Death returns to this theme of attempting to understand humans and trying to understand how they are able to be responsible simultaneously for so much lightness and so much darkness in the world, how their stories are both beautiful and horrific. Death and Liesel have been near each other so many times during the course of Liesel’s life, and now they get to meet. Death said earlier in the novel that his heart is like a circle. In this chapter, Liesel’s book travels its full circle, coming back to her. The girl who once stole books is having one returned to her.