• 9/11,  Don DeLillo,  Speaking of Terror Part 3,  Terror

    Speaking of Terror – Part III

    If language is given to refer to what is real, to what reality do we refer? Let us consider an idea put forward by American, Don DeLillo, in his novel, Falling Man. He provides multiple perspectives on 9/11, all of which attempt to make sense of the event. They ask: what kind of reality is it into which 9/11 is a part? Listen to DeLillo‚Äôs imaginary conversation between two of the terrorists who flew the planes into the towers. Amir speaks to Hammad: The end of our life is predetermined. We are carried toward that day from the moment we are born. There is no sacred law against what we…