Surrealistic Journey of Oedipa Mass

A study of the identity of the character Oedipa in Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.

This paper studies the transforming and perplexing reality of the Thomas Pynchon ‘s protagonist, Oedipa in his fictional work “The Crying of Lot 49”. It offers insight into the mentality of an American consumer and the significance of the scientific theories proposed by the experts. The paper examines the shift in the perception of the reality of Oedipa and highlights her changing view of life.
“Thomas Pychon, creating his own fictional world based on his thorough knowledge of the postmodern literature, presents scientific thought coupled with social, cultural and historical perspectives in his famous yet highly intricate masterpiece, “The Crying Lot of 49″. The book asks more questions then presents answers leaving up to the readers what conclusions to draw, compelling them to ponder upon the meaning of their lives and to discover the reality of their surroundings. ”