Role 2: The connector
I’m not really sure if this counts as a connection or not, but I just think it’s something worth talking about:
Liesel’s farewell to her parents and to Rudy; notice that the death of her brother is the single event that traumatized for years, she already knew how it felt to lose a loved one from death. That being said, it must have been equally difficult for her to see her parents and Rudy die. Yet, this time we see a change in her: this time she was actually capable to say goodbye to them, not to mention that she finally gave Rudy the kiss he so much insisted on. This teaches me that for people in the real world, it obvioulsly is difficult to let someone go, yet one has to be strong enough to stand up, face it, and move on. This was probably the ultimate test of Liesel’s strength which, I believe, she successfully passed.
Another thing I wanted to point out, would anyone agree that the overall theme of the book has to do with death? I mean, the book started off with death, and ended with death; and we can’t ignore the fact that the whole novel was narrated by Death itself. What do you guys think? You guys don’t have to answer this paragraph if you don’t want to; I’m just curious to know what you think.