Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Motifs ("heavy boots"…
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
interested in almost everything
writing letters to famous people
The book is about the journey to find out what the purpose of a key he finds in his father's closet.
He never explicitly atriculates where he is looking for
wants to fill the role as a dad in Oskar's life
"If I could have chosen, I would have chosen you!"
meaning: Oskar would have chosen his mother to die and not his dad
very busy as a mom and at work
Oskar meets him while searching for the lock
every day since his wife died he pounded a nail into bed
Abby and William Black
Abby is the second Black Oskar met
Oskar finds Abby "beautiful"
they talk about elephants
Oskar felt "incredibly close" to her
her husband and she are divorcing
She misses her son terribly and knows the depth of Oskar's pain.
Oskar's grandmother is nurturing and devoted to Oskar.
she and Oskar communicate by two-way radio and notes on the window.
she is another narrator of the book.
first his wife is Anna and when she dies he slightly loses his voice.
Beginning with the word Anna and then words that look similiar to Anna. At the end he can only answer questions with Yes or No on his hands tatooed
He is another narrator
He always encourage his son to discover more of the world
He is dead before the novel begins.
he died at 9/11
In the flashbacks of Oskar his dad looks like an open-minded, fun, devoted and affectionate father.
Grandma tries to live and grandpa doesn't know how to live Wich path is Oskar going to take?
Raisons d'être Oskar says this a lot and he means with this, his reasons to live. examples: the lock, inventions and his mom
-"I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live"(grandma)
"heavy boots" Oskar talks a lot about that and about "his boots become lighter". Oskar has "heavy boots"because of his father's death.
the key gave him lighter boots. because he felt more connected to his dad and this made him feel a little better.
Googol(10^100)=the number of locks that possibly match the key.
words he uses a lot: extremely and incredibly
Oskar always uses I'm okay if his grandma asks how he is doing.