White Noise” by De Lillon Analysis.
the changing face of the family in “Stone Soup” (64-71). How is family portrayed in White Noise, and how does this show the concept of family changing and/or remaining the same in modern society? How does the changing family play a role in DeLillo’s larger message about how our society has changed, particularly with respect to increasingly complex technology, industrial systems, and economic factors, and the impact of ubiquitous information, media, and consumerism? Has the authority structure of the family changed, with children who are so worldly and knowledgeable? What is the status of “knowledge” in the family where everyone throws out random rumors they have heard (81)? Does the onslaught of information and the level of complexity end up “infantilizing” adults, in that we become used to being passive and lose our ability to make sense of the seeming chaos, and rely instead on the opinions of dubious “experts”? How do family members of different ages respond to the advanced information society, which is our own? At least half of your essay should provide detailed analysis, including quotations and evidence, from White Noise.
•Limit the scope of you paper. You need to make sure you have a thesis statement, which is a central argument in your introductory paragraph which you support throughout the essay, and which you revisit in your conclusion.
•Close analysis of specific passages from texts, quotes from White Noise, observations, personal experience, etc. are important. Use MLA format for documenting sources. Include a Works Cited page at the end of your essay, including the essay you analyze and any other sources you make use of (sources not required).