Pranks In The Chaos Club

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The future is full of chaos, as people prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; furthermore, the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Accordingly, different predictions on what will occur throughout the novel are the ideals of postmodernist literature. Moreover, one way an author can write in a nonlinear, flexible fashion is to write with a component of mystery. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a creative style…show more content…
Foreshadowing allows the reader to expect actions in a story before the actions occur. Specifically, Max puts extensive effort into planning his pranks on the Chaos Club. Throughout the novel, Max talks to himself about how his plans will work. When executing the plans, the reader then can compare the result to what originally envisioned. The reader believes and wants Max to successful carry out his pranks, since each successful prank to Max is a step closer to Max revealing the identities of the Chaos Club members. Moreover, some of the pranks are unsuccessful, providing evidence that Max is not perfect. Max foreshows each prank by talking about how he wants the next prank to be. For example, when given that “as one thousand juniors and seniors leave the building at 10:00 a.m. to shoot the aerial photo, there’s really nothing to do but hope it all goes according to plan”, the readers do not know specifically know what the prank will be, but the reader knows that the prank involves or is reliant upon a significant amount of people leaving the school (Dinan 107). The absence of knowledge is essential for mystery writing; moreover, foreshadowing keeps the reader engaged, as he or she is able to predict what will happen in
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