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An Analysis of Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions

- An Analysis of Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions Kilgore Trout is a struggling novelist that can only get his novels published in porn magazines. Dwayne Hoover is a fabulously well-to-do car salesman that is on the brink of insanity. They only meet once in their lives, but the entire novel, Breakfast of Champions (1973), is based on this one meeting. The meeting is brief, but that is all the author, Kurt Vonnegut, needs to express his message. In fact, it is quite crucial that the meeting starts and ends almost instantly....   [tags: Vonnegut Breakfast of Champions]

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Avoiding Reality in Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle

- Barry Diller once said, " This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful," implying that people would rather live within a created state of reality than to face what is ultimately true. Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle reveal the truth behind human ways, and how people avoid dealing with reality at all costs. Breakfast of Champions explains the way in which human tendencies are defense mechanisms, while Cat's Cradle proves that all truth is eventually lost because human ways are so warped....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions

- Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions Who would have ever thought the way a radioactive particle decays would relate to whether or not we have bad attitudes towards life. Who would have ever suspected that the structure of space-time would be so closely linked to whether or not we would marry rich wives. And who indeed would have ever expected that the properties of light might affect whether or not we go on homicidal rampages. Perhaps Kurt Vonnegut did. Could it be possible that a writer known more for his pictures of assholes than his knowledge of advanced physics actually centered some of the deepest concepts in his works on the philosophical implications of gen...   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Breakfast Essays]

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Comparing Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut

- Breakfast of Champions, written by Kurt Vonnegut, is a story of “two lonesome, skinny old men on a planet which was dying fast” (Vonnegut, P.17). One of these old men is Dwayne Hoover, a “fabulously well-to-do” Pontiac Dealer, and the other is Kilgore Trout, a “nobody” writer. This novel looks into their lives leading up to their meeting in Midland City. Life of Pi is a story that is framed by a fictional entry from the author, Yann Martel, who describes how he came to hear Piscine Molitor Patel’s story....   [tags: compare contrast essay]

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A Worn Path by Eudora Welty and Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

- As Kurt Vonnegut states in Breakfast of Champions, “Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes,” show that without symbols stories and even life is boring and not beautiful (. Everything need symbolic connections in order to become deep and beautiful. Eudora Welty’s short story “A Worn Path” show how greatly symbols help make stories become very beautiful and symbolic to a person. In “A Worn Path” an elderly women, Phoenix Jackson, is making a trip to town to get medicine for her grandson. All of the symbols in Welty story all help grow and turn “A Worn Path” into a beautifully written story....   [tags: literature, phoenix jackson]

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Breakfast of Champions

- Breakfast of Champions "Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery."(p.221) Introduction Breakfast of Champions; or Goodbye Blue Monday is Kurt Vonnegut's seventh novel. He wrote it in 1972, as he himself says, for his fiftieth birthday. It is Vonnegut's own parody of himself and his works. "The various themes and mannerisms that have animated the earlier novels are seen here in a grotesque, cartoon version of themselves," (Todd)....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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The Theme of Dehumanization in Breakfast of Champions

- The Theme of Dehumanization in Breakfast of Champions "Dear Sir, poor sir, brave sir: You are an experiment by the Creator of the Universe." (Vonnegut 259) Imagine if this was addressed to you. What an awful feeling of betrayal and loneliness you would no doubt get. But what if next you heard this. "You are the only creature in the entire Universe who has free will. You are the only one who has to figure out what to do next-and why. Everybody else is a robot, a machine." (Vonnegut 259) Surely you would feel like your entire existence was a big joke, one at your expense....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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Grain of Hope in Breakfast of Champions

- Grain of Hope in Breakfast of Champions “I think I am trying to clear my head of all the junk in there...the flags...I’m throwing out characters from my other books too. I’m not going to put on any more puppet shows.” This proud exclamation is made in the introduction of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions. It caught my attention and drew me to continue reading. The book continues to take the reader on a bizarre journey through the human mind. Our mental trip is made easier through Vonnegut’s childlike “artwork,” which mostly consists of underwear, guns, cows, and other odds and ends....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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Breakfast of Champions: Life With Others

- Breakfast of Champions: Life With Others       For anyone who has ever wondered what the meaning of life is, it is to be the eyes and ears of the Creator of the Universe, if one believes Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions (1973). In Breakfast of Champions the protagonist, Kilgore Trout, is a lonely science fiction writer who lives in a hole in the dredges of New York City. His only work published was "to give bulk to books and magazines of salacious pictures" ( 21). Finally catching his break, Trout is invited to the Midland City Arts Festival, home of Dwayne Hoover....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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Self Discovery in Breakfast of Champions

