Symbolism In William Zusak's Death

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3 Characterization “You are going to die… Please trust me. I can definitely be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that’s only the A’s. Just don’t ask me to be nice.” Here we are introduced to the narrator, Death He seems to be a very morbid and blunt person, but reassures the reader that he can also be a pleasurable person. However, Death seems to have a great disdain for the word “nice”, probably due to him seeing the evil in everything and knowing nothing is truly “nice.” 11 Imagery “He remained shrouded in his uniform as the graying light arm-wrestled the sky.” In the image that Zusak portrayed, he sets the time to around that of dawn or sunrise, however the dead pilot is still shrouded from this light. This may mean that the soul gives light to the body, however, without it only darkness only exists. 12 Symbolism “The last time I saw her was red. The sky was like soup, boiling and stirring.” Red usually symbolizes power, greed or evil. A boiling, stirred soup could symbolize unrest, chaos and disorder. It can be inferred something horrific will happen soon. Part 1 Page Number Literary Element/Technique Being Used Importance of the Literary Element Technique Being Used and Its Purpose in that Specific Passage 21 Simile “He warmed up soon after, but when I picked him up originally, the boy’s spirit was soft and cold, like ice cream. Werner’s spirit was soft and cold probably due to him not being taken care of well enough. It could also

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