Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Analysis

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“The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on 11 September 2001 not only caused death and destruction but also was a major psychic event in the life of the nation” (“9/11 and its Aftermath.”). In the book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, the main character, Oskar, is a very intelligent nine year old boy. He loses his father, Thomas Schell, during the attacks on September 11, 2001. Oskar’s father was in one of the Twin Towers for a meeting when it came crashing down. After his father’s death, Oskar’s life changes drastically and he wears “heavy boots” (Foer 326). In the novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer’s use of symbolism, mood, tone, and a visual writing style emphasizes how losing a loved one, so abruptly, can cause a person to question their existence, change their perspective on life, and learn how to cope with loss.
After the death of his father, Oskar is traumatized and develops fears of almost everything. On September 11th, Oskar was released from school early due to the
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The tragic death of Oskar’s father leads Oskar to questions his existence, changes his perspective on life, and learn how to cope with loss. Throughout his journey, he learns to appreciate his loved ones and not take them for granted. He discovers that he will always remain close to his father by carrying him in his heart and memories. Foer does an excellent job in the novel of conveying the intensity of emotions throughout the novel with his unique writing style. In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer writes of a boy who has suffered immensely after the death of his father. Oskar demonstrates how perseverance is essential for surviving traumatic events, such as the sudden, tragic loss of a loved
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