The Book Thief

Theme

The Theme

The theme is that in life we learn that in order to overcome tough times in life, we must be willing to let go of things and the people we love and then persevere and dominate any opportunity that you get.
The theme is universal because it can be applied by all readers. The devastation in the book represents a common problem. You must overcome/solve the problem in order to move on later in life. This applies to everyone because every single person has problems that must be solved. And when those problems are solved they will have that experience in order to make their lives better.