对《拍卖第四十九批》中沟通缺失的分析 An analysis of the communication missing in The Crying of Lot 49毕业论文
《拍卖第四十九批》的作者托马斯·品钦是美国后现代主义文学代表作家，代表作有《V.》（1963) 、《万有引力之虹》（1973) 、《葡萄园》（1990）、《梅森和迪克逊》（1997）等。其小说风格独特，内容交织着历史与科学，结构复杂难解。与同时期其他小说家不同的是，女性角色在他的小说中处于更加中心的位置，拥有更加正面的形象。
Thomas Pynchon, the author of The Crying of Lot 49, is a representative writer of American postmodernist literature. His masterpieces include V. (1963), Gravity’s Rainbow (1973), Vineland (1990), and Mason and Dixon (1997). His unique writing style can be recognized from the content which is intertwined with history and science, and the structure which is complex and difficult to understand. In addition, female characters are in a more central position and have a more positive image in his novels, which distinguishes him from other novelists of the same period.
The Crying of Lot 49, completed in 1966, is the most comprehensible novel among his obscure and complicated works. The protagonist Oedipa, a California housewife, is appointed by her ex-boyfriend Pierce as the executor of his estate and then goes to San Narciso to perform her duties, but she never thoughts to discover the secret of the underground mail system Trystero in the process of checking the heritage. She keeps gathering information and trying to find out the truth. From her perspective, a huge conspiracy associated with the marginalized population of the United States is presented.
Taking Thomas Pynchon’s novel, The Crying of Lot 49, similar to a revenge play in Jacobin-like type, as the object of the study, this paper, through extensive reading of the literature and on the basis of the existing research, analyses communication missing in this novel from three aspects: romantic relationship, stranger acquaintanceships and class relationship. At the same time, the deficient communication in the novel and the contemporary communication problems are comparatively analyzed to study on the phenomenon of communication blockade in modern society, so as to give feasible suggestions to promote effective communication and strengthen social ties.
Key Words: The Crying of Lot 49; communication missing; analyze
1 Introduction 1
1.1 Thomas Pynchon and His Works 1
1.2 Plot of The Crying of Lot 49 2
1.3 Significance and Layout of the Paper 3
2 Literature Review 5
2.1 Previous Research on Communication 5
2.2 Previous Research on Communication Missing 7
2.3 Previous Research on The Crying of Lot 49 7
3 Communication Missing in Romantic Relationships 9
3.1 Communication Missing Between Oedipa and Her Husband 9
3.2 Communication Missing Between Oedipa and Her Ex-boyfriend 11