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[NOTES] ENGA11 - White NoiseSettings-Town of Blacksmith - full of obese adults/childrenThemes-Real (authentic) vs representation (replica)-Ex the most photographed barn in America-Jack’s image with Hitler studies (glasses, robe) and without (less intimidating,“not much of a threat”)-Bebettes appearance on TV-The substance burning in the air is not Nyodene but a derivation of Nyodene, areplica of an original substance-The SIMUVAC technicians ( reality becomes made to prepare for artificial - theevent is going to be used to plan and prepare for disaster simulations-Reality might not be so distant from the virtual (ex. Both Denise and Steffie sufferfrom the symptoms but it's unclear whether they heard it from the radio or theyare actually experiencing it )-Memory - a kind of replicating force that copies the true reality and pastes areplica of them in our minds-deja vu creates false replicas that have no origin, mistakes illusions for reality-Teleological -> Scientific -> Economic (modern) discourse-Jack predicts that this has all happened before throughout time and history -Mass evacuations, pandemonium, the fear of dying, and the specter of deathwere as much a part of the ancient world as they are of the modern world-All modern elements have a primal, ancient origin (copies of copies that arebeing reshaped throughout history)-The outward appearance of death changes, but its substance stays the same-Technology as dehumanizing - isolates the individual, but it also prolongs life-Human being are no more than the sum total of their data-Death and plots-The plot begins after Jack starts to keep secrets from his wife, where before hewas totally honest and open with her-“All plots lead towards death”Characters-Babetta-Teaches a course in an adult education program, reads to blind people-Children: Wilder (youngest), Denise (protests against her mother's habits),-Does not like the way she looks even though -- “protects” her from it-Tall and girthy, ample women-Takes care of the children-Jack Gladney (J. A. K. Gladney)-Professor at College-on-the-hill-Children from previous marriages :Steffie (full sisters with Mary Alice (19)),Heinrich (14), Bee (12)-Chairman of Hitler studies (invented by himself in 1968) located in Centenary Hall
[NOTES] ENGA11 - White Noise-Was told to grow into “Hitler” image-Thinks about death alot-Lives at Fourth and Elm street-Can’t speak German. To prepare for a Hitler conference to starts taking Germanlessons-He is continually aware of the fact that his aura and persona were deliberatelycrafted, and he worries about being exposed as a fraud--Alfonse (Fast Food) Stompanato-Department head of American Environments, shares their building with Hitlerstudies-Murray Jay Siskind-Ex-sportswriter, a teacher in American Environments (pop culture studies)-Want to get away from the cities, the heat and sexual atmosphere?

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