- Self Discovery in Breakfast of Champions                               In Brandon Boyd’s Make Yourself he states that “ if [he] hadn’t assembled [himself] than [he] would’ve fallen apart,” implying that if one does not take the time to understand and build his or her own values and morals then one will live in confusion and falter. Throughout Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions, Kilgore Trout goes through the process of realizing who he is and then learns to remain true to himself. At first Trout is a pessimist who strives to be heard....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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Breakfast of Champions: Plague of Unhappiness

- Breakfast of Champions: Plague of Unhappiness         "The motto of Dwayne Hoover's and Kilgore Trout's nation E pluribus unum, Out of Many One" (9). Out of many characters the narrator chooses one, Kilgore Trout, to achieve success. He and Dwayne Hoover are main characters in Kurt Vonnegut's novel Breakfast of Champions (1973). This book is a microcosm of modern American society. Every character symbolizes a different part of the society. The main characters, Dwayne and Kilgore, are symbols; Dwayne representing the successful family man and business person, and Kilgore representing the lonely and unsuccessful people of the world....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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Breakfast of Champions

- 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....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Breakfast of Champions

- Breakfast of Champions Have you ever read a book and enjoyed it, but once you were finished you wondered what it was really about. You wondered if the book had a deep meaning that you had to sit and think about or if the book was just for entertainment purposes only and had no meaning whatsoever. For me, Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was this type of book. Breakfast of Champions is a story about two men who are going to eventually meet each other at a festival for the arts. The story tells about their journey in detail and explains how each man perceives and reacts to society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Negative Portrayal of Women in Breakfast of Champions

- The Negative Portrayal of Women in Breakfast of Champions   Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions was written, as he says in the opening pages, "to clear my head of all the junk in there. . . . The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly" (5).  Though Vonnegut wrote this book over twenty years after Simone de Beauvoir made her assessment of women's place in the world, his searing social critique shows that the position of women has not changed much, that they are still the "Others" in relation to men.  A flawed society contributes to the situation, but Vonnegut shows that misplaced priorities, foolish behavior, and s...   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Kurt Vonnegut as Social Critic

- Kurt Vonnegut as Social Critic          Those who write on the human condition are often philosophers who write with convoluted language that few can understand. Kurt Vonnegut, however, focuses on the same questions, and provides his own personal answers with as much depth as that of the must educated philosopher. He avoids stilted language typical of philosophers, using shorter sentences, less complex vocabulary, humorous tangents, and outrageous stories to get his point across. With this style, Vonnegut presents the age-old question "How do we as humans live in this world?" in a manner appealing and understandable to the less educated mass....   [tags: Works of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five

- In a world that has become callous to cruelty and harshness, authors began to develop characters which embodied those who were struggling to cope with growing inhumanity and impassivity. Such authors are as postmodernists. Fragmentation and paradoxes characterize their novels. Within postmodernism, the use of science fiction allows the writer to demonstrate worldviews while avoiding the imposition of perverted casualty upon the subject. One author who has mastered the era of postmodernism is Kurt Vonnegut....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut]

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The Satirical Writing of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- The Satirical Writing of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Considered to be one of America's imaginative, original, and talented contemporary writers, Kurt Vonnegut has treated readers to such wonderful works of literature as Slaughterhouse-five and Breakfast of Champions. Most of his many novels, short stories, and plays criticize various wrongs of society. Vonnegut's work is often humorous and light-hearted, mixing settings of fantasy with everyday situations of life. Deeper themes concerning the welfare of society are clearly evident in his satire....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Kilgore Trout as Kurt Vonnegut's Alter Ego

- Kilgore Trout as Kurt Vonnegut's Alter Ego In 1922, two residents of Indianapolis, Indiana had a son who would later become one of the premiere writers in 20th century American literature. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born to Edith and Kurt Sr. on November 11, 1922. He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1940, attended Cornell University for a year, then joined the army. He fought in World War II and was captured by the Germans in 1944. As a Prisoner of War, he lived through the firebombing of Dresden, an event which inspired his acclaimed novel, Slaughterhouse-Five....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Coping Mechanisms in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

- People react differently to tragedies: some mourn, some speak up, and some avoid the sorrow. In Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut suggests the danger and inhumanity of turning away from the discomfort by introducing Billy Pilgrim as someone who is badly affected by the aftermath of the Dresden bombing, and the Tralfamadorians as the aliens who provide an easy solution to Billy. It is simpler to avoid something as tragic as death, but Vonnegut stresses the importance of confronting it. Vonnegut, like many artists, expresses his ideas through his creations....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five]

