“I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. Their great skill is their capacity to escalate.”(109)
Death makes this quote just before the bonfire of books, on Hitlers birthday. Death was struggling to understand the reasoning behind the burning, and the desire to watch the destruction. It relates to my theme because, it describes the human lust for destruction, whether it be something small or something large.
This is a photo of a riot that took place in Portland, Oregon, the protesters are upset about Trump becoming the new president. in the background you can see smoke coming from something, as well as a few people cheering at the destruction. The theme "Humans enjoy destruction" is visually demonstrated in this photo. The man with the bat is clearly on his way to break something and the people around are just watching, when they could try to stop him or discourage him, they most likely cheer and encourage him.
Theme 2: Love Hurts