Unformatted text preview: Grandfather to justify his actions. When we first hear that he committed suicide, we are shocked and confused. In the letter though, he says he did it because he had reached a state of complete happiness. Now that he knew his grandchildren are alright and would be alright, I guess he believed it was OK for him to die. I think that that is the reason Foer includes this voice as well. I think it's the perfect ending to the novel – getting to hear a perspective that we've never heard. Grandfather is the most complex character in the novel, and we never fully understand his history or what he is thinking, so getting to hear from his perspective finally is a great way to end the book....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course ENGL 1102M taught by Professor Wegener during the Fall '08 term at UGA.
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