Primary source analysis by Charalambos Poulikidis
Main topis is “9/11”
Primary Source Analysis of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer The book “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” was writer by Jonathan Safran Foer. He is a young author, born in 1977, Washington, D.C. Foer graduated from Princeton in 1999 with a degree in Philosophy and he is best known for his two novels, the “Everything Is Illuminated”, which took National Jewish Book and Guardian First Book Award, and the “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. Now he lives in Brooklyn of New York in United States of America. The second known novel (Extremely loud And Incredibly Close), was written on 2005. The book speaks about a nine year old child, Oscar Schell, whose father died on 9/11, in the World Trade Center catastrophe. Two years after that, Oscar discovered a key in a vase, which belongs to his dad, and inspired him to search Manhattan about information for the key. Foer wrote that book to implicate the political element in the narration. Although he analyzes the personal drama of the victim and the impact of the event to the families who left behind. With an elaborately way takes this event as an example, detecting the extreme consequences of each violent death, but specifically all the death occurs under very extreme conditions. And because of the extreme rise and extreme emotions, he puts as a protagonist a highly sensitive nine-year old child, Oskar Schell, who lost his father at this event. The author of this book is trying to make us understand that the life continues after an experience or a tragedy that ends on a trauma, that when someone is on a bad situation, not to give up and try to forget it or leave with it, but have the idea that life continues.
Primary Source Analysis of “Betty Ong Phone Call”
A part from the conversation. (Full conversation and more information can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Ong ) Betty Ong: "Um, we're...
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