Mental Illness In Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

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Mental illness alters the emotional well-being of oneself, and it does not matter if a person is young or old, mental illness affects everyone. In Jonathan Safran Foers’ novel Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, The author argues that anyone at any age can be affected by mental illness. He uses mental illness in all spectrums to allow readers to connect to the characters no matter their age. The author uses, Oskar, Mom (no name given), and Schmidt (Grandmother's maiden name; Only name given) The main character Oskar has always been affected with severe anxiety, this is shown through all of the side notes in his journal which is just him writing down notes that he wishes he’s said to people didn’t. “It would have been
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