Chapter 15 Summary and Analysis: A Simple Solution to an Impossible Problem
After Oskar and his grandfather (who he does not know is his grandfather) dig up his father's grave, he wants to tell Mr. Black about the experience. However, when Oskar goes upstairs to see Mr. Black, he finds a Realtor instead. He learns that all of Mr. Black's possessions are about to be given away or sold. Immediately, Oskar realizes that he must save some, if not all, of the biographical index. He is surprised to find himself listed as "Oskar Schell: Son." Oskar laments the fact that he did not know that the last time he saw Mr. Black would be their final meeting.
Although Oskar continues his search of New York's Blacks for a connection to the key, he admits that "I no longer felt...
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