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Rewrite this research essay on American consumerism using all work in the annotated bibliography

The attached essay is wrong because it has too many sources and you are onyl suppose to use the ones showed in the annoted bibliogpahy

white noise by Don DeLillo is the main source that will be talked about

The other 3 sources are secondary sources

your analysis is more important than researched material. Your critical thinking should control the essay’s direction. Please write an essay with analytical flow (use no headings, for example). Researched quotations and information should comprise around 20% of the essay.

round 1300-1500 words

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(white noise book)

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Annotated Bibliography on American Consumerism
DeLillo, Don. White Noise. Penguin, 1986.
In this book, DeLillo gives the story of White Noise and a narration of Jack Gladney and
Bebette, his fourth wife. It talks about their four ultra-modern offspring as they go through a
rocky family life that is characterized by the babble of brand referred to as consumerism. The
theme of consumerism is emphasized, with the writer talking more about such practices as
advertising, the supermarket, and all around it. At the time of writing this book, consumerism
had become such a big thing in the American society, thus his writing simply depicts the
society’s progress on this chapter. Delillo, in this book is not just listing the behavior of people in
creating the feeling of advertising and promotion; instead, he emphasizes such words as
American Express, MasterCard as a way of telling the story better. The writer’s flair and love for
language is significant in telling us about jack, something that is unpleasant about mortality. It
exemplifies how people handle this matter and manage their routine life in the face of a highly
dynamic society.
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. Pearson Education,
In this book, the author talks about consumerism in a futuristic American society. The
novel gives the imagery of World State, a futuristic state revolving around efficiency and
science. Here, emotions and individuality are concepts conditioned in the children at a tender
age. These elements become lasting values as the children learn that they belong to everyone else
in the society. In this story, Huxley starts by giving an explanation of the compartmentalization
and scientific nature that has engulfed our society. There are several examples of how this has
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happened with many children being created outside of the womb and cloned as a way of
increasing the world population. This is novel that explains consumerism in human nature based
on the scientific evolution and development of the human society.
Munroe, J. Everyone in Silico. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017
This story is set in Vancouver, Canada, in a futuristic time, 2036. It is a time when the
people are in dire need of guaranteed sunshine. The society enjoys freedom and peace in a world
where there is little time wasted in commuting or sleeping. There is no crime or disease and it’s a
world where it all ends when one wants it. The people enjoy the latest technology trends and are
always on the lookout to get it. This is a city that everyone in the present time would want to live
in and enjoy. This book would provide a different perspective into how people can live and enjoy
a life of peace and tranquility with no worrying about expectations such as disasters.
Pohl, Frederik, and Kornbluth Cyril M. The Space Merchants. St. Martin’s Press. 1987.
The story is about Mitchell Courtenay, who is regarded as a “copysmith star class,” who
is said to have a powerful advertising agency that is scheduled to colonize the planet Venus and
put people on it. The novel portrays a world that has been dominated by technology in
establishing the formidable reputation of advertising executives. In this approach, the author
believes that people have the ability to create life in planets that have been known not to have
life. This is possible by having a brand of powerful executives that can pioneer technologies and
innovations to achieve this objective. The Space merchants gives an episodic encounter with
human ingenious that has the ability to develop systems and strategies that could make life
better. However, there is a lot of competition in this world for developers to illustrate their best
in making these innovations and creativity.
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Works Cited
DeLillo, Don. White Noise. Penguin, 1986.
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. Pearson Education, 2010.
Munroe, J. Everyone in Silico. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017
Pohl, Frederik, and Kornbluth Cyril M. The Space Merchants. St. Martin’s Press . 1987.
The annotated bibliography’s purpose is to collect sources for your Research Essay – which is
open topic in keeping with the course topics, themes, and works. Cite each source in a MLA or
APA citation (see below examples), then summarize each source in a paragraph. Don’t use
quotations in summary; use your own words. You should include at least one primary source
from the course (it could be a primary text or information from a presentation, for example).
– put Primary (course text) and Secondary sources (all to be used for the Research Essay) in
Alphabetical order, MLA or APA Style
– they are to be used later in the Works Cited or References of your Research Essay (whether you
decide to change them or not as research develops)
The below example (just a sample) is DeLillo’s novel in MLA style. If you need to look up how
to cite other sources, the Seneca Library has it online.
