What Lets You Do Bad Things?
"'I think you can only do bad things,' Corvus said, 'if you forget you're going to die"' (148).
"'Remembering you're going to die lets you do bad things' Alice said" (148).
I found these quotes quite interesting. I am not sure whether or not Corvus is religious; however, her opinion seems to fit in well with how people who believe in God or some other supreme being may feel. If you forget you are going to die, then you also must be putting off the idea that a supreme being will eventually judge you; therefore, forgetting lets you sin.
Alice on the other hand seems to share an opinion most would who do not believe in a God or gods. When you remember you are going to die, you have an excuse to do what you want regardless of what is right. You only have your time on earth once and you don't know when that time will come to an end so why not have some fun, right?