The Fragility Of Existence In White Noise

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Anatomy and Constructed Purpose: The Fragility of Modern Life and How People Disregard the Natural Progressions of Existence in White Noise
Works considered satire are categorized in such a manner because of their use of irony and exaggeration in conveying messages that are critical of certain aspects of life or society as a whole. It can be difficult to distinguish between conventional and satirical novels if the absurdities the author intends to critique are presented in a subtle tone. An example of a novel that is subjectively a mockery of contemporary American life is Don Delillo’s White Noise. While the main characters of the book made be interpreted as arrogant and unintelligent by some readers, a non-literal look at the work can bring
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In Chapter 39 of White Noise, Jack’s actions take a deviant twist. He decides to confront the man Babette had an affair with in order to obtain Dylar, only known previously as Mr. Gray. Before he arrives in Germantown in his neighbor’s car, it is not stated what Jack will do to this man whose real name is Willie Mink. The revelation that Mr. Gladney wants to shoot and kill Mr. Mink is violent and slightly out of character, but understandable. Jack’s actions are the result of the natural instinct to protect and defend those close to one. His gruesome murder plot is a taboo according to societal constructs, but not to the same degree as those of psychotic serial killers. Ideas of death shrouds the entire novel, yet the end of a life has not been witnesses by any of the characters in its frame of narration. It is actually brave for Jack to go through with the shooting. Although it is done in a controversial manner, he is facing his fear of death by enacting it on to somebody else. The shooting is additionally a demonstration of both the fragility and the artificiality of modern life. A gun can end a life swiftly and easily. Delillo perhaps chose it as Jack’s weapon when crafting White Noise as compared to a knife or poison because of its power to destroy an entire planned existence. A gun is also a complex piece of machinery, and incomparable to anything that would be used in nature. Delillo uses Chapter 39 to showcase that both the fear of death and the way many people die is

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