For Tuesday (12/13)

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For our last meeting together, I’m going to ask you to write in-class for about a half-hour on Don DeLillo’s novel, White Noise.  Here’s the quote  – – from an academic article – – that I’m going to ask you to write about: “Siskind is the true villain of White Noise. Seductive and smart, he nevertheless encourages and fosters the worst in Jack. Murray is the man who would be Jack. Murray’s very openness about his goals makes it hard to see the antagonistic role he occupies . . . .”

Remember, the purpose of the prompt is to argue for or against this interpretation using evidence from the novel.  The ultimate goal, of course, is for you to demonstrate your understanding of White Noise.

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