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An omniscient narrator relates the events in Gravity's Rainbow. This narrative choice allows the author to provide a sprawling view of World War II (1939–45).
Gravity's Rainbow is told in the present and past tense.
The title Gravity's Rainbow refers to the arc of the German V-2 rocket in flight. The Germans used the V-2 weapon during World War II. Fuel propels the V-2 rocket up and then gravity pulls it down, creating a curved path. The title compares the V-2 rocket's path made by the force of gravity to a rainbow.
This study guide for Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.