Thursday, May 1, 2008
how jack presents himself
i think one of the really interesting things about white noise was how jack tried to present himself and make himself worthy of such weighty subject matter as he teaches. for example, he adds initials to seem more academic and revels in the formal clothing that the professors wear at college on the hill. without frivolous clothing to enhance his image, jack just seems like a normal person rather than an important professor. i think this realization greatly influences how jack acts throughout the novel.