The hair spray can has no aim when it is flying around just as Oedipa
has no goal when she is traveling around. The can is flying around bouncing off
mind. Both Oedipa and the can are traveling aimlessly around their respected
and the top broke off. The can then started flying around the room, “The can
commenced atomizing, propelling the can swiftly about the bathroom”(36). The
can is fueled by something in side of it. The stuff inside the can sends it
around the bathroom even though it does not know where it is going.
Oedipa starts traveling around San Narciso but she does not have a
destination. She is being fueled by something inside her just as the can was.
curiosity in the meaning of the Tristero and the meaning of W.A.S.T.E. are what
sends her around San Narciso. She does not know where she is going but she will
go until her fuel runs out just like the can.
She will get temporary destinations but no final destination. The can does not
have any real destination either. The can will get a temporary destination just
destination (e.g., a wall or other object). Oedipa’s temporary destination
changes when she reaches it (e.g., a store or other location) just like the