bread. A Nazi soldier whips the jew and Hans. ” Others help him to safety while some call him a jew lover and overturn his pain cart” (Zusak chap 7). Death had seen the Darkness of Humanity, when the Jewish people were marching, on the contrary, Hans action was significant, they worth kindness, it shows that there is beauty still exist in the darkness. He even put his family in danger to save others life. Powerful words are able to calm people down, so they were safe among things that are happening to them or around them. For example, before the bombing on Himmel Street, all people frightened, but Liesel read to them and all people stay calm as she continues. It was in the town of Molching, a few days before Christmas, in the Fielder’s basement. Liesel uses her words to comfort everyone. Liesel was able to resist Hitler through her own reading and writing, also even though they were in a shelter she was able to create a safer one to protect all people from the cruelty of Hitler or the world. Liesel wanted to teach all people in the shelter through her story there’s beauty in the darkness which they would not admit. Additionally, When Hans and Rosa were sleeping, she was writing her own book in the basement, all people she loved die and she was safe because of her words. It states “She was still clutching the book. She was holding desperately on to the words who had saved her life” (Zusak 499). After seeing the death of her loved ones, the only thing she had left was her words. The book keeps her in the basement during the last bombing, and writing it gives her a way to process all the suffering she has been through. She gained control over the terrifying world by trying to make herself, or language right. She was able to fight Hitler in writing her own creative over the evil words. Words used for positive actions can have more massive influence over the deceitful words. For example, In max’s book, a girl, grows a tree from her words, they were too strong for the Nazi to destroy. Liesel was reading Max’s book the world The Word Shaker. It states that ” Many hours passed, and still the fuhrer’s ax could not take a single bite out of the trunk” ( Zusak 447). Max portrays Liesel words to a tree that is spreading goodness over the evilness of the Nazi. Her words are so strong that even Hitler the master of manipulation cannot destroy them, it shows us that even though people would try to destroy beauty, there would always be beauty in the darkness. This is important because no matter what to Liesel’s loved ones her words would survive to spread goodness among evilness. Words used for positive actions can have more massive influence over the deceitful words. For example, when Liesel’s classmates make fun of her because she could not read. It was Liesel first day of school when they asked her to write her name could not. It states, ” I’m having trouble with this word. Could you read it for me? After being humiliated by her classmates, Liesel avenges her humiliation through violence, and she eventually realizes that the greater power that words hold to violence. They also compare Liesel’s brutalization towards Ludwig and Tommy to Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Hitler violently attacked the Jewish people by his speeches and Hatred, but the Jewish people will rise over all the persecution and poverty that they are into. In the novel The Book Thief, the author Markus Zusak illustrated the power of words in different ways. Zusak conveys to us that both a person’s survival — and a person’s possible destruction — can depend on the power of words. When Liesel saves a book she saves Jewish identity from ethnic cleansing. The words bring Liesel a reason to keep fighting; they define people like Max who she cares for. Words are ideas and ideas cannot be destroyed. Liesel wanted to keep these ideas. Words that have positive meaning are precious ideas and ideas are bulletproof, they have the power to harden the heart and destroy people.