Analysis Of Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

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The film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” written by Eric Roth is centered around the events that happened on 9/11. The film follows a young boy named Oskar, who lost his beloved father in the attacks. He finds a key in his father’s closet and ventures out into the city to find who it belongs to. During this adventure Oskar attempts to find closure and shows his true emotions. The title “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is used to represent how close Oskar was to finding the owner of the key, Oskar’s relationship with his father, as well as Oskar’s emotional state during the film.
“Incredibly close” is used to describe how close Oskar was to finding what the key he found in his father’s closet belong to. Soon after Oskar finds the key he is in a way forced by his Asperger's syndrome to find who or what the key belongs to because he cannot handle anything not having an answer. The envelope he found the key in had the name Black written on it, so Oskar made it his mission to find every person with the last name Black in New York and go visit them to inquire about key. The first place Oskar ended up going was to the house of Abby Black, who similar to him was going through a tough time. He asked her about the key, but she said it was not hers and did not know what it belonged to. He talks to her in order to comfort her and as he is doing this William Black walks by. This is not significant at the time but it is later learned that the key does indeed belong to William
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