Entropy | Study Guide

Thomas Pynchon

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Overview

Author

Thomas Pynchon

Year Published

1960

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"Entropy" is told by a third-person omniscient narrator who shares the thoughts and feelings of the main characters.

Tense

"Entropy" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "Entropy" refers to the theoretical division within thermodynamics that states that everything will eventually move from order into chaos and destruction. The story symbolically explores the idea of entropy through the main characters and illustrates that force or action is the only remedy against entropic chaos.

Summary

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