Breakfast of Champions

analytical Essay
692 words
692 words

Breakfast of Champions

When one hears the phrase “Breakfast of Champions,” he envisions a grinning picture of Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan slam dunking, or Dale Earnhardt in a racecar on a box of Wheaties, a popular breakfast cereal. A few avid Saturday Night Live fans might recall a skit performed by James Belushi. In the skit, Belushi’s “Breakfast of Champions” was beer, cigarettes, and donuts. Neither of these examples are the subject of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions or Good Bye Blue Morning. A “Breakfast of Champions” is actually a martini.

Breakfast of Champions is a work of fiction with semi-autobiographical allusions. The main characters of the book are Kilgore Trout, Dwayne Hoover, and Philboyd Sludge. Kilgore Trout installs aluminum combination storm windows and screens and writes science fiction novels and short stories. He has no ambition to be a famous writer, so he sends his works to pornographic magazine companies to be published. The names and characters of his works are often changed in the process, and he is rarely paid for his efforts. Dwayne Hoover owns a successful Pontiac dealership. He slowly loses his sanity as the plot unfolds. Philboyd Sludge creates these characters and appears in the story to watch the characters as the story progresses.

Breakfast of Champions depicts the story of Kilgore’s travel to Midland City to speak at a festival of arts. Kilgore, at first, rejects the invitation, but he decides to go because h...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the phrase "breakfast of champions" evokes grinning pictures of tiger woods, michael jordan, or dale earnhardt in a racecar on wheaties.
  • Explains that breakfast of champions is a work of fiction with semi-autobiographical allusions. the main characters of the book are kilgore trout, dwayne hoover, and philboyd sludge.
  • Narrates the story of kilgore's travel to midland city to speak at a festival of arts.
  • Analyzes how kilgore cleans-up and travels down to the cocktail lounge, where he meets dwayne hoover. he snatches now it can be told from the table.
  • Analyzes how vonnegut makes several social commentaries throughout the novel. the most noticeable are color and freedom.
  • Analyzes how vonnegut's breakfast of champions provided a fresh insight on society, even though it was written in 1973. kilgore influenced people to rename mirrors to leaks.
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