The Meaning Of Death In The Book Thief

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In the Book Thief, Death, the narrator, refers to the fact that people are mortal, saying the human heart is a “line,” which means it has a beginning and an end, while his heart is a “circle.” The meaning to this is that Death is immortal, he has a different perspective on humanity than people do. That perspective allows him to see people with a more open mind than people see themselves, but it leaves him confused because he can not figure out how people can be both good and evil.

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