72 pages 2 hours read

Thomas Pynchon

Gravity's Rainbow

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1973

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Essay Topics

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The Zone is a region of Germany where the traditional rules and expectations of society completely collapse. How is the extent of his collapse portrayed in the novel?

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Slothrop changes his clothes several times. What does each costume change say about his search for identity?

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Why does Katje work for the British intelligence agencies? To what extent are her actions dictated by debt and grief?

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