Extremely Loud Incredibly Close

Topics: World Trade Center, Jonathan Safran Foer, September 11 attacks Pages: 5 (1275 words) Published: June 4, 2015
Journal 1
Ashlyn MacDonald
April 28th, 2015
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In the novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer, Oskar is trying to find out which lock fits the key that he found in his father’s closet. Something similar happens in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time” by Mark Haddon. The main character in the curious incident was trying to find out who killed the neighbors dog. These two stories are similar because both main characters in the books are both searching for one thing, an answer. The main character in the curious incident found out the evidence he was searching for and the answer he wanted as well. Since ive only started the book I have no idea if Oskar finds the answer he is looking for.

Journal 2
Ashlyn MacDonald
April 28th, 2015
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In the novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer, the main character, Oskar, found a key and is going around New York to figure out what is belongs to. When I was younger, my brother I found a spare key to a car one day and told me about it. We went outside that night and tested the key on every Ford vehicle because the key was for a Ford. We never found out which vehicle the key belonged to. The two are similar in the way that each of us went around searching for the lock the key we found belonged to. Ours failed miserable but it’s too early to tell if Oskar will fail or succeed.

Journal 3
Ashlyn MacDonald
April 29th, 2015
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“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is a novel, by Jonathan Safran Foer. The novel is about the attack on the Twin Towers back in September, 2001. In the novel, Oskar’s dad passed away during the attack and a year later Oskar found clues to figure out what he didn’t tell him. The two share the same event, the 9/11 attack. Although the novel is fictional, the 9/11 attack did occur and there were families that lost a loved one or a few loved ones that day. The novel takes place in New York, where the event had happened a year before. The key Oskar found does not relate to the actual 9/11 attack but plays an important part in the novel. Overall, 9/11 is a huge contender in the city of New York and in the novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”.

Journal 4
Ashlyn MacDonald
April 29th, 2015
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The novel written by Eric Walters “We All Fall Down” and the novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer are similar in the sense that both son and father are impacted by 9/11. The difference between the two is the boy and his father in “We All Fall Down” were in the building together and Oskar and his father were in separate places. In “We All Fall Down” the father and son go to the fathers work together and in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, the son (Oskar) got a phone call from his dad and does not completely know what happened. These two stories both related to the 9/11 attack. They also both take place in New York as well. Obviously the books aren’t extremely closely related but the both share some similarities.

Journal 5
Ashlyn MacDonald
May 5th, 2015
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Jonathan Safran Foer wrote a novel about the 9/11 attack and a boy who is trying to piece together everything about his father called “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. The 9/11 happened in the city of New York on September 11th in 2001. After the attack they made a memorial site where the two buildings once stood. On my first trip to New York we went to the memorial site. I never saw what the buildings looked like in person when they stood so trying to picture two extremely tall buildings that once stood where I stood was difficult. Still, it was nice to see the site and the one tree that survived everything that occurred that day. The memorial site of the two buildings and the novel share the 9/11 attack affects and how people can cope and attempt to move on from it afterwards.

Journal 6
Ashlyn MacDonald
May...
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