All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

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All the Light We Cannot See Eight (9 August 1944): Delirium Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Von Rumpel stands in Etienne’s house. He’s been taking morphine for his pain, and wonders if his disease has been getting worse. He imagines that he can save his own life by finding the Sea of Flames. With this in mind, he staggers back to the model of the city—he’s sure the stone is there somewhere.
We see that von Rumpel is very near death, and so is especially desperate to find the diamond in time. He seems to transform into an even more monstrous figure the closer he gets to reaching Marie-Laure.
Themes
World War II, the Nazis, and the French Resistance Theme Icon
Interconnectedness and Separation Theme Icon
Fate, Duty, and Free Will Theme Icon