After a short break from traumatic occurrences, Billy had the honor of being the sole survivor of a plane crash; his brain was slightly damaged and while he was recuperating, his wife died, of carbon monoxide poisoning. While he was in the hospital, Billy read science-fiction novels, specifically about aliens and time travel. When he was released, he began working as an optometrist again, but experienced sleep deprivation, which, his doctor hypothesized, was the cause of his random weeping. And most recently, his daughter has been stripping him of his dignity, justifying her actions with claims that her father suffers from dementia and senility. For many veterans, their participation in a war is enough to cause mental instability, and warrant treatment.
His wife who suffocated by Carbon Monoxide after being in a car crash while she was on her way to see Billy in the hospital “so it goes”(Vonnegut 441). A hobo dying on the prison train right in front of Billy “so it goes”(Vonnegut 441). Even his own death that was followed out by Paul Lazzaro as promised, “so it goes”(Vonnegut 441). All the countless death that Billy has survived and endured throughout his life were tiny stepping stones for him to lose his mind completely. In conclusion, Billy Pilgrim is no longer on earth, He has time warped keeping his body on earth but sending his mind off to roam free.
Throughout the story, John Cheever uses the the literary device of symbolism to illustrate the theme of a cyclic human experience that erodes away every day. Throughout the story "The Swimmer," Cheever uses this device to represent a plethora of symbols. For example, the main and initial symbol perceived in everyones minds are the aqua swimming pools. While wasting the day drinking at his neighbors house, he has an epiphany to swim through all the pools on the path back home. Before this however, the main character, Neddy, complains about the days where everyone just moans that they drank too much last night.
Hospitals are flooded with injured and dying people and the government doesn't send help for a few days. The badly injured don't even get the chance to be helped because the hospitals have to send the ones that are likely going to live to hospitals that specialize in burns. His mother is so badly burned that the hospitals put her on the bottom of the list to be flown to burn centers. By the end of the novel Philip has taken charge, snuck his mom ahead to be flown to a burn center, and in a sense saved his town from thirst. He truly survived the terror, shock, and danger of the bomb.
Brian was on his way to see him because his mother had cheated on his father and divorced him, so his father moved away. Brian’s mother didn’t know that Brian knew she had left his father for another man and the secret was killing him. His mother gave him a hatchet before he left to see his father. He then left and got onto the small bush plane. The pilot was going along merrily when he had a heart attack and died right in front of Brian.
Craycraft 1 Miller Craycraft Teacher Name English I Honors Summer Assignment July 20, 2015 Slaughterhouse Five Slaughterhouse Five, a novel written by Kurt Vonnegut, is a story of Billy Pilgrim. This antiwar, science fiction novel takes place approximately between 1945-1968 in the United States. The novel primarily follows Billy Pilgrim on a journey of sometimes real life and other times post traumatic war memories of being in a meat locker in Dresden, where he narrowly escapes death. As Billy returns to his civilian life, Vonnegut writes about Billy drifting in and out of reality to fiction when Billy claims he is abducted by aliens, Tralfamadorians. Is he really abducted by aliens or is he experiencing post war traumatic syndrome?
Th only other survivor is the co-pilot. This gives the impression that although Billy knew the plane was going to crash, he also knew that he was going to survive.Billy is taken to the hospital and operated on. He is unconscious for 2 days. It is not until Chapter 9, that we see his wife trying to get to the hospital to see him and has a terrible accident that ultimately kills her. The lack of conventional chronology affected the way I would interpret the crash and the wife dying.
Life, Blood, Faith, Life, Love, Blood are what make up this River which can was away pain and suffering by embracing Jesus’ sacrifice because Jesus already did the suffering for those who accept it. The preacher submerges the young boys head in this River and the young boy is not the same. The second instance of literal baptism is the young boy attempting to baptize himself. This ends with him being swept away as an antagonist is seen running toward him, perhaps in an attempt to save him. This antagonist runs to the boy struggling in the river because the antagonist did not accept any of his numerously attempted baptisms he saw the boy as drowning in the river.
While on the plane he vomits blood with black specks in it. Things get worse until he eventually dies a painful death when his internal organs fail and he bleeds out. Monet’s autopsy is that of someone who has been dead for days even though he only died hours ago. Some of the doctors who were treating Monet become infected and die as well, showing us how infectious and dangerous this virus is. The virus is so dangerous because it is not a normal virus.
He probably was planning to have a great time, but it was too late once he lifted off. His fall came at the point when he crashed his plane, causing his death. This caused for the recognition of most people, especially his family, being devastated by his death. Even though most were sad for him, he was not qualified to fly, along with many other circumstances leading to his death. This situation displays a motif of tragedy within the Kennedy family.