Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Book Thief

The character I'm going to blog about is Death.

I learned that Death is not an evil figure who lusts for blood as a person needs water but is a slightly sad  one who goes about his business simply. He is not a character of a one track mindset of evil but can be happy, sociable and congenial shown by the quote "I most definitely can be cheerful. Amiable. Agreeable. Affable. The three A's."

However, he is not nice shown by the his askance of "just don't ask me to be nice." He isn't an anything-goes, you can walk all over me person. He is hardened from his job but also finds the routine of it depressing but finds relief and relaxation in colors. Colors are his holiday, his redemption. "I vacation in increments. In colors."

I also have learned he is an observant person. He has developed a gratefulness for the colors around him, their shades and fragments as how he mentions "A single hour can consist of thousands of colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues" he notices things.

The setting/mood of the scene is slightly dreary, whimsical and a little cynical with brief splatters of emotion in the form of color. 

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