DeLillo, Don. White Noise. Penguin, 1986.
– summarize it in a single-spaced paragraph of your own words (no quotations)
Secondary Source in MLA style
– summarize it in a single-spaced paragraph of your own words (no quotations)
The number of sources you choose depends on what you need to write a great essay. Two
sources are the minimum and five sources are maximum. The main criteria for a successful essay
is your demonstrated ability to integrate material with clearly written argumentative analysis.
Please double-space your essay in Word and do not use headings.
Your Research essay is a written analysis of research collected for the annotated bibliography. It
is on any topic that relates to the course. As with your first essay, your analysis is more important
than researched material. Your critical thinking should control the essay’s direction. Please write
an essay with analytical flow (use no headings, for example). Researched quotations and
information should comprise around 20% of the essay. You may choose freely from various
forms of media.
Research Essay
Length: Between 1,000 and 1,500 words
Grading Scheme for Research Essays
A – sharp attention to precise context and need for research to integrate materials
– thesis is precise and compelling and/or challenging
– essay set up with rigour to engage reader
– direction is sustained with energy and consistency through paragraphs
– analysis is thorough, and evidence precisely supports thesis with significance
– clear organization, sentence structure and grammar
– conclusion supports thesis and optimally indicates need for more research on topic
B – focused topic put in context including research and integration
– clearly defined thesis with adequate reasoning
– clear paragraph organization, direction, structure, grammar and sentence structure
– topic sentences use transitions and link to thesis
– analysis is put in context and supports thesis
– supporting evidence is documented in MLA or APA style and analyzed for significance
– conclusion clarifies thesis and analysis in context without being merely repetitive
C – main argument verges on basic topical observation, often lacks clear context or research
– thesis reasoning may be in doubt or not clear
– reorganization is required, or the essay lacks direction
– lack of linkage or significance between points
– evidence is provided but not adequately analyzed
– recurrent errors in sentence structure and grammar
– conclusion lacks clear thesis or is merely repetitive
D – all of the above in the “C” grade category
– reading is difficult because it’s not clear or lacks competency
– disorganized; lacks direction
– consistently poor sentence structure and grammar
F – most qualities of “C” and “D” essays, and any of the following in addition:
– does not fulfill requirements of assignment
– lacks research, documentation, and/or context
– meaning breaks down and essay is difficult to understand
Zero – for first offense of plagiarism (applies to essays that are copied, bought, and those in
which sources are not documented accurately in-text and/or in References or Works Cited)
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Research Analysis of American Consumerism
Consumerism is a theory that supports the idea that the happiness of humans depends
upon the purchasing of consumer goods. Consumer goods include materialist objects that a
person can acquire in their life. It is believed that this whole idea of buying things, supports the
economy and helps a country grow. So according to this point of view, consumerism is
something good in a person’s life. When one talks about consumerism in a capitalist society, it
means the excessive buying of products that are usually of no use and can lead to
overconsumption. When we view it from this point, it means that it is something quite negative
in a person’s life, as you are buying things that you do not need you are just acquiring them for
the sake of your momentary happiness. Many businesses and companies exploit their customers
in this way. (HAYES)
For example, one does not need to acquire a new model of the cell phone every year. The
iPhones launched over the past three years have been particularly similar, other than some
minute changes. Yet the buyers are encouraged to buy a new phone with every new launch. This
leads to unnecessary buying of the product which was not needed in the first place. Companies
like Apple or Samsung exploit their buyers’ capacity to buy and invest money, not for their
needs rather for their desires.
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According to Maslow’s hierarchy (Dr. Saul McLeod), Esteem needs come fourth on the
pyramid. These needs include the sense of achievement and acquiring a status that makes you
happy. This clearly shows that new products with similar purposes should not be part of our
lives. This is how consumerism affects our values and needs of our society and alters them in a
way that we feel a need to get new things every day, just to keep ourselves happy. Often people
give up on basic needs just to have worldly goods, that can show their status or worth to other
people. This altogether affects the psyche of people, who inevitably drown in anxiety and
depression. Thus, consumerism does not only affect our society morally, it affects our lives
physically and psychologically as well.
