Summary and Analysis Part 9: The Last Human Stranger: The Bitter Taste of Questions


With Rudy’s question, Death admits that Rudy has a point, illustrating how so much of life is left up to luck and chance. Why one and not the other? Why lightness and not darkness? Or why darkness and not lightness? While Rudy can be happy for Liesel, he can, simultaneously, be upset for his family and jealous of the good fortune that has come to Liesel and Rosa.