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Biography of Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born to third-generation German American parents in the city of Indianapolis, year 1922, November 11th. While at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Vonnegut was heavily involved with the school’s daily newspaper, the first and only daily high school newspaper in our nation. During his time at Cornell University, Vonnegut became the school paper’s senior editor. World War II then began, and so Vonnegut joined our nation’s armed forces. Mother’s Day came in 1944, and during this time while Vonnegut was home on leave, his mother committed suicide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Night

- Life is a Snake which Bites its Tail Vonnegut uses the cyclical nature of life to counteract the perceived definitive nature of it. Vonnegut believes that all real life events, history, and time are circular; they have no determinable beginning or end. Each of Vonnegut’s novels stresses the notion that life is cyclical. In Breakfast of Champions, Vonnegut states that time, “Is a serpent which eats its tail” (205). This imagery shows Vonnegut’s depiction of time as a circle. According to Vonnegut time has no beginning, middle, or end, thus it is impossible to depict it in any linear form....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Kurt Vonnegut ]

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The 's Night, She Let Us Watch A Charlie Chaplain Movie

- In the final months of my sophomore year at Slidell High School, I was excelling in many of my classes. I made the decision to enroll in A.P. English for my junior year. I was extremely eager for my love of literature to begin. The teacher who convinced me to join AP English was named Dr. Schneider. She had long blonde hair as well as a nasally voice with a thick Saint Bernard accent. Dr. Schneider was an all-around fun teacher. When we were finished reading Elie Wiesel’s Night, she let us watch a Charlie Chaplain movie the next day entitled The Great Dictator, which was a satirical film about World War Two....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five

- Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five Every so often, a person comes along and encompasses the meaning of a generation. This person will capture everything people want to say, and then word it so well that his or her name becomes legendary. The sixties was an era with many of these people, each with his or her own means of reaching the people. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., armed with a typewriter and a motive, was amongst those that defined the sixties....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Slaughterhouse Five, By Kurt Vonnegut

- Most novels are not able to adequately present two distinct themes that oppose each other; Slaughterhouse-Five is not most novels. It is unique in almost every way, especially with respect to its themes. In Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut develops, to the surprise of the reader, the themes of both the necessity of the concept of free will and its illusion. While these themes seem to contradict each other, they are also complimentary. Kurt Vonnegut’s unique writing style enables the reader to perceive both of these themes in the text....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Breakfast Club '

- The Breakfast Club is a movie that features five students in a high school. The setting occurs at the Shermer High School on Saturday morning. Four of the students were required to come as a punishment of their wrongdoings, however, the fifth student came just because she “didn’t have anything to do”. They will be assigned to write an essay about who they are but instead they’ll embark on a journey of knowing each other. Among the five students, Andrew Clarke is the athlete, Allison Reynolds is the basket case, Claire Standish is the princess, Bryan Johnson is the brain and John Bender is the criminal....   [tags: The Breakfast Club, John Hughes]

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The Breakfast Club : Interpersonal Concepts

- The Breakfast Club demonstrates the interpersonal concepts “I-It” and “I-Thou” as it follows students whose immediate reaction is to treat each other as nothing more than the stereotypical person their titles assume them to be; however, as the film progresses and the characters begin to develop friendships, the characters abandon the stereotypes and begin to look at each other as individuals who have unique personalities and stories. In the film The Breakfast Club, five students attending Shermer High School are placed in Saturday detention by Vice Principal Vernon....   [tags: The Breakfast Club, John Hughes]

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The Breakfast Club By John Hughes

- In the film The Breakfast Club, written by John Hughes, a group of five high school students find themselves forced to attend eight hours of detention on Saturday. As each student arrives at Shermer High School for detention, the audience can see that each character attending detention represents an obvious high school stereotype. The jock, the criminal, the nerd, the princess and the basket case feel as if they could not be more different. Throughout the day as they talk and learn more about each other, two characters, Claire Standish and Allison Reynolds, realize they have a lot more in common than they initially thought....   [tags: The Breakfast Club, John Hughes]

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The Breakfast Club By John Hughes

- In the early 1980s the movie, The Breakfast Club, which was directed and produced by John Hughes was released to the public. This movie is about how five teenage kids, all coming from different financial backgrounds, each from different cliques yet all are spending their Saturday in high school detention. The characters include Claire the preppy, well off girl, Andrew the varsity athlete, Brain the little nerdy boy who seems to come from a normal working class family, then there is Allison the girl known as the