Young teenagers and children who were too young or not born yet were unable to experience a tragic event everyone knows as the terrorist attack of the twin towers on September 11, 2001. In school, this day is dedicated to honor those who lost their lives, those who risked their lives to save others, and those who helped anyone in need. This generation can only learn about the attack by reading books, articles, or watching documentaries of how this single event changed the lives of Americans forever. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, tells the story of a boy named Oskar Shell who lost his father in the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He and his mom have struggled to live life
Deception can be used for both good and bad reasons. It can lead someone to be emotionally or physically hurt, or it can hide information from others, both in positive and negative situations. Despite the negative outcomes that can come from deception, many take a chance when deceiving others in hopes of reaching a positive outcome. In the case of novels, deception is often used as a way to put emphasis on the meaning of the work. In Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer, Oskar Schell and his mother deceive each other in hopes that it will allow the other to cope more easily with a death in their family.
The novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close tells the story of Oskar, a 9 year old boy,
Jonathan Safran Foer says in his novel, “for reasons that need not be explained, you made a strong impression on me” (215). This quote is exactly what you will think once you finish the book. You’ll be so inspired and speechless you won’t be able to know where to start to create a summary. The novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer is a book that has been challenged in public school systems since it came out. The novel is about Oskar Schell, a nine-year-old, who lost his father in the 9/11 attacks. After looking through his father’s closet, he found a key and set out on a quest to make sense of his father’s death. The novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a book that should be available to everyone. Even though
The film I decided to watch was, A Mile in His Shoes which was directed by William Dear and screen wrote by Frank Nappi and Jason Koornick (2011). This movie was very inspiring as an adult with Asperger’s syndrome is the main character. Asperger’s syndrome is a type of autism that is more of a social disorder (Gargiulo, R. M. & Bouck, E, 2018). These individuals have trouble in social situations whether that is making friends or just talking one on one with a family member. There are many characteristics that describe an individual as having Asperger’s syndrome. Most of these characteristics were displayed throughout the film through the character Mickey Tussler. In this paper, I will discuss the signs and symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome through the eyes of Mickey, a professional minor league baseball player as well as how he was treated by his parents, coach and teammates. I will lastly reflect on how I felt about A Mile in His Shoes regarding their portrayal of Asperger’s syndrome.
Asperger’s syndrome is a form of autism that tends to make people socially awkward and allows them to have interest in specific topics. Many people who have asperger's syndrome have many conflicts that they have to deal with- some physical and some mental. These can include not wanting to be touched or screaming when feeling uncomfortable or crowded. In The Curious Incident of The Dog In The NightTime by Mark Haddon, Christopher Boone is constantly bombarded with this syndrome. Throughout the book his character is developed by gaining confidence, learning to be more social, and learning to trust again.
This book is told through the eyes of an extremely smart and funny nine-year-old who is also the narrator, Jonathan Safran Foer. He tells a story of the effects of his fathers tragic death, in the 9/11 terrorist attack, on his father, Oskar Schell, and his family as a whole. Oskar's father not only endured the pain of being trapped in the towers, but was killed due to not being able to escape. To add to the stories allready tragic story line, Oskar's grandparents had also witnessed terrorist attacks, like that of 9/11, during World War II and this brings back their old memories. The peoples horrible deaths in
Approximately 947,570 Americans have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), however, it is not an easy disorder to explain (Bashe 19). With multiple conditions and characteristics in each case, AS is not an easy disorder to diagnose. Asperger’s Syndrome was named after Hans Asperger, an Austrian physician, who first described the disorder in 1944 after studying a group of children with similar, unusual characteristics. However, AS was not made an official disease until 1994. Consequently, Asperger disease is just now becoming published and popular so there is still research and questions being answered. Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, is noted by above-average
The book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close contains many aspects of the real-life hardships of 9/11 and the Holocaust, as well as the mystery of the Sixth Borough of New York. These events help create a better understanding of life under the influence of conflict and the choices characters are forced to make as a result of the conflict. Jonathan Safran Foer 's novel focuses on a boy named Oskar who loses his father in the destruction of the Twin Towers, his mute grandfather 's grief, and the stories of the Sixth Borough his father told him. The history told in this novel comes from multiple generations, which helps create a greater range of understanding grief. The novel interprets
1. This book allows one to look into the mind of an eleven year old girl suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. It gives you examples concerning how she thinks and acts based on her surroundings and emotions.
