Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

by

David Foster Wallace

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Viewing room (at E.T.A.) where students can watch cartridges. The cartridge viewer in this room is new and “painfully high-definition.” The room has no windows or other furniture apart from the viewer and the shelf of cartridges.
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V.R. Term Timeline in Infinite Jest

The timeline below shows where the term V.R. appears in Infinite Jest. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 74
Talent, Precociousness, and Fame Theme Icon
Addiction, Mental Illness, and Suicide Theme Icon
Institutional Control vs. Rebellion Theme Icon
...life and how many more are to come. He lies down in the Viewing Room (V.R.) and thinks about his family, about E.T.A., and about random facts, such as that no... (full context)
Addiction, Mental Illness, and Suicide Theme Icon
Entertainment Theme Icon
Institutional Control vs. Rebellion Theme Icon
Hal falls asleep in the V.R., and when he wakes up, Pemulis is there, saying they really need to talk. Pemulis... (full context)