Essays on The Crying Of Lot 49

A Review of Thomas Pynchon’s Confusing and Ambiguous Story “The Crying of Lot 49”
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In a story as confusing and ambiguous as Thomas Pynchon'sOedipal The Crying of Lot 49, it is difficult t connect aspects of the book piece of modern culture. However, Oedipals quest, her search for the truth, and the paranoia therein are inherent in the plots of today's most-watched television and movies. Though many themes from the story can be tied to modern culture, perhaps the most prominent is the theme of a quest for truth. Oedipal quest is best represented…...
The Crying Of Lot 49
Distortions of Reality
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In both Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita, and Thomas Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49, the protagonist is consumed by an obsession. These obsessions affect the characters' behavior, actions, and interaction with the world. Most importantly, however, both authors reveal that obsession distorts a person's perception of reality. In Lolita, the protagonist and narrator, Humbert Humbert, has an obsessive lust for nymphets which warps his view of the world, ultimately driving him to paranoia. His sexual fixation for nymphets is…...
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