The Book Thief And Slaughterhouse Five Analysis

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“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another” (Hemingway). The Book Thief and Slaughterhouse Five have many similarities, but also differences throughout the books. Death is present in each book and talked about throughout, in The Book Thief, Death is the narrator and takes us through time as the war is going on. Slaughterhouse Five is very different, death is something Billy, the main character, does not show feelings towards, he is able to move on very quickly from deaths. In Slaughterhouse Five and The Book Thief, death is shown and portrayed differently throughout with the use of, word choice, tone and symbolism.
In The Book Thief and Slaughterhouse Five,
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Zusak, wanted to show us the power of people words and how they affect others due to the death of close family or friends. In Slaughterhouse Five, death isn 't …show more content…
In The Book Thief, symbolism of Death as the narrator creates a very literal but different meaning in the book. Death, is present everywhere in the war, and he connects all the characters in the end knowing they are going to die. Death is something all the characters will mourn about and wonder why it 's happening to the best people, "Did they deserve any better, these people? How many had actively persecuted others, high on the scent of Hitler 's gaze, repeating his sentences, his paragraphs, his opus? The hider of a Jew? Or Hans? Did they all deserve to die? The children?" (Zusak 375).
“Death” is realizing he is becoming apart of all the innocent people that were killed, and why this was having to happen. This symbolism shows that Death, is there for everyone wether good or bad, and will always become apart of you no matter what. Symbolism in Slaughterhouse Five is very different, the Tralfamadorian Aliens are symbolizing the Nazi’s in WWII. They are portrayed in a way that the Nazi’s once acted towards others, Vonnegut used them to symbolize that they didn 't care about humanity. Death to the Tralfamadorians is nothing, they show no mourning or loss of humanity towards others “Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is "So it goes." Billy has become a Tralfamadorian, and

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