White Noise Setting & Symbolism

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Mein Kampf

Jack frequently carries his copy of Mein Kampf with him throughout the novel. Oftentimes, his book will show up when he is in an uncomfortable or unsettling situation. He uses his copy of Mein Kampf to remind him of his sense of self and self-protection.

Dylar

The supposed cure to end the fear of death, Dylar is a unique prescription pill that Babette takes. The pill does nothing to assuage her fear of death, however, and only really leads her to compromise her marriage. Jack will eventually crave the pill for himself, despite its outrageous side effects.

The Black Billowing Cloud

At first, the airborne disaster of released Nyodene Derivative is called a plume in the sky. However, the Gladney family decides it is more like a black billowing cloud and shortly after, the radio calls it a black billowing cloud. The black billowing cloud is...

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