My main source of inspiration for this topic derives from the novel White Noise by Don
DeLillo. This novel beautifully embraces the idea of consumerism and how it affects the lives of
individuals that are part of the story. The novel White Noise refers to the idea in two ways, i.e.,
the toxicity of consumer culture in the postmodern world and what consumerism is. De Lillo
explains that toxic products of consumerism exist close by to us in form of everyday items. Due
to this people feel obliged to consume these products and cannot move out of this toxic cycle of
buying and using such products and inevitably become physically and mentally trapped.
Moreover, writers believe that consumerism dictates our life by inducing the fear of death in our
minds. Later, the same companies endorse products for humans to escape that same phenomenon
of a fatal death. As in the novel the drug Dylar was offered to Babette to control her fear.
(Vungthong)
Another book that provoked this thought into my mind would be Brave New World by
Aldous Huxley. This book talks about the future in an efficient way, where every child is aware
of his individuality from the beginning. This novel gives an insight into how consumerism is part
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of human nature and its evolution. Moreover, this book is a commentary on the industrial
revolution and how people were instigated to buy the new products that were not needed by the
population. If people felt comfortable in their already owned materials, they would not feel the
need to buy new products and that would bring the production industry to halt. That is why the
citizens of World State in the book were conditioned to buying new products. They were taught
to throw out the old clothes rather than recycling or upcycling them. Huxley believes that in this
technological world the economy is not benefiting the people rather people are benefiting the
economy. (Huxley)
This is well explained under the phenomenon of fast fashion, which is of great hype
nowadays. Stores like H&M and Zara are encouraged to take fewer clothes and use sustainable
resources for their consumption. They should not introduce thousands of cheap clothes into the
market so that their buyer thinks twice before buying or discarding a piece. (Nguyen) Many
companies are working towards providing sewing kits to fix their products rather than customer
throwing them out.
Another novel that was very helpful in understanding consumerism is Everyone in Silico
by Jim Monroe. This novel shows an idealistic world where there is no illness and crime. In the
story, the people are working like machines, tirelessly without any rest, on their tasks. The
people enjoy this freedom from any ugly side of life. This book explains how one can live and
enjoy such a life. IN his book Monroe is showing an ideal situation where technology has
penetrated our lives to their fullest and made our lives easy. But he constantly makes his reader
realize that with such an extent of technology the humans tend to become immoral. The humans
who are immersed in material life to this extent have a blurred understanding of reality and
relations. (Quire)
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A great example of this can be easily seen in today’s world where our infants are
physically connected to their tablets, Gameboys, or iPads. They do not understand the
importance of community or family. They believe that they can acquire happiness by watching
videos and playing games throughout their day. The youngsters are glued to their mobile screens
and have no experience of talking to people in the real world. They do not have time to
understand the problems of the real world. They are encapsulated by consumerism in the forms
of their mobiles and YouTube videos that are there on the screen. This is a social problem for us
nowadays which needs to be dealt with. Unlike Monroe’s book, we are still living in an alive
world that is still not captured by some technological boom. Hence, we can win and can get out
of this dilemma.
Last but not least the book, The Space Merchants, by Frederik Pohl, has been a source of
inspiration for this topic. This book discusses the idea of having power over things by creating
innovative technologies. There is a great competition happening in today’s world between the
companies, to conquer the people here. Although this novel discusses conquering life on Venus,
I believe the writer is pointing towards controlling outlives here on Earth. This book explores
how humans become slaves to their suppressions, sometimes. The workers are trapped into using
new products and these are the same products that they are producing themselves. Moreover,
these same workers are lied by companies into consuming such products which are not good for
them either. In the book’s case, it is the development of a colony in Venus.
This can be observed in the selling of formula milk by Nestle in Pakistan during the 90s.
