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Mother

Of all the characters to which any real attention seems to have been paid by Jonathan Safran Foer in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, it seems that Oskar’s mother is the least accessible. This might seem to be a pointless or obvious observation; she is featured quite sparsely in the novel.  And her seeming not […]

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The other day, we spoke about the fairy tale aspect Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It is trying to inject some kind of moving beauty into a tragic event such as 9/11. In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer uses the pattern of the quest, which is an adventurous journey undergone by the […]

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While it seems that Jonathan Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is pushing the traditional boundaries for what a book contains, books have been changing for the last 600 years. The invention of the printing press marks the beginning of innovation within books, since it allowed authors to duplicate and publish their ideas over and over […]

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As discussed in class last week, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer  is a very fun light read about September 11th compared to other books on the topic. The main character, Oskar Schell, is certainly very entertaining for his age. However, I think that entertainment is also very sickening in a way. […]

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Aaron and Ahmed was the first comic book, or graphic novel, that I had ever read. Needless to say, I was completely distracted by the pictures, and I missed a very important detail the first time I read it. The main character’s last name is Goodman, which then caused me to think about whether or […]

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