In the first part of my bachelor thesis, I investigate the concept of spectacle (Guy Debord) and the concept of simulacra (Jean Baudrillard) and their engagement with the concept of reality. Centered on it a path is shown that leads from Marx's alienation to Debord's spectacle and ends in Baudrillard's simulation. A certain way of thinking about reality in the second half of the 20th century using the double spectacle/simulacra is thus established. At the end of the first part of my thesis, an alternative reading of Baudrillard's negative aporia of simulation is proposed. In the second part of my thesis, philosophical concepts give way to an analysis of the novel White noise written by American author Don DeLillo. The purpose of this reading is to show how the whole of the novel could be understood as being oriented and moved by the philosophical argument discussed in the first part of my thesis. The ending of this part is divided in two: first part deals with the solution to the philosophical argument proposed by DeLillo himself and the other with the concept of problem oriented literature and one of the consequences such a concept would have on the field of literary theory.