Death is one of the most important themes in ‘‘The Wall.’’ When he is sentenced to death, Pablo looks at life in a completely new way. The people that had once meant so much to him no longer matter. He also views his remaining few hours as the beginning of his death. He even comes to the conclusion that death is not natural, for people lead their lives under the presumption that they will continue to live; as he puts it, people maintain ‘‘the illusion of being eternal.’’
While in his cell, Pablo also takes the opportunity to think about how...
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