The Book Thief
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Still in disbelief, she started to dig. He couldn't be dead. He couldn't be dead. He couldn't – (5.60)
The death of Liesel's brother causes her great suffering. It also seems to create empathy and prepares her to understand Max's suffering.
There was a chaos of goodbye. (5.83)
This tiny sentence helps us feel Liesel's utter dismay at being forced to leave her mother on the same day she buries her brother.