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Character Analysis: Death
Death is probably the most interesting character in this book.
He describes Himself as an "ANTHROPOMORPHIC PERSONIFICATION", but in short, He's a skeleton dressed in a black cloak. His bones are described as being slightly yellowed "like an old billiard ball" and He has two tiny blue dots in His eye-holes that look like two very far away supernovas. Also, He is quite tall,
Death tends to think a lot. He has no glands, so therefore He has no feelings. Death does not feel remorse for what He does, because He knows "There is no justice. There is just me.". He seems kind of full of Himself, as Death frequently notes that all beings must eventually answer to Him, no matter what.
Death is not exactly, "invisible", per say, people just generally make themselves believe that He is not there. They won't see what they do not want to see. The only things that can see Death for what He is are some children, souls after they've died, and cats. Unless, of course, Death makes them see Him.
Throughout the book, Death slowly becomes more human and starts trying to figure out what humans do for "fun", and cannot understand it. He ends up looking for a new job, perferribly involving "something nice, with cats and flowers". In the end, though, He remains Death.
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"I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
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