All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See


Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See: 10. Music #1 Summary & Analysis

Marie-Laure has now spent five days in the radio room. She takes a record, and plays it. She imagines dying here in the radio room, and decides to play the record as loud as possible, so that the man downstairs will hear her, find her room, and attack her. The record begins—it’s delicate piano music. Slowly, Marie-Laure grabs the knife she’s been carrying, and whispers, “Come and get me.”
Marie-Laure seems to have given up hope, but she expresses this in a manner very different from Werner’s. She thinks that she’s going to die, but she’s ready to go out in a “blaze of glory”—fighting for her life, armed with a knife and her own courage, and even with a poignant soundtrack.
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