Book Thief Symbolism

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The novel "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak is a story about an orphan who lives in Germany during the Holocaust. The book explore multitude of ideas that are enhanced by the authors writing style. Mark Zusak 's was able to effectively use symbolism to enhance the readers understanding of the book. Death is one of the main symbols in the book. Not only is Death the narrator of the book, but the concept is everywhere. For example, when Death takes Liesel 's brother away: “ It was exactly when I knelt down and extracted his soul holding it limply in my swollen arms. He warmed up soon after, but when I picked him up originally, the boy’s spirit was soft and cold, like ice cream, He started melting in my arms. Then warming up completely.

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