White Noise


Don DeLillo

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Jack’s German teacher. Dunlop lives in the same boarding house as Murray, but is reclusive and private. At times, he has also taught Greek, Latin, ocean sailing, and meteorology. Once Murray describes Dunlop as someone who might be sexually attracted to corpses, Jack is creeped out—less by the moral insinuations than by the notion that someone might find death alluring instead of terrifying—and he discontinues his German lessons.
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Howard Dunlop Character Timeline in White Noise

The timeline below shows where the character Howard Dunlop appears in White Noise. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8
Consumer Culture and Identity Theme Icon
...will be in attendance. He begins attending private German lessons conducted by a man named Dunlop, a reclusive gentleman Murray refers him to who lives in the board housing near the... (full context)
Chapter 32 
Fear, Death, and Control Theme Icon
Jack and Murray take a walk on campus. They start talking about Jack’s German instructor, Dunlop, each of them trying to articulate the “strange air about him” that they sense. Four... (full context)