In Falling Man, what is the meaning of the title?

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The title of Falling Man works on several levels. It refers to the main character, Keith, who survives the terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center but feels disconnected from the world. Even though he reconciles with his wife and had an intimate connection with another survivor, he feels out of touch with the world, as if he was meant to die but thwarted fate by accident. In this sense, although he was one of the "lucky ones," Keith is still "falling" from his ordeal.

It also refers to the famous photograph of The Falling Man taken...

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