A year after his father passes away, Oskar goes in his father’s closet and finds the key that sends him off on his journey. Every time Oskar goes to look for lock, he feels like “[he] [is] getting closer to [his] dad” (52). Consequently, it also means he also feels like he is “getting farther from [his] mom” (52). The key makes it harder to accept his father’s death, since it gives him false hope that at the end of his quest, he will be further connected to his father. The key’s journey does not help him heal from his trauma and takes him away from people who want him to heal, such as his mom.
However, at certain point everyone must face the reality. The fear and reminders of the traumatic event which happened in Oskar’s life are repetitively displayed in Jonathan Foer’s novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. In Oskar’s journey of finding the lock that fits the key that he found in his father’s closet, he faced and had to overcome most horrifying aspects of his fear: “A lot of the time I'd get that feeling like I was in the middle of a huge black ocean, or in deep space, but not in the fascinating way” (Foer, 2005, p.72). After the event, 9\11 “the worst day”, Oskar has many more fears like, fears of strangers, crowded places, public transportations, bridges, airplanes, and heights. Oskar’s determination about finding the lock helped him face most of his fears he crossed bridges, talked to most people named Black’s lives in New York about the key, and use public transportation because his grandfather cannot do long distance
If Sal didn’t believe her father 's words then she thinks she caused her mothers miscarriage and she is probably upset about this. Sal thought, “ I pretended that it was my mother sitting there and she would still have the baby and everything would be the way it was supposed to be,” (page 140). We can infer that when she means “ … and everything would be the way it was supposed to be.” That she means she was supposed to not been saved and was supposed to be left next to the tree. She’s now wishing she was left next to the tree and her mother didn’t save her, and because she’s blaming herself for the baby’s death. Another significant external change that is a segment of things which have affected Sal is during this period in time, Gram gets bitten by a poisonous rattlesnake but even after being treated at a hospital, it is safe for us to assume this is a factor or a later a cause of her
The novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer brings readers through the life of nine-year-old Oskar Schell as he is dealing with the hardship of losing his father in a cataclysmic event, 9/11, that changed the lives of many forever. The story also shows readers the life of his grandfather, Thomas Schell, who has dealt with sad events of his own. The novel uses the universal theme of dealing with tragedy and grief and relates it to readers. This makes it representative of the unique American experience. The theme is made present in the characters lives and is revealed to the readers in many ways throughout the novel.
It happens when his son tells him that he shouldn’t fight Dixon. Blaming all his personal failures on Rockys “celebrity shadow.” So he tells him that he can’t blame other people for his failures. This made his son walk away and not talk to him. The tone of the speech is frustrating. He shows how the world “it’s a very mean and nasty place” and how his son keeps “looking for something to blame.” In the speech Rocky said many things that show Logos.
More than anything, he cannot escape from his own mind and his obsession with his father: “It doesn't make me feel good when you say that something I do reminds you of Dad” (Foer 26). Despite his gloom, one day, he discovers a key in a vase in his father’s closet, spurring a search around the entire city of New York for answers of his father’s death. While Oskar’s journey seemingly is to find answers about his father, the reality is that Oskar’s real journey is learning more about himself outside of his father’s shadow. Over the course of an eight month journey, he learns to reach out to others, venture beyond his comfort zones, and overwhelmingly, discover that he has a stronger identity than just one of a lost son. His interactions with strangers and his misfortunes along the way alert him to the true nature of his own existence: to become part of a larger, beautiful story and contribute what he can to the
For example, when Rohan asks Solani, “Isn’t there a doctor with your mother?” This shows that Rohan had short thoughts because after this the author mentions “It was such a silly question that as soon it was out, Rohan wished he could take it back.” The author included this detail to show the readers that asking this question has made Rohan feel like a thoughtless person but I think that Rohan asked this question to maybe try to talk to Solani so that they can get closer and help each other next time, too. Moreover, Rohan goes to the squatter camp without knowing the danger which makes the readers look like he is a naive
It worked, Japan surrendered. A big benefit for Truman. Oskar does not mention this second bomb in his school presentation. In the novel, Oskar plays an interview of Tomoyasu. In a testimony, she tells her story of the horrible day and the death of her daughter.
“My wife had died quiet a while ago. After ... that terrible thing had happened.” Rick looked at him. The woman had died? Was she be released from this village too? The Giver and him never talked about death in Elsewhere, because they never had time for that.
In the novel To the End of the Land (2007) by David Grossman, few questions of gender and its relation with peace and war, arise. The protagonist of the book, Ora, is an Israeli Jewish mother that deals with the nightmare of having a child in one of the combat units during the war. The entire book is seen trough Ora's lenses which is able to describe and transmit her despairs and anguish. Ora, that was waiting to undertake a so long-awaited trip to the norther part of the country, trough the dreamy Golan heights and the Sea of Galile (To the end of the land) with her son Ofer, will be left disappointed when her expectations suddenly vanish because of the initiation of a new war. Ofer has been been just released from his three years army service and has been called back as a reservist for another