"White Noise" Analytical Essay by Research Group

"White Noise"
An examination of the way that Don DeLillo's novel "White Noise" portrays the typical American family.
# 27658 | 1,050 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 15, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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A book review which explains how the Gladney family, in Don DeLillo's novel "White Noise" is an extreme portrayal of the "typical American family." It discusses how DeLillo's portrait takes typical features of the American family - such as their lack of communication and their obsession with materialism - and then, through hyperbole and irony, distorts them to sometimes barely recognizable extremes.

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"The bewildered and lost American family the author depicts is a part of a bewildered society which has lost its way. It is a family lost in a world of confusion and "white noise," and, especially, in the material things of modern consumerism. God and all spiritual hope have disappeared for all intents and purposes, replaced by a faith in the products of the consumerist culture."

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