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Were Oskar’s actions throughout the Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close due to a mental disorder? In the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, the protagonist, Oskar Schell, is going through many problems in his life, Oskar has to deal with the death of his father, Thomas Schell Jr due to the terrorist attack, 9/11, that took place on the World Trade Center. He also has to deal with people like his mother who doesn’t play a big part of the story, being mature and trying to move on like not showing her grief to Oskar and trying to find another husband like Ron. Throughout the story, Oskar shows signs of a mental disorder called Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. PTSD is a mental disorder that people suffer when they experience a traumatic life event. Oskar’s traumatic effect in this case is his dad dying. Oskar then goes through a journey throughout the book both a physical journey and a mental journey to find answers or ways to get to know more about his father and how he died in those towers. In ELIC Oskar is taking this journey throughout trying to find answers about his dad, but during the whole journey he leaves clues that might conclude that he is suffering from PTSD which might be why he acts melancholic and griefs a lot. Oskar Schell meets different characters during his journey which helps him get more data and information about his dad and consequently,he gets more information, he doesn’t get answers which lead to more conflicts in
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