Free Delillo Essays and Papers

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  • Murray Siskind: Wise Man Or Raving Mad?

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    “living icons” at College-on-the-Hill. Physically, he is “a stoop shouldered man with little round glasses and an Amish beard” (DeLillo 10). He’s hairy, but does not have a moustache, only a beard. He dresses almost entirely in corduroy. He likes his men simple and his women complicated. He “is trying to develop a vulnerability that women will find attractive” (DeLillo 21), but so far has only managed to create sneaky and lecherous expression. For him, sex seems very matter-of-fact, like a business

  • The Anxiety Of Death

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    Jack, death is an inevitable horror that becomes more horrible because of its uncertainty, as he asks "Doesn't our knowledge of death make life more precious? What good is a preciousness based on fear and anxiety? It's an anxious quivering thing" (DeLillo 79). Unlike Jack, Heinrich, the fourteen years-old boy, takes of death as it is. He perceives death, from a dispassionate point of view, as an inevitable reality. For him, as Death is the inevitable destiny of life, one's tendency to accept it as

  • It’s not Harvard Material But….

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    his element he is insecure and isn’t sure who he is as a person without his studies. To make himself look more established as a professional he added a false initial in his name to sound legitimate. “I spent a lot of time in my office, hiding.” (DeLillo, 261) This is said when he was surrounded around German speaking people and feels insecure about his intelligence. Even though he is one of the best in his field, once there’s a minor downfall insecurity takes over. You’re not an individual if you

  • A Comparison of Crying of Lot 49 and White Noise

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    A Comparison of Crying of Lot 49 and White Noise Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49 has much in common with Don DeLillo's book White Noise. Both novels uncannily share certain types of characters, parts of plot structure and themes. The similarities of these two works clearly indicates a cultural conception shared by two influential and respected contemporary authors. Character similarities in the two novels are found in both the main characters and in some that are tangential to the plots

  • Analysis Of Rubens Women By Wislawa Szymborska

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    Who decides what a woman should look like? Wislawa Szymborska’s poems “Rubens Women,” “Portrait of a Woman,” and “Over Wine” begin to answer this question. The ideal female body of today’s world is tall and skinny, but not everyone fits that description. Why can’t a woman decide for herself what she should look like? Szymborska was a Polish poet who was one of few females to win a Nobel Prize for her works. She is not known for feminist writing and she does not preach feminism in her works. Many

  • Identity In How To Tell A True War Story By O Brien

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    Identity is all around us. Society associates identity as who someone or something is, but that is not all identity is. Identity concerns both self-personality and social personality. It is best understood as a honest portrayal of ourselves. It is about the individual, society, as well as the relations of us to others. It has been theorized that personality is completely social in someone’s character and does not exist outside of its view in society. Identity is ultimately not a fixed ‘thing’ but

  • Internal and External Violence

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    emotion, though internal violence is closely linked to external violence. They are linked not only because external violence causes internal violence, but also because of the reverse. This is seen in the works of Ellison, Borowski, O’Connor, and DeLillo. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” O’Connor shows the effects of internal violence compared to external violence. On one hand you have the family members that are brought off to be killed. The only thing the author lets the reader know about their

  • Higher Ground: Marxism in DeLillo's White Noise

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    Williams asserts that a Marxist approach to literature introduces a cross-cultural universality, ensuingly adding a timeless value to text by connecting creative and artistic processes with the material products that result. Like Williams, Don DeLillo calls attention to the economic and material relations behind universal abstractions such as aesthetics, love, and death. DeLillo’s White Noise brings modern-day capitalist societies’ incessant lifestyle disparity between active consumerists and

  • The American Dream Essay

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    Since the beginning of our nation, literature has attempted to define “American Dream.” For the Puritans, living the American dream meant building God’s kingdom in this world and practicing their faith without persecution, whereas other settlers sought adventure and financial success. But within the last one hundred years the concept of the American Dream has taken on new meaning as the values and principles of cultures have changed. The modern man has sought security in the unachievable goal. Throughout

  • Gender and Transcendence: Sexing Melville's Whale

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    Gender and Transcendence: Sexing Melville's Whale Mention Moby-Dick to most undergraduates and their response is either a yawn or a groan.Of course, few of them have actually read the novel; rather, their trepidation is usually based on hearing over and over again that it's a Great Book.If it's been a Great Book for over 150 years, they ask, what could it possibly teach us now, on the brink of the 21st Century? Such thinking seems to have created a rather large hole in what most undergraduates