Don T Get Caught: Postmodernism Analysis

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The fictional world is constantly evolving its philosophies relating to the understanding of texts with the new writing style, Postmodernism. Specifically, the works of Postmodernist writers are increasingly subject to interpretation, as there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. However, Postmodernists believe in and promote different interpretations of texts, which in their opinion is the basis for creativity and ultimately the development of innovative ideas in society. One Postmodernist writer, Kurt Dinan chooses to write in a nonlinear, flexible fashion with a component of Mystery, allowing the reader to create different predictions on what will occur throughout the novel Don’t Get Caught. Moreover, the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature because the Mystery genre allows the reader to make predictions based on clues planted by the author. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate to the topic of the novel. Kurt Dinan engages…show more content…
The novel includes characters making risky actions and trying to defy the elite. The Postmodernism movement glorifies the actions that push boundaries and the increasing influence of those not perceived intellectually or socially superior. Furthermore, the Mystery genre requires the reader to infer numerous times throughout the novel. Don’t Get Caught includes leads to various possible identities of the Chaos Club; however, Dinan wisely reveals the Chaos Club identity at the end of the novel. Consequently, Dinan’s novel is an entertaining read for those who enjoy solving puzzles and thinking creatively. Postmodernism will always provide a way for authors to be creative without judgment, while the Mystery genre will always engage the
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