Dr. Neelam Bhardwaj
S.C.D. Govt. College
Abstract: Don DeLillo’s White Noise has been a post- modernist work and as such it reveals the hectic life of the commercialized America. The mechanism has entered the social life so deeply that no one is free from its effect which is leading life towards nothing. The novel White Noise is based on the use of modern technology and the novelist has pointed out a very important aspect in this regard that it is both useful and dangerous.This modern mechanism has been employed in three ways -the television as the source of information and entertainment; the toxic event; and the Dylar episode and its disastrous consequences. Not only in America but even in other countries of the world, television is being used very widely This has been presented through the atmosphere in Jack’s family and its influence on the life and thought of the elders and the society. The present paper highlights the novelist’s attempt in revealing the dangerous influence of the careless use of the scientific inventions and technology.
Key Words: Technology, Media, Scientific Invention, Television, Dylar, Toxic Event.