All The Light We Cannot See Character Analysis

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World war II was a time of horror and loss. With over 60 million deaths on its hands, World War II is in the top five most deadly wars. In All the Light We Cannot See, the life stories of different characters in Europe during World War II are written to tell about their struggles and differing views on life.In this piece of literature, All the Light We Cannot See, the author, Anthony Doerr, used metaphors, foreshadowing and external conflict to help accentuate the theme that extreme situations can sometimes reveal a new view on life.
In this book, Anthony Doerr skillfully used metaphors to create in depth descriptions of the different scenes and characters. One of the many metaphors used in this book described Werner Pfennig sister, Jutta Pfennig’s, eyes using the metaphor “Her eyes are bright tunnels,”. (47) Doerr describes Jutta’s eyes as these bright tunnels to portray her importance to her brother’s life. Werner views Jutta as a beacon of light in the darkness of his situation. In All the light We Cannot See, Juttas role could be seen as a guide for Werner’s subconscious by stating her opinions on the choices he makes. Another main character, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, viewed her father as a
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““So how, children, does the brain, which lives, without a spark of light, build for us a world full of light?” (408) This was said by Madame Labas after she tells about how her daughter is pregnant. What she is trying to ask rhetorically how people can find their happy place in a world full of war, violence, and darkness. Light and dark is a repeated idea and physical object throughout the whole novel. Examples of motif are found in all of the characters stories. Towards the end of the novel, there is a more apparent relevance of light and dark. More characters begin to have great losses and sacrifices, which causes many of them to start losing faith and sight of the