Over the years, more people are becoming aware of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD. The growing number of individuals who are affected by ASD have been increasing over the years. This could be do to the new DSM development of what is considered ASD or simply more children are being born with ASD. Either way, ASD is more predominate in our society today. ASD is defined in the DSM 5 as having abnormal social aspects, lack of social skills, non-verbal communications skills, deficits in development, lack of understanding of relationships, and self-stimulation through repetitive behaviors (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Although these are not all of the symptoms caused by ASD
When Oskar’s father passes away, Oskar’s main sources of security, acceptance, and love are gone. Though his mother is still alive, because she is grieving simultaneously, she cannot initially support Oskar in the way that his father did. As a result, Oskar’s communication disorders worsen. The more consumed and obsessed Oskar becomes with his quest, the more qualities feed into his communication disorder and his autistic tendencies become increasingly possessive. As previously mentioned, Oskar is autistic and according to the film, may have developed Asperger syndrome, though the initial results were “inconclusive” (Daldry 2011). However, based on observations from the film as well as research about ASD, it is evident that Oskar displays many non-verbal, but few verbal characteristics of his communication disorder developed with ASD.
The relationship between Asperger syndrome and autism has been a controversial topic in psychology. There is not a definite correlation which has been decided upon between the two and chiefly due to the fact that they are both overly similar. Concisely, psychologists seek to identify the main difference between them. In a simpler way, it is not yet clear whether autism and Asperger syndrome should be defined as independent (distinct) terms, or whether Asperger syndrome should be categorized under the wider realm of autism. In their researche, multiple scholars have come upon differing opinions and theories in support of their own perceptions of the two disorders which either agree or disagree at some point. Asperger syndrome is derived from Hans Asperger who is highly recognized for his efforts in defining the disease which many scholars had described as not diagnosable (Mayes, Calhoun & Crites, 2001).
A lot of my life has been spent worrying about Thomas, or deflecting comments made about him. To me, Thomas is Ferdinand the Bull, but I’ve always known that he is a different person at home and at school. Continuous admonishment and reprimand by teachers beginning at a young age made Thomas withdrawn, easily rattled and snarky. It was his defense mechanism; and no one, not even me, could make sense of my brother. When he was diagnosed with a mild form of Asperger’s in eighth grade, I wasn’t surprised. I was devastated. Not because of the Asperger’s; but because I knew, without a shred of doubt, that the teachers and classmates in Thomas’ life up to that point never supported him. They made the anxiety that my brother carries so much worse. In my naive sixth grader mind, I blamed myself. If only I had been more cognizant, if only I had been nicer to Thomas, if only everything was smooth and shiny and simple. I know that there is no one to blame, and Thomas is better than fine. Asperger’s for him simply means that Thomas has a tendency towards stress and anxiety. But his diagnosis solidified my belief that I had to be there to protect
Amazingly, one percent of new births will have some type of autism (Autism Society of America, 2010). Asperger’s disorder is one type of Autism, and is at the high end of these disorders. This “disorder, which is also called Asperger's syndrome (AS) or autistic psychopathy, belongs to a group of childhood disorders known as pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) or autistic spectrum disorders”(Exkorn, 2006). A characteristic of this disorder is harsh and strict disruption of a certain type of brain development. The most affected areas of Asperger's disorder is difficulty in social understanding and in behavior or activities that are limited or recurring (Frey, 2003). Students with Asperser’s have different levels of seriousness,