The company endorsed the use of formula milk, in comparison to breastfeeding. This milk was
targeted to the rural or underdeveloped areas of the countries. Nestle advertised it and
encouraged people to use this formula milk. The outcome of its consumption was horrible. When
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the formula was mixed with dirty waters of the area it created a poison that was being fed to the
infants and children. Now the company knew the ramifications of such a product in an
underdeveloped country, yet they encouraged people to sue their product. Many lives were lost
due to this race of consumerism during that time. (Mahmood)
Whereas an example of such harmful technology can be observed in the USA in form of
a 5G network. It is believed that these rays are quite harmful yet mobile companies like Apple
and Samsung are working towards devel;o0ing mobiles that work with such technology. Other
than this Verizon is working tirelessly to install boosters that can provide a 5G network to many
areas. Despite its side effects companies are encouraging people to welcome and consume the
new technologies.
To conclude I would say that as humans we cannot escape this harsh world of
consumerism. But this awareness can lead to people understanding and contemplating their
actions for buying unnecessary products just to achieve momentary false happiness, which will
be erased once something new hits the market. We have caused this phenomenon and we can
work to get out of this cycle. We can help ourselves and our future generations by escaping this
toxic environment and by creating a safe world where everyone can feel welcomed and happy
despite their socio-economic class. It is still not too late.
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Works Cited
DeLillo, Don. White Noise. Penguin, 1986.
Dr. Saul McLeod. “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.” 2020. simplypsychology.
.
HAYES, ADAM. “Consumerism.” 2021. Investopedia.
.
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. Pearson Education, 2010.
Mahmood, Rafay. “The ‘tiger’ who exposed Nestlé’s formula scandal in Pakistan.” 2014.
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Munroe, J. Everyone in Silico. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017
Nguyen, Terry. “Fast fashion, explained.” 2020. Vox. .
Pohl, Frederik, and Kornbluth Cyril M. The Space Merchants. St. Martin’s Press. 1987.
Quire, Quill &. “Everyone in Silico.” n.d. Quill & Quire.
.
Vungthong, Sompatu. “Postmodern Consumerist Condition and Its Effects on People in.”
Postmodern Consumerist Condition and Its Effects on People (n.d.).
.
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The annotated bibliography’s purpose is to collect sources for your Research Essay – which is
open topic in keeping with the course topics, themes, and works. Cite each source in a MLA or
APA citation (see below examples), then summarize each source in a paragraph. Don’t use
quotations in summary; use your own words. You should include at least one primary source
from the course (it could be a primary text or information from a presentation, for example).
– put Primary (course text) and Secondary sources (all to be used for the Research Essay) in
Alphabetical order, MLA or APA Style
– they are to be used later in the Works Cited or References of your Research Essay (whether you
decide to change them or not as research develops)
The below example (just a sample) is DeLillo’s novel in MLA style. If you need to look up how
to cite other sources, the Seneca Library has it online.
DeLillo, Don. White Noise. Penguin, 1986.
– summarize it in a single-spaced paragraph of your own words (no quotations)
Secondary Source in MLA style
– summarize it in a single-spaced paragraph of your own words (no quotations)
The number of sources you choose depends on what you need to write a great essay. Two
sources are the minimum and five sources are maximum. The main criteria for a successful essay
is your demonstrated ability to integrate material with clearly written argumentative analysis.
Please double-space your essay in Word and do not use headings.
Your Research essay is a written analysis of research collected for the annotated bibliography. It
is on any topic that relates to the course. As with your first essay, your analysis is more important
than researched material. Your critical thinking should control the essay’s direction. Please write
an essay with analytical flow (use no headings, for example). Researched quotations and
information should comprise around 20% of the essay. You may choose freely from various
forms of media.
