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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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BC: A Good Beginning Makes a Good Ending

FC: The Extremely Incredible Life of Oskar Schell.

1: "Anyway, the fascinating thing was that I read in National Geographic that there are more people alive now than have died in all of human history."

2: "A great game that Dad and I would sometimes play on Sundays was Reconnaissance Expedition."

3: "I brought them to Dad, who was marking the New York Times at the kitchen table, marking the mistakes with his red pen."

4: "Dear Stephen Hawking, Can I please be your protégé? Thanks, Oskar Schell"

5: MISSING | Thomas Schell Last Scene: September 11th, 2001 If you have seen him please call (617) 425-0997 | "My mom put up posters of him." "What do you mean?" "He died in September 11th. Thats how he died."

6: "Twelve weekends later was the first performance of Hamlet, although it was actually an abbreviated modern version."

7: Oskar's Inventions

8: Reservoir Of Tears | This invention is important in terms of Oskar's understanding of the world because he thinks that his situation is the worst possible situation and he thinks that collecting everyone elses tars would show him if other people were crying themselves to sleep aswell.

9: “There are more people alive now than have died in all of human history. But the number of dead people is increasing. One day there isn’t going to be any room to burry anyone anymore. So what about skyscrapers for dead people that were built down? They could be underneath the skyscrapers for living people that are built up. You could bury people one hundred floors down. And a whole dead world could be underneath the living one.” | This invention is important in terms of Oskar's understanding of the world because if this invention were true then Oskar would know that his Dad was close to him and living a normal life right below his world.

10: "What about a device that knew everyone you knew? So when an ambulance went down the street, a big sign on the roof could flash DON’T WORRY! DON’T WORRY!" | DON'T WORRY! DON'T WORRY! | This invention is important in terms of Oskar's understanding of the world because he thinks that everyone should know when something bad is happening to someone so that everyone has a chance to say goodbye. No one should be caught off gaurd with something so serious as losing a loved one.

11: Throughout the book "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close", By Jonathan Safran Foer, Oskar Schell is constantly inventing. Oskar invents in order to deal with the loss of his father. Unfortunately, these inventions also prove problematic when it results in Oskar inventing different deaths for his dad. As Oskar says himself "I tried to invent optimistic inventions. But the pessimistic ones were extremely loud". At one point in this book Oskar writes to Stephen Hawking asking "what if I never stop inventing?" Hawking tells Oskar that he wishes he was a poet, and that he wishes he had made things that life depended on. Then he tells Oskar, "Maybe you're not inventing at all". To me this means that Hawkings' is telling Oskar that what he has been doing through the book has been more than just a way to cope with his father's death, but the very stuff that life depends upon.

12: OSKAR SCHELL Jobs: Designer of Jewelry, amateur investigator, amateur detective, working with Stephen Hawking and several other known geniuses in the near future, etc. Description: Extremely curious, never gives up, quite hysterical, has a soft side, outgoing, ect. E-Mail- Oskar_Schell@hotmail.com Home/cell phone- Private Fax Machiene- I don't have one yet. | Business Card

14: day

15: "Flowers look up to the sun: Children look up to their Mothers." - Jamie Bertucci

16: A father is his daughters first love and his sons first hero. | Like Father, Like Son

17: day | happy

19: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond.

20: A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.

21: summer time

22: vacation | FAMILY

23: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." - David Brenner

25: School | back to

26: costume | party | Too cute to spook, but not to sweet to trick or treat

28: Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.


33: An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest.

34: merry | Being together is the best gift of all.

35: 2012

36: let's count down to the | new year

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