Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

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My uncle died three years ago. His death was devastating for the entire family, but especially for my aunt. She was has lived with his husband for 33 years and his absence was demolishing for her. The first months, she would not go out of her room and would spend all her afternoons sleeping. However, she had two children to feed and educate and she needed to work hard to give them a life. She started her own business that allowed them to live properly. They struggled in poverty for sometime but they finally made it. However, even though they had a proper life then, my aunt was still destroyed in the inside. She was incredibly depressed; I could still see her dark eye shades under her eyes because she cried every night. It was so hard for me to see her like that. She was still alive but she was letting herself into a death even worst than the physical one; she was dying while she was in life. Finally, two months ago, she died. At the funeral I hugged my cousin and he told me, “My mom died of sadness, but now she is with my dad and she is laughing of joy”. People get in and out of one’s life all the time. People born and people die and each of them leave a trace on one’s heart. However, some traces can be deeper than others and to fill that emptiness is tremendously hard. Death is the most aggressive end that a trace can have and it can be inexplicable. Why did he die? Why now? Even though humanity knows that it is impossible to find a reason for it other than the medical one, it will always look for it. Although the logic understands it, the heart does not want to do it. To fill the space that loved people occupied on one’s heart and life, is impossible. However, if one cannot understand death, one cannot value life. Death is painful but it is extremely necessary to appreciate life. In the novel Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer portrays the
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