Death According to Death

Matt D.

The narrators (Death) point of view is first person. Death is telling you things and is saying the word I a lot. When it seems like the book is in third person it is because Death is telling you what happened.

The role that Death has is to take the dead souls away but he leaves the body. He is responsible for taking the souls to an unknown place. I would imagine that Death might take the souls to God where he will decide where they will go. 

One of Deaths pleasures include the colors. He likes to look at the variety of colors. One worry of Death is the survivors. The survivors give Death a distraction which is a worry for him.

Maybe Death has a super power in a way. Somehow he gets around to every dead soul so he has to have something to give him the speed to get to every dead soul. About 152,000 people die each day and during WWll even more people probably died.

A misconception someone might have about Death is that he is the person who kills people not the person who takes their souls away. Many people would think he is bad but Death specifically says on page 9 "I am not violent". 

Death feels as though his job is like a prison. On page 8 Death says "Who could step in while I take a break in your stock-standard resort-style vacation destination, whether it be tropical or of the ski trip variety? The answer, of course, is nobody, which has prompted me to make a conscious, deliberate decision —to make distraction my vacation". Death can't change his job or take a vacation. Which means Death doesn't really like his job but it is neccsary.

Death feels that humans are neutral. He doesn't really dislike them but he doesn't like them either. In conclusion Death believes that the humans are kind of just there.

Death feels that the colors give him a distraction. His job is miserable that something like the colors relieve him so to speak. On page 8 Death also says that the colors keep him sane. 

Death feels that the war is a bad thing. He doesn't enjoy the deaths so he wouldn't enjoy war which has lot of deaths.


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