"Everything begins only to end. The moment you were born you began to die. That's how it is with everything." (2.21)
I don't think Elise was too sad about her baby brother being dead. And I don't think she was too sad that he was going onto the heap of meaning. I think Elise was more afraid of her parents than of us, and that that was why after a long silence she said, "We can't." (9.22)
"The dead are to rest in peace."
Peace. More peace. Rest in peace. (9.27-28)