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Infinite Jest Summary
David Foster Wallace

Everything you need to understand or teach Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.

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Infinite Jest Summary

Plot Summary

Infinite Jest is a novel written by David Foster Wallace. The novel is a interconnected sequence of events, told out of timeline order, that focuses on addiction in all its forms. Whether its drugs, sex, or fame, the novel's primary goal is to examine the need for these addictions and show that it is possible to addicted to addiction itself. To hammer this point home, Wallace continues a running discussion between two of the characters. Remy Marathe and Hugh and Helen Steeply spend much of the novel discussing the nature of addiction throughout American and foreign cultures. The two are secret agents for opposing sides, The Organization of North American Nations and the Wheelchair Assassins, a Quebec separatist group, although they are friendly to each other. Their discussions frame the actions throughout the rest of the novel. The majority of the action takes place in the Year of...

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