Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

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In the New York Times Bestseller, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer writes an incredible story about the terrorist attack of 9/11 and its effects that it has on Oskar Schell and his family. Throughout the novel, Oskar, a very intelligent and precocious, nine-year-old boy living in New York City, is on this journey to try to figure out what this mysterious key that he found in his dad’s room belongs to. He hopes it reveals some sort of secret or connection to his father that died in the 9/11 terrorist attack. Foer’s use of visual images throughout the novel gives us a clear understanding of what was going on with the characters thoughts and emotions throughout the novel. In the novel, there has been images ranging from door knobs, to pictures of someone falling, to the back of people’s heads that tie together little pieces of Oskar’s life. Some of the images Foer uses are actual images that Oskar sees and then takes pictures of. Other images relate to his emotions and what he feels. Lastly, some of the images are in the past that do not obtain to …show more content…
During the exceptional nine-year-old boy, Oskar Schell’s journey, we came across many visual images that related to the events that have happened. We see images such as a man falling, doorknobs, an apartment, and the back of people’s heads that tie together pieces of Oskar’s life. When Oskar’s father died, it left Oskar with complete emptiness and grief. Oskar is infatuated with images, that we can see for ourselves in the novel. Through these images and the journey that Oskar is one we see just how Oskar is grieving from all the events that Have taken place in his life. At the end of the novel, Oskar’s grief turns into satisfaction and he realize that not everything has a scientific answer to

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