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    Infinite Jest

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    Infinite Jest Introduction Wallace's fictional narrative Infinite Jest is an epic approach to the solicitous and addictive nature of humanity. The novel's diverse characters demonstrate both individually and collectively the fixations and obsessions that bind humanity to the pitfalls of reality and provide a fertile groundwork for the semiotic explanation of addictive behavior. Although Wallace may have actualized the concept of the "addicted gaze" to the literal or physical response to the viewing

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    In this section, I explore the inverse side of the novel’s function with an emphasis on the film and the disjunctive effects of reading the novel. This, I argue, constitutes the trajectory of escape in Infinite Jest—the irresolutions, inaccessibilities, and impossibilities form a surplus which leads the reader to both co-produce the text and confront the functionality of thought. With regards to the Entertainment, the reader confronts an impossibility of producing a sufficient image of the film as

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    How do we get educated? To most, education is an arduous slog through school; starting with simple stories about naughty rabbits swapping bologna sandwiches. As we grow, we move on to more and more intellectual pursuits- onward to ancient kings being depressed. By the time we graduate we are ready for a life as a ‘productive member of society’. One may find themselves wondering where that shift is from ignorant to educated. Most people will tell you it comes when you graduate high school, some will

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    Lifelong Learner

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    naptime, I quickly ensured that every child and teacher in my pre-school class was well-informed about this reproductive quirk unique to the seahorse. The website of a famous liberal-arts college cites a quote from alumnus David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest: “’’ I read,’ I say, ‘I study and read. I bet I’ve read everything you’ve read. Don’t think I haven’t. I consume libraries. I wear out spines and ROM-drives. I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.”’” I wish I could

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    oscillate, then we ought to investigate desire in terms of this transposition more thoroughly. 2. Function of the Mother The role of the mother is central to the motivations of various characters and, as I will suggest, to the flow of both texts. In Infinite Jest, Avril Incandenza is the day to day manager of The Enfield Academy and has a fallacious relationship with her children; the question of the contents of 'The Entertainment' is tied together with the question of the function of the mother and the

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    Shakespeare

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    was Discipled of the bravest: he lasted long; But on us both did haggish age steal on And wore us out of act. It much repairs me To talk of your good father. In his youth He had the wit which I can well observe To-day in our young lords; but they may jest Till their own scorn return to them unnoted Ere they can hide their levity in honour; So like a courtier, contempt nor bitterness Were in his pride or sharpness; if they were, His equal had awaked them, and his honour, Clock to itself, knew the true

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    The character of this poem, right from the beginning feels a sadness that comes from the inner struggle between what society depicts as "should" and what a person really feels, "I feel a nameless sadness o'er me roll,/ yes, yes, we know that we can jest,/ we know we, we know that we can smile!/ But there's a something in this breast/ to which thy light words bring no rest." (3-7) There is the beginning sense here that he is starting to see conflict within himself, first characterized by his emotions

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    Fantasy Story

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    silver cat said, "Jest. Follow me." They walked and turned corners for about 15 minutes. Bliss had always thought she knew the part of Chic that she lived in really well. They were only walking for a little bit. How did we get to a place I don’t recognize at all, she thought. She was following Jest into a light pink building. They went up two flights of red stairs, and down a hall. The floors, walls, and ceiling of the hall were royal blue. They came to an emerald door. Jest told Bliss to

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    for the good of the group and never runs off during a job to go have fun. Simon sincerely cares about the other boys. He often helps the "littluns" retrieve the quality fruit from high in the trees, yet "Simon turned away from them and went where the jest perceptible path led him."(61) Simon loves his solitude, he often wonders off into the jungle to be alone. "The assembly grinned at the thought of going out into the darkness. Then Simon stood up and Ralph looked at him in astonishment."(93) Sim..

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    Well, what would happen if one day pigs did fly? Would the promise be honored? Would it even have been considered a promise? The Franklin effectively illustrates the danger of making such statements in a tale about a man who takes a comment, made in jest, literally. In order to understand the tale, it is necessary to grasp the nature of the Franklin. The Franklin, as described in the Prologue, is “white as a daisy-petal his beard./ A sanguine man, high-coloured and benign.'; (p. 12). Before the

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