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Slothrop's Sublime: Perversion and Paranoia in Gravity's Rainbow

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This paper examines how the protagonist of Gravity’s Rainbow, Tyrone Slothrop, seeks subjective fixity in the historical and postmodern sublime. Using an approach that draws upon the theories of Freud, Lacan, and Zizek, the essay argues that while Slothrop indulges his own paranoia and commits acts of increasing perversion to assert self, these attempts actually blur the lines of identity instead of presenting an autonomous being.

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http://digitalarchive.gsu.edu/english_theses/124

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