A Threatened Hero: An Analysis of Jack Gladney in White Noise

Haiying LAN

Abstract


Jack Gladney, the protagonist in White Noise, impresses as a middle-class, middle-aged, mild man circled by threats from his career, his family and the society. Those threats confuse and castrate him as a dignified mature man. Apart from that, threats from all sides deprive him of his academic power, patriarchal power and life power. Loss of power fits into the destiny of common beings in the teeming world and reflects the common psyche of fear and anxiety of the contemporary world.


Keywords


White Noise; Jack Gladney; Threat

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/%25x

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