White Noise Reading Journals

AP Language. Mon, Sep 1st, 2008 at 10:36 am

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As we decided in class on Friday, we are reading through chapter 10 of White Noise this weekend.  (We will read through the first section, chapter 20, by Friday if you want to get a head start.)  Here are a few themes you might want to focus on in your reading journals:

Death

"Naming of Things…"

Consumer Aura

(We’ll talk about this in class on Tuesday, but think "things being important because of how they are described or advertised, not because they are valuable in themselves."

A few more to search for: reality/perception, memory, and "white noise."

Remember, it is more important to enjoy the book than to focus solely on these themes.  This is normally an activity reserved for the second reading of a text, but since most of you scoff at me when I suggest reading a book twice, I thought I’d give you a head start.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday.