Plot Diagram for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?I was wondering if people could post about the plot diagram. I don't know if this is the right area to ask a question but I really need to know...

Plot Diagram for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?

I was wondering if people could post about the plot diagram. I don't know if this is the right area to ask a question but I really need to know what some rising action, I really need to know the climax, and then some falling action. Please help asap, all answers will be apprecieted!

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lmetcalf eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The novel's inciting actions is finding the mysterious key and deciding to search for the lock in goes with. That becomes the driving force of the rest of the plot. It is through this that Oskar meets all of the interesting people named Black, learns more about his grandmother and the man who turns out to be his grandfather. The scene of digging up the coffin is climatic, but is it also the resolution of his feelings towards his father and the grandfather's feelings for the son he never knew but wrote all those letter to. The resolution is the solving of the mystery of the key and revealing all he knows about what happened on the morning of 9/11.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Basically, the beginning where the characters are introduced and the main problem of his father dying on 9/11 is the exposition. The game and things he learns about his father, and himself, are the rising action. I'd say the climax is digging up the coffin. The resolution is Oskar telling his grandfather about the messages.
cgratz9 | Student

Thank you, thank you! So, for the climax would you say digging up the coffin? Or I was maybe thinking like when Mr. A.R Black starts going with Oskar? This is due tomorrow, so anything appreciated ASAP would be great.

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