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Backwards

At the end of the book, Oskar describes everything backwards. He starts thinking his father was the man who fell from the building. Then, Oskar imagines his father actually flying up from the ground. After that is a series of … Continue reading

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: Oskar and his mom

In the Schell family, I feel that both Oskar and his dad have “abnormal” personality, and his mom is the only character that is “close to real life” and “realistic”. After his dad dies, Oskar’s mom tries her best to … Continue reading

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: Oskar’s personality

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close tells a story about a nine-year-old kid named Oskar looking for a lock that fits a key inside his dad’s envelope. Although he is very young, his ability to think and to draw conclusions is … Continue reading

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True War Story

When I was little, my teacher usually told us a story about a hero during the Vietnam war against France. The story goes like this: “There was a kid name Le Van Tam. He joined the Viet army when he … Continue reading

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Critical Analysis

Critical analysis is a way for the writer to express her or his opinion or interpretation about a text. Critical analysis requires critical thinking, which is essentially the process by which we make sense of all the information around us. … Continue reading

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Persepolis’ pictorial effect

A comic book? In a college English class? It might sound like a joke at first, but I had no idea how much one could learn from reading a comic book, aka. a graphic novel. In fact, I believe that … Continue reading

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Hitler – a kind old man or a ruthless tyrant?

Hitler has been known as a heartless dictator. In fact, when I typed “tyrant” into thesaurus.com, the first answer I got was “Hitler.” It is the proof that whenever someone hears the name “Hitler”, they think of cruelty, blood… So I was … Continue reading

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