The Book Thief

why is the seven sided die an appropriate symbol for the story

chapter: The Gamblers

pages: 243-266

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Death uses the seven-sided die as a metaphor. There's no such thing as a seven-sided die and to gamble with one would mean you're gambling on something impossible to win. Each of the chapters in this section depicts a die at the beginning of the story; seven stories, seven gambles, and seven die.