Furthermore, what does Himmel Street mean?
Himmel Street is where Liesel and her foster family live. It is mentioned by the narrator a lot in the book, and is a common motif in the story. It represents many things, in different ways. Like the poorer side, where they live. It is a special place for Liesel because it is her home.
Also, what kind of atmosphere does death describe on Himmel Street? The atmosphere on Himmel Street is one of desperation and severity. Death says Himmel Street’s name is contradictory and whoever named it must have had “a healthy sense of irony.” This is because “ Himmel ” means “Heaven,” and Himmel Street definitely is not Heaven.
Besides, what was ironic about the first book Liesel stole?
“The Gravedigger’s Handbook” was the first book Liesel stole at her brothers burial. Its a reminder of her brother and her mother. The Irony is that she digged the in the snow on the graveyard just like a grave. Its also ironic that she takes a book when she couldn’t even read at that time.
How does Liesel survive the bombing of Himmel Street?
Because the air raid sirens come too late, most of the residents are asleep in their beds when the bombs drop, and are killed instantly. Death arrives and takes most of the souls, but is able to see that Liesel , writing in her basement, survived the bombing .