Reading guide for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerAlso consider these LitLovers talking points to help get a discussion started for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close :. Talk about Oskar—an unusually precious child. Do you find him sympathetic or annoying? Or both? For Shakespeare buffs: Oskar "plays Yorick" the long dead jester whose skull Hamlet holds in his hand! What is the significance of that role? Jonathan Safran Foer has said that he writes about characters and their miscommunications: some characters think they're saying a lot but say nothing; others say nothing but end up saying a lot.
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Rate this book. Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of Mariner Books. Any page references refer to a USA edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions. It's also compulsively readable. A heartwarming memoir of motherhood and adoption told through an African American lens. Reader Reviews.
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All rights reserved. Why does Oskar write in a more "traditional" style, while his Grandparents write letters? How do the different styles come together to tell a complete story? How do the different characters in the novel cope with the loss of Thomas, Oskar's dad? What did you expect Oskar to find in the end? How did Oskar feel about this somewhat disappointing conclusion to a months-long search? Each narrator has survived, in some way or another, a terrorist attack.
The worlds also help to understand the way that the world is so threatening to him. Even without his father's death to exacerbate it, Oskar's condition which some critics believe is a form of autism involves a hyperawareness that leads to social inadequacy.
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