What Is The Theme Of Death In The Book Thief

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Death, the narrator of the Book Thief ,seems to be a dark reminder of the pain and suffering of the holocaust but at the same time he brings in a sarcastic humor. This may be to give the reader a break from the horror that is Germany during WW2, but it could also be to show that death really has no deep emotional attachment to his work. Though he does say he feels badly for the pain and sorrow that follows death, he claims its not his fault, just a part of life. This complexity comes through as Death takes us to a small town called Himmel. Death is the busiest he's ever been when he goes to collect the soul of a little boy named Warren. It is there that Death sees Liesel for the first time. Death only sees liesel twice after this, at her brothers
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