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Vonnegut begins the novel with a warning. His first chapter subtly warns us that Slaughterhouse-Five has been difficult for him to produce. "This one is a failure," he writes, "since it was written by a pillar of salt" (22; ch. 1). The irony of this statement is that by looking back in time Vonnegut accuses himself of idiocy, like Billy Pilgrim.
His parents where concerned about his future and wanted him to get a job, and further his education. Hemingway could not find anything he would be interested in. Hemingway often exaggerated his war stories to satisfy his audience. This frustrating period of his life was used to create the short story called, "Soldier's Home" (Meyer 115).Hemingway's story "Soldier's Home" con... ... middle of paper ... .... Hemingway's short stories, "Soldier's Home" and "Another Country" are used to show the damaging psychological and physical effects of World War I. Hemingway is able to explain these affects of war to his readers most effectively. This is because of his firsthand experience in his involvement in World War I.
The war transformed a simple man from Ilium, New York into a passive participant of his life. His life after his initial encounter with time travel is devoid of any real stability, and while the novel focuses on him, a sense of instability and a lack of certainty is a wide spread sentiment to anyone who encounters a war. The war doesn’t simply disappear after a treaty is sign... ... middle of paper ... ...terary career, but it also gives analysis of his most famous works including Slaughterhouse-Five. Since Vonnegut is a narrator of the book and his experience heavily influenced the novel, I thought it was important to look at his life and how it affected the novel. Vees-Gulani, Susanne.
Vonnegut is moved to Dresden and survives the bombing accidently because the pris... ... middle of paper ... ... served in World War II and became a prisoner of war after the Battle of the Bulge. Kurt Vonnegut creates a fiction character named Billy Pilgrim in his novel to tell his story of what happened to him as a prisoner of war in Germany. This novel shows us how Billy Pilgrim acts after the war and how it has affected him tremendously. For example, years after the war when his plane crashes, the Austrians who save him say something in German and Billy thinks he is back in Dresden. This is a sign that Billy is suffering from PTSD because remembering the events like it is happening in the present is one of the symptoms.