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The Significance Of Color In Death's Beside The Railway Line

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Each of these events coincides with a particular color that reflects the mood of the moment. Throughout the novel, Death's preoccupation with and study of colors remains a consistent theme. He comments frequently on his inability to understand humans, how they can be so kind and yet still cause so much destruction and suffering; like colors, humans are ever-changing and can also be murky in their behavior. Along with the mood of the humans, the colors often complement the weather, as well as the tone of the events happening during particular chapters. For example, Death emphasizes the color white during the snowy scene in "Beside the Railway Line" when Liesel's brother dies, linking the color back to the weather, thus contributing to the overall
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