In Don DeLillo’s novel, Falling Man, he deals with the theme of terrorism in a special way in that he views the events of September 11th from the terrorist’s perspective as well. The three chapters, “On Marienstrasse”, “In Nokomis” and “In the Hudson Corridor”, give an insight into the thoughts of one of the terrorists behind the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Furthermore, the character Martin Ridnour has been involved in German terrorism and shows a rare understanding for the terrorists’ revolt against Western dominance
Becoming a terrorist
The young man Hammad develops from a not very religious and quite well integrated German Muslim into a radical terrorist capable of killing thousands of people. His perspective adds an interesting aspect to the novel because it enables the reader to understand how someone might let himself be persuaded into becoming a terrorist. The bro...