Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Jonathan Safran Foer

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Dr. Fein Character Analysis

Dr. Fein is Oskar’s therapist. Dr. Fein tries to play some mind games with Oskar to draw forth his subconscious, but Oskar in turn tries to out-clever Dr. Fein, which creates a sort of spy-versus-spy atmosphere. Dr. Fein thinks that Oskar should be hospitalized, probably because he is inflicting bruises on himself, but Mom—who has arranged for this therapy in the first place––convinces Dr. Fein to trust Oskar.
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Dr. Fein Character Timeline in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Fein appears in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9, “Happiness, Happiness”
Mortality and the Purpose of Life Theme Icon
Trauma and Guilt Theme Icon
Superstition and Ritual Theme Icon
Love and Family Theme Icon
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On Tuesday, Oskar has an appointment with his therapist, Dr. Fein . Dr. Fein asks Oskar about Oskar’s emotions, and Oskar describes emotions in detail, telling... (full context)