Presentation on theme: "Exploring parallels between Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye."— Presentation transcript:
1 Exploring parallels between Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye
2 Oskar SchellHolden Caulfield9 years oldBorn and raised in ManhattanCoping with the loss of his father after the traumatic events of September 11th, 200116 years oldBorn and raised in ManhattanCoping with the loss of his younger brother, Allie, after his death from leukemiaUndertakes a journey through the 5 boroughs of NYC in order to better understand his fatherStruggles to communicate & understand his feelingsLeaves school and travels around NYC in a failed attempt to better understand lifeStruggles to communicate & understand his feelings
3 Each character has possessions that help preserve their sense of self during their journey.
4 Oskar SchellHolden CaulfieldTambourineRed hunting hat
7 Oskar SchellDespite being haunted by the phone, a communication device, Oskar can’t talk about his traumatic experience.
8 He flunked out of school(s). Holden CaulfieldHolden is equally incapable of coping with the death of his younger brother.He broke all the windows in the garage on the night that Allie died (a cry for help, but not a verbal communication of need).He flunked out of school(s).He talks to his little sister and his deadbrother, but is not able to effectivelycommunicate his need.He confesses in the all the wrong people(a prostitute, a flaky date, cab drivers, etc.)
9 The setting (NYC) functions almost like a character in each novel The setting (NYC) functions almost like a character in each novel. Both Oskar and Holden must understand the nature of NYC in order to accept their place in the world.
10 Both novels use unique narrative structure to tell their stories
11 Use of multiple narrators Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseThe Catcher in the RyeStory frameInformal narrationColloquial languageUnreliable narrationUse of multiple narratorsUse of mixed media (pictures)Story frameInformal narrationColloquial languageUnreliable narration