Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
(Stanton) The theme here could be how technology affects people. Fahrenheit 451 also has the same theme. “His wife in the TV parlor paused long enough to glance up.” (Bradbury, part 1) No communication happens she is too busy focusing on her wall screen, or as we know it the TV. One shows little communication while the other shows no face to face interactions at all. We cannot let technology get this far.
Filled with joy and relief knowing that her mother was okay and that the missile did not hit their house, but knowing that it hit right next to them. That is where her friend, Neda, lived, seeing Marji wondering and asking her mother, “At least they weren’t Home!” (Satrapi 28). Her mother, trying to avoid the question not wanting to worry her daughter anymore as she is, but she finally responded with, “Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath. Wherever they are, Jews are suppose to go home.” (Satrapi 28). Seeing Marji face reacting and seeming like she knew they were inside when the missile hit, almost like a sicking feeling deep down in your gut.
This topic expresses the importance of people who have a small part doesn’t necessarily mean they will have a insufficient existence in the story as well. Bradbury expressed this in Fahrenheit 451 on the grounds that it added an important detail in the novel as a way to open the reader’s eyes to the limited details around them and how those slight specifics could have a tremendous outcome in their
Mildred lives a shallow life. She distances herself from real emotions and interactions with people. Mildred talks to the” The Family”, three 3d wall tvs, when it’s her scripted lines she reads them in the blanks. “ Well, wasn’t there a wall between him and Mildred...And the uncles, the aunts, the cousins, the nieces, the nephews, that lived in those walls, the gibbering pack of tree apes that said nothing.. He had taken to calling them relatives from the very first” (page 44).The characters in the wall are a metaphorical wall between Montag and Mildred.
Her only real pastime is watching shows like “ugly-d to teen queen”; to learn about the latest cosmetic surgeries which she then pester her parents to obtain for her. Although Taylor is a main character, she is incredibly unlikable and her personality is designed to allow for slight character development and it can be used used by Claire Carmichael to cover the many plot Holes of her story. Said character development includes becoming slightly less spoiled and Barrett Barrett is quite a poorly developed character. Barrett is polite and a rule follower to the extreme and he never does anything wrong until the very end of the book, where he shows a hint of rebellion. As a reader I found Barrett a more engaging and likeable character than Taylor.
I drew people watching the parlor because the parlor was the world. I wrote the words, “Be Happy! Be with Family," because, in that society people only want to feel happy and not think about or be curious about why things are done or if life is really perfect. When I wrote, “Be with family," it refers to Mildred, talking to her parlor and spending time with them as if they were her real family. On the sides of my main picture I drew six little circles and inside them were drawings of things that were common or major depressing events that happened in the “perfect world”.
In Fahrenheit 451, we can see that through characters thoughts, dialogue, and reactions in certain situations can reveal a lot about them. For instance, Mildred, Montag’s wife, lives in what is suppose to be a utopian society where everyone is happy and content, but Mildred is very unhappy with her life, as we can see when she attempts suicide. Mildred tries to convince herself that she is happy with her boring life which just consists of watching television all day and she denies the fact that she attempted to commit suicide. When Guy Montag is talking to Mildred about her television obsession he says, “Will you turn the parlour off?” and Mildred responded by saying,"That's my family" revealing the detachment from reality she has. (Bradbury
To briefly summarize, in portraying these insecurities, the author wants to highlight the need to identify one's faults, so then they can work on rectifying them to become a better person, just as we see Holden do at the end of the novel. He wants to emphasize that becoming familiar with the struggles of the adult world isn't all bad, as we can prepare ourselves and adjust to the situation, before it becomes too much to handle. Lastly, he wants to pin point that we should not label the whole world based on a couple of people, but instead we have to broaden our horizons. To begin, the protagonist Holden Caulfield has an immensely difficult time getting over his brother's death and thus it is portrayed that he doesn’t possess the ability of letting go of the past and concentrating on the future. He instead harbors the anger, sadness and guilt of his brother's death inside him for so many years, causing him to battle with himself and blame himself for what happened.
He often only takes note of physical details during encounters with other people, and is unaffected by the emotional events which others would be. This is clearly seen through his mother’s death. When Meursault first hears of his mother’s death, he responds with a stream-of-consciousness monologue in which he simply states what will be the following events, and nothing concerning how he feels or any indication of sadness. Upon entering the home where Maman lived, Meursault immediately begins describing what he sees, particularly the bright lights. He repeatedly mentions the lights saying “I was blinded by a sudden flash of light,” “glare on the white walls,” “the whiteness of the room seemed even brighter than before,” and the blinding light” (8, 9).
This shows that he too thinks that Edna needs help in everyday tasks. She tells him that he cannot see her until after her dinner party, “but she laughed and looked at him with eyes that at once gave him courage to wait and made it torture to wait.” This tells the reader that this chapter will tie into the rest of the book because Edna has let her guard down completely and is willing to let Alcee in, even though she is certain she doesn 't love him. Edna’s dinner starts off well. Edna tells everyone that it is her birthday and they all admire her. There is small talk “but as she sat there amid her guests, she felt the old ennui overtaking her” and Edna got overwhelmed.