I Am the Messenger Themes

Markus Zusak
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Playing Cards

Playing cards and card games one theme that is very prominent in this novel. The novel is structured after a pack of playing cards. There are five sections. Each of the first four sections corresponds to one of the four suits of cards: diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts. The fifth section of the novel represents the jokers in a deck of cards. Each of the first four sections of the novel has 13 chapters in them, corresponding to the number of cards in each suit. The chapters are notated based on the names of the cards. For instance, there is no chapter one, but instead a chapter A, for ace, the first card in the suit and so on.

One of the favorite pastimes of the group of four friends is playing cards. They play a game called Annoyance. Although playing cards can be a fun way to...

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