"White Noise" Analytical Essay by umberto

"White Noise"
Analyzes a short part of this novel by Don Delillo, in which the characters visit 'The Most Photographed Barn in the World'.
# 58050 | 800 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Apr 22, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper presents a short, but intensive analysis of a section of Don DeLillo's classic novel, "White Noise". The paper focuses on the motif of simulation overtaking reality as reflected by Murray and Jack's visit to the barn.

From the Paper:

"This idea can be seen throughout the novel. Jack feels that he does not project an important enough image, so he encases himself in academic robes, thick glasses, and makes up another initial for his name. His actual knowledge and abilities are secondary to others perception of his qualifications. When he picks up his daughter Bee at the airport, she says it is a shame that a group of people had a near-death experience "for nothing", since Iron City has no media. The impact the experience might have on those people is unimportant compared to the effect it would have on the people who heard about it on TV."

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