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  • Theme of Death in White Noise

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    character most responsive to death is Jack Gladney. In fact, he is so consumed by his fear of death that his ordinary thought processes are often interrupted by the question: “Who will die first” (DeLillo 15)? In Jack’s mind: “This question comes up from time to time, like where are the car keys” (DeLillo 15). Jack finds the aura of death to be very noticeable and real, and he relies on his consumer lifestyle as an escape from his fear of death. Jack uses the supermarket as his base for his consumer

  • Videotape: Don DeLillo’s Illustration of Postmodernism

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    original story with responses that are generally negative and cynical. This is called anti-story (Denning). Last but not least, this passage clearly exemplifies all of the major characteristics of postmodernism, which is the type of literature DeLillo had chosen to illustrate. Works Cited Dennings, Stephen. The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations. Boston, London, Butterworth Heinemann, October 2000. Postmodernism. Web. 19 Nov 2013. . Keep, C., T. McLauglin

  • Routines Are Traps

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    Routines are Traps White Noise by Don DeLillo follows the Gladneys through the transition from their ordinary lives before the “Airborne Toxic Event”, a cloud of chemicals, to their forced evacuation and complete disruption of normalcy afterwards. Throughout Part I, each family member tries to disrupt his or her monotonous routines; in Part III, each believes he or she has succeeded in this endeavor. Although the family members try to change their ways of life after the chemical spill, they unconsciously

  • Features of Metafiction and Well Known Writers of the Genre

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    The reader of a metafiction raises the question-which is the real world? The ontology of “any fiction is justified/validated/vindicated in the context of various theories of representation in the field of literary art and practice. Among these theories the seminal and the most influential is the mimetic theory. The theory of mimesis (imitation) posits that there is a world out there, a world in which we all live and act, which we call “the real world”. What fiction does (for that matter any art)

  • Fear Of Death In Don Delillio's White Noise

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    mysterious matter, in Don Delillo's White Noise, he agrees that at one point in life everyone fears death and this powerful fear can easily influence a person's behavior and actions. Well like in real life the post modern novel “white noise” by Don Delillo tells a story concerning the huge impact... ... middle of paper ... ... important as family. In the novel of White Noise, the author shows through his narration the social phenomena of the parallel between identity and death. By expressing these

  • Narrative Technique in DeLillo’s White Noise

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    troublesome question of the self, its boundaries, its supremacy, and its very existence. Through his innovative use of his protagonist Jack Gladney as the novel’s narrator, DeLillo creates a fictional system which threatens to dissolve at every turn of the page. In offering a view of contemporary culture through the eyes of Jack Gladney, DeLillo creates a metafictional document that shifts the focus of the reader’s attention from mass culture to a single individual’s experience of that culture. Thus, the question

  • Societies Sick Entertainment Don Delillo

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    No one wants to die, but they find entertainment in other people’s deaths. Don Delillo’s Videotape reveals how humans have a tendency to watch terror and death due to a desire to numb one’s own fear of death and for personal entertainment. Don Delillo has a specific message in his story about a young girl witnessing a murder through a camera and a man watching over and over as a form of entertainment. Don Delillo’s story Videotape begins with a young girl in a car on the high way, on what seems

  • Primal Scenes in Americana and White Noise

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    novel, DeLillo describes the invention of America as the invention of the television (Osteen 413). One of his characters even describes it as having "came over on the Mayflower," which Letricchia interprets as meaning not television itself came over, but the desire for a "universal third-person" (Osteen 414). Letricchia argues that television offers to modern Americans today what the Pilgrims' ships offered to immigrants on the old days: something to dream about (Osteen 414). Even DeLillo writes

  • American Values

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    “Shopping” by Don DeLillo, examine various things that Americans value as a society. It may seem at first that articles are quite different, given the content variations, however, there is a similarity in purpose that authors are trying to achieve and the audience that they target. Clearly, both authors take a look at what is available to people in the US in terms of fun and entertainment, trying to address a younger portion of middle class Americans. In their own ways, Addler and DeLillo show various

  • Zombie Consumerism in "White Noise"

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    effectively operates as an “empty signifier,” in “whatever” fashion—and those who do not”(p.126). Boluk, Stephanie (Ed.) Lenz, Wylie (Ed.) (2011) Generation Zombie: Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture. McFarland & Co Inc.; New York; English DeLillo, Don. White Noise (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Accessed on March 29, 2014