Unformatted text preview: The narrator, Death, introduces himself in four sections, the first of which is "Death and Chocolate." In this section, Death discusses the importance of colors and how he sees colors before he sees humans. He describes their murkiness and how they run into each other, one after another. He also establishes the main events of the story that he's preparing to tell. The next section is "Beside the Railway Line," which opens with white as the focal color, an emphasis on the snowy setting. Beside the railway tracks are a mother, a daughter, and a corpse. Two train guards discuss what should be done with the three; they need to get them back on somehow but aren't sure how. While the guards debate, Death admits that he now knows he made a mistake in lingering because he became so curious about the girl, the book thief. That was the first mistake in lingering because he became so curious about the girl, the book thief....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07