Research Essay
Length: Between 1,000 and 1,500 words
Grading Scheme for Research Essays
A – sharp attention to precise context and need for research to integrate materials
– thesis is precise and compelling and/or challenging
– essay set up with rigour to engage reader
– direction is sustained with energy and consistency through paragraphs
– analysis is thorough, and evidence precisely supports thesis with significance
– clear organization, sentence structure and grammar
– conclusion supports thesis and optimally indicates need for more research on topic
B – focused topic put in context including research and integration
– clearly defined thesis with adequate reasoning
– clear paragraph organization, direction, structure, grammar and sentence structure
– topic sentences use transitions and link to thesis
– analysis is put in context and supports thesis
– supporting evidence is documented in MLA or APA style and analyzed for significance
– conclusion clarifies thesis and analysis in context without being merely repetitive
C – main argument verges on basic topical observation, often lacks clear context or research
– thesis reasoning may be in doubt or not clear
– reorganization is required, or the essay lacks direction
– lack of linkage or significance between points
– evidence is provided but not adequately analyzed
– recurrent errors in sentence structure and grammar
– conclusion lacks clear thesis or is merely repetitive
D – all of the above in the “C” grade category
– reading is difficult because it’s not clear or lacks competency
– disorganized; lacks direction
– consistently poor sentence structure and grammar
F – most qualities of “C” and “D” essays, and any of the following in addition:
– does not fulfill requirements of assignment
– lacks research, documentation, and/or context
– meaning breaks down and essay is difficult to understand
Zero – for first offense of plagiarism (applies to essays that are copied, bought, and those in
which sources are not documented accurately in-text and/or in References or Works Cited)
The annotated bibliography’s purpose is to collect sources for your Research Essay – which is
open topic in keeping with the course topics, themes, and works. Cite each source in a MLA or
APA citation (see below examples), then summarize each source in a paragraph. Don’t use
quotations in summary; use your own words. You should include at least one primary source
from the course (it could be a primary text or information from a presentation, for example).
– put Primary (course text) and Secondary sources (all to be used for the Research Essay) in
Alphabetical order, MLA or APA Style
– they are to be used later in the Works Cited or References of your Research Essay (whether you
decide to change them or not as research develops)
The below example (just a sample) is DeLillo’s novel in MLA style. If you need to look up how
to cite other sources, the Seneca Library has it online.
DeLillo, Don. White Noise. Penguin, 1986.
– summarize it in a single-spaced paragraph of your own words (no quotations)
Secondary Source in MLA style
– summarize it in a single-spaced paragraph of your own words (no quotations)
The number of sources you choose depends on what you need to write a great essay. Two
sources are the minimum and five sources are maximum. The main criteria for a successful essay
is your demonstrated ability to integrate material with clearly written argumentative analysis.
Please double-space your essay in Word and do not use headings.
Your Research essay is a written analysis of research collected for the annotated bibliography. It
is on any topic that relates to the course. As with your first essay, your analysis is more important
than researched material. Your critical thinking should control the essay’s direction. Please write
an essay with analytical flow (use no headings, for example). Researched quotations and
information should comprise around 20% of the essay. You may choose freely from various
forms of media.
Research Essay
Length: Between 1,000 and 1,500 words
Grading Scheme for Research Essays
A – sharp attention to precise context and need for research to integrate materials
– thesis is precise and compelling and/or challenging
– essay set up with rigour to engage reader
– direction is sustained with energy and consistency through paragraphs
– analysis is thorough, and evidence precisely supports thesis with significance
– clear organization, sentence structure and grammar
– conclusion supports thesis and optimally indicates need for more research on topic
B – focused topic put in context including research and integration
– clearly defined thesis with adequate reasoning
– clear paragraph organization, direction, structure, grammar and sentence structure
– topic sentences use transitions and link to thesis
– analysis is put in context and supports thesis
– supporting evidence is documented in MLA or APA style and analyzed for significance
– conclusion clarifies thesis and analysis in context without being merely repetitive
C – main argument verges on basic topical observation, often lacks clear context or research
– thesis reasoning may be in doubt or not clear
– reorganization is required, or the essay lacks direction
– lack of linkage or significance between points
– evidence is provided but not adequately analyzed
– recurrent errors in sentence structure and grammar
– conclusion lacks clear thesis or is merely repetitive
D – all of the above in the “C” grade category
– reading is difficult because it’s not clear or lacks competency
– disorganized; lacks direction
– consistently poor sentence structure and grammar
F – most qualities of “C” and “D” essays, and any of the following in addition:
– does not fulfill requirements of assignment
– lacks research, documentation, and/or context
– meaning breaks down and essay is difficult to understand
Zero – for first offense of plagiarism (applies to essays that are copied, bought, and those in
which sources are not documented accurately in-text and/or in References or Works Cited)

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