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This is an interpretive question so there really isn't a page number. Death represents humanity. He has know sides of emotional attachment to the human world. In this sense he is able to give us an objective, almost child-like view of humanity. He spends much time contemplating the heroism of people and the utter evil people are capable of. He serves as an honest outsider to the paradox of human nature.
A human observer would be ties up with preconceived notions and bias.