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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

  

by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief Mortality Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

You are going to die. (1.6)

Death presents dying as a unifier, the one thing that ties all humans together.

Quote #2

I'm nothing if not fair. (1.8)

Death won't take you before you're body is dead. No matter what you did or didn't do in life, this Death will treat you just like he does everybody else.

Quote #3

[…] at some point on time I will be standing over you, as genially as possible. Your soul will be in my arms. A color will be perched on my shoulder. I will carry you gently away. (1.12)

See. Death is saying this to all of us. He doesn't discriminate. His vision of the moment after Death is rather comforting. But, do you think it's plausible? Why or why not?

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