Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Zero Draft

The pattern in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer, that I  choose to write about is repetition of thought. When the narrator learns of something, or thinks of something, it does not merely cross his mind. It bounces around within his brain, causing such a cacophony that an outsider is bombarded with this one thought this one idea until another clamours its way in, but only until the original returns.This can be seen with the game that is played. When the game begins, it is all that exists in the world, and until something takes a priority that is what reality consists of. The narrator talks to everyone he can, set on this idea. And, when later he decides that metal is a clue, he gets a metal detector and systematically searches everywhere. This could be included for two reasons: One, it is the authors way of imitating the thought process of a small child, and if that is the goal than it certainly does its job.Child are typically seen as having very little focus, but completely intent on the job at hand. It may also be an example of the OCD of the narrator, or possibly the brilliance of him to hold one thing in his mind until all possibilities of thought are totally exhausted.





5 thoughts on “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Zero Draft

  1. Maybe explain the game more in context of the Story? I know that can make it feel like you’re sumarizing but when i got to that part I was somewhat lost as to what you were talking about. The language and vocabulary you’re using is very good! I hink your thesis is also strong, and you can take it a lot of places with all three of the narators


  2. I like the points you made they just need to be better clarified because often times I found myself getting lost in the reading. Make sure you add a sufficient amount of quotes from the text in your work that supplement your points. In additon, just try to clarify everything and you’ll do well!


  3. I think that your angle on this paper is very good, and your thesis is strong. I found some of the sections of this draft to be more of a summary, however. I would suggest avoiding words like “possibly” too. Since you’re making a claim and trying to prove something, you should not leave room for doubt. Overall, I think that textual evidence and concise sentences will lead you to success!


  4. Cacophony… great word choice.

    I just had to throw that out there.

    But, in all seriousness, I think you’ve chosen a good pattern to investigate. If I were you, I’d constantly refer back to the original tragedy. That’s what inspired the novel and all of Oskar’s crazy, repeated thoughts.


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