Humans lie and steal without hesitation to survive. That is how man is. However, human nature does not allow for cruelty to exist without the other end of the spectrum - kindness. In his novel, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak reveals the extreme malice possible in humans, along with the tenderness that stems from it. In times of hate and paranoia in Nazi Germany, ones who live morally are rare.
Death is something known by all people and is always shown in varius ways, but the main goal that people understand is that death is something that takes people away to an afterlife. They stop living and pass from one world to another. In the story the Lord of Death comes to see Poverty: " 'It is time for you to come with me, old woman Poverty. That is why I have come for you '" (50). Death comes to bring Poverty to the afterlife because it is her time to go.
Death shows throughout the story that he has feelings for people. He talks about things that he likes and dislikes about each character. Death seems to be sad and serious throughout the whole story. He never really shows happiness at all. Death shows love as he kisses the souls he collects to make them feel better(Zusak 350).
Opening Paragraph: By showing death has a human-like nature, Mark Zusak, the author of The Book Thief, exemplifies that death does, in fact, have a soul death feels for the people that he has to take to the afterlife. With World War II occurring in Europe, death tells the story of a life of a particular young girl who piques his interests in the midst of a chaotic time in history. Zusak shows author's style by using personification, symbolism, and foreshadowing of death in The Book Thief. By using personification, Zusak shows that death has human-like components and characteristics, he makes this a point when he writes “Even death has a heart” (Zusak 242). Death personified brings a new element to the story, it gives a new point of view on what happens after you pass on.
People begin to feel an obligation or debt to a dead person. The living have a responsibility to the dead. The death of someone close affected three different characters’ actions. One of the earliest examples of the theme is shown on page 36. Liesel often has nightmares about her dead brother, Werner.
How can beauty be in the wake of brutality? In The Book Thief, a young girl named Liesel Meminger struggles through life in Nazi Germany; She was orphaned, her brother died, and she even had to hide a Jew. Her life is filled with constant brutality and danger; however, beautiful events still take place. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Liesel’s life is still beautiful despite struggles and death because Zusak’s poetic writing enhances this beauty. Liesel’s life is full of struggles, but beauty can still be found.
Isabella Churchill Ms. Jonte AP Language 10 December, 2015 On Natural Death The concept of death is vague and incomprehensible. On natural death begs the question of if death actually is painful or if it is only minute and diminutive. Lewis Thomas illustrates to his audience the conceptual idea of death being small. He begins with people's view of versus his own. People have a preconceived idea of how they best way to die and the ways to deal with the pain of death, that may or may not even be there.
Meaning that our freedom, while alive, while in a situation, has no power over our death. This may seem to offer that in fact My Death is a restriction on one 's freedom but this is only so when one is thinking under a traditional conception of death, which is concerned with the importance of the irreversibility of death only because it prevents decisions and the possibility of giving meaning. What Sartre has us
Death will be inevitable. Mortality plays a role in this. A person can have a death in not only their lives, but in their spirit, attitude, and motivation. These aspects of the Human Condition drive a person’s life because of their importance in the lives of every human being. Growth, a vital part of the Human Condition, presents itself in many ways.
René Girard said that “The experience of death is going to get more and more painful, contrary to what many people believe. The forthcoming euthanasia will make it more rather than less painful because it will put the emphasis on personal decision in a way which was blissfully alien to the whole problem of dying in former times. It will make death even more subjectively intolerable, for people will feel responsible for their own deaths and morally obligated to rid their relatives of their unwanted presence. Euthanasia will further intensify all the problems its advocates think it will solve.” For example, in 1989, Tony Bland was squeezed in the field among football fans and there were deaths in this event. He survived but falls into persistent vegetative state and requires food to be fed through the feeding tube.