White Noise Questions and Answers
by Don DeLillo

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How can we tie in White Noise to today's pop culture, and what is DeLillo's point about "the most photographed barn in america"?

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White Noise is a world built upon the logics of "simulacra," to use a term originally coined by philosopher Jean Baudrillard. The novel's world is full of simulations, copies, and reproductions. The main characters in the novel must engage in simulated evacuations, provided by SIMUVAC, a new state program, to practice for real emergencies.

The idea of a simulated world is important in the context of Jack and Murray, who live in a society where people...

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