The arrival of Max most definitely affects Hans and Liesel's relationship. At first, Liesel was frightened of Max and did not trust him however, after further encouragement from Hans, she soon became friends with Max. After this, Liesel turned to Max for comfort from her nightmares. The two talked every day, instead of Liesel turning to Hans. Although Hans and Liesel’s relationship is father-daughter and Max and Liesel’s is brother-sister, Max replaced Hans is many aspects of Liesel’s life. For example, Liesel comes home every day and goes to see Max to give him a weather report or to give him the newspaper and read or even just to talk. This was time that Liesel and Max used to spend together. With Max’s arrival, Hans did not get Liesel’s full attention instead; he was pushed aside for Max, spending less and less time with his foster daughter. Max’s arrival did affect Hans and Liesel’s relationship.
The arrival of Max does affect Hans and Liesel's relationship.
Max has taken time away from Liesel and Hans, therefore giving them less time to spend together. For example, one night Hans came into Liesel's room and the narrartor states that it has been one month since they last read at night together. The longer Max stays with the Hubermann's the less time Liesel and Hans spend together, which has an affect on their relationship. With Max living at 33 Himmel Street, he greatly affects the father and daughter's relationship -by taking up time that they would have spent together. Max does affect Liesel and Hans' relationship.
The arrival of Max Vandenburg in the Huberman household most certainly changes the relationship between Leisel and Hans.It changes their relationship as it changed the environment that they are living in dramatically. It changes their environment as it becomes less of a peaceful and nothing to hide sort of attitude, to an attitude which required them to be careful of everything they do and say around everyone they know. Max's arrival also forced Leisel to mature much quicker then she would have normally, which in turn didn't allow her and Hans to maintain the nurturing and caring relationship to which they had lived by. The day the man Named Max Vandenbrug arrived to the house of 33 Himmel Street he forced a hand which changed the relationship between Hans Huberman and Leisel Meminger.