The Anxiety Of Death In Don Delillo's White Noise

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In Don DeLillo’s Novel, White Noise (1985), the anxiety of death among the living thrives within the characters of Jack and Babette. This psychedelic trait interrupts the daily life of the simple question of ‘who will die first?’ this routine manipulates their lives into a panic of emotions. The overall impact of this inevitable fate corresponds with the use of Dylar to help the anticipation for death easily wear off. Dylar becomes a crutch to help relieve this anxiety. This fear of death lurks within a human soul today, while Delillo foresees this occurs in the mid 80’s. Among other things, Don DeLillo seems completely preoccupied with death and the arduous task of living with the knowledge of death. Acceptance of our fragile life over time
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