Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Analysis

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Creating Strength in time of Despair In some instances terrorist attacks can be prevented, but we can not be certain we can avoid them completely. When these attacks happen there are likely to be fatalities and injuries. This affects anyone directly involved, their families, and the whole country. Mourning these deaths and recovering from the destruction caused can be difficult for the families that have lost someone or directly impacted by the attack. Gaining strength from friends and family is an important way to avoid depression and stay positive. In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, Oskar has lost his father in the 9/11 attacks and has trouble staying optimistic. He also suffers from depression as he misses …show more content…

People were running everywhere and over two hundred people were injured. Later this was found to be a purposeful bombing by two brothers who were unhappy with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sydney Corcoran, 17, was waiting by the finish line for her aunt, awaiting to congratulate on her finish. She never found her aunt though, because Sydney was deathly close to the bombs. The bombs knocked her unconscious and when she woke up she was surrounded by strangers. They were all trying to help Sydney as her leg was pierced with metal and her foot had a large hole in it. “ ‘You're going to be OK. Just look at me--squeeze my hand so I know you're OK,’ Sydney remembers a man telling her. ‘My whole body was going numb and tingly … I knew I was dying’” (“I Survived the Boston Marathon Bombing” par. 13). Sydney was bleeding from a major artery in her body and was fighting for her life. When she later awoke in the hospital, her father was next to her, but her mother was not. Sydney soon learned her mother had lost both of her legs in the bombing. As everyone in the country was deep in the drama of the bombings, Sydney and her mom were focused on healing physically, and mentally. They had hours of physical therapy every day, motivating each other to gain their walking ability back. Their mother daughter

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