"Little Expressionless Animals" Book Review by Margaret

"Little Expressionless Animals"
An analysis of the use of language in expressing themes in "Little Expressionless Animals" by David Foster Wallace.
# 91401 | 991 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | PH
Published on Dec 28, 2006 in Film (Television) , English (Analysis) , Literature (General)

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This paper analyzes how David Foster Wallace uses language in the short story "Little Expressionless Animals". This paper also analyzes the themes that are presented in the short story and discusses the author's approach to these themes. The paper story focuses on the television show "Jeopardy".

From the Paper:

"There is a fine line between images and reality; a thin line between your television set and the actual couch you are sitting on. Yet there are times where lines are crossed, boundaries are ignored. Such is the message that David Foster Wallace is trying to get through, in his short story, "Little Expressionless Animals"."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boswell, Marshall. Understanding David Foster Wallace. Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, (c)2003.
  • Campora, Matthew Steven. The Concept of Irony: With Continual Reference to David Foster Wallace. Sta. Lucia, Queensland: , 2006.
  • Wallace, David Foster. "Little Expressionless Animals". Innovations: An Anthology of Modern & Contemporary Fiction. Ed. Robert L. McLaughlin. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1998, 157-197.
  • "2.2 Little Expressionless Animals: As Image Fiction". The Vortex Aktuele Texte. 19 February 2002. 05 December 2006 <http://home.foni.net/~vhummel/Image-Fiction/chapter_2.2.html>

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