3.2 Point-of-View As mentioned before, the story was narrated by Death. Despite having no visible figure throughout the movie, his voice narrated the story as well as voicing his feelings and thoughts what happened to the main characters.
Death: One small fact. You are going to die. Despite every effort, no one lives forever. Sorry to be such a spoiler. My advice is, when the time comes, don’t panic. It doesn’t seem to help. I guess I should introduce myself properly. But then again, you’ll meet me soon enough. Not before your time, of course. I make it a policy to avoid the living. Well, except sometimes. Once in a very long time… I can’t help myself. I get interested. I don’t know exactly what it was about Liesel Meminger. But she caught me. And I cared. (00:00:49)
The opening narration performed by Death gave a solid and undeniable fact that each living human on earth will face death eventually, and there is nothing and no one who could prevent it. Death then introduced himself, stating that the readers would see him in the end of their lifespan. He never meets the living as he made a rule to avoid living humans. Nevertheless, he confessed that he once broke his rule, as he got curious with the life of young Liesel Meminger. From that point, Death paid close attention to Liesel’s life and…show more content… Death also takes the first person point-of-view in his narration as he refers himself as “I”. What is more, Death gave his thoughts and feelings toward the story as he stated: “I can’t help myself. I get interested.” Thus, from this opening narration, it is determined that Death takes the part of omniscient narrator (zero focalization). Even though he was not directly involved in the story, he plays a crucial role as he takes people lives, including Liesel’s life in the end of the