Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Chapter 12 Summary and Analysis: My Feelings

Jonathan Safran Foer

Chapter 12 Summary and Analysis: My Feelings

Chapter 12 gives readers a glimpse into Thomas's mother's experience on September 11. She watched the news while knitting Oskar a scarf. As tragedy struck, a reporter was interviewing someone about what seemed to be a missing person's case. The reporter stopped mid-interview and listened to the voice in her earpiece. The voice informed her that something had happened in New York and quickly viewers were shown an image of the World Trace Center on fire. Oskar's grandmother is flooded with seemingly disconnected memories of her youth and her husband.

Oskar's mother calls her, and the two women begin to worry that neither of them has heard from Thomas. Although he did not work in the World...

(The entire section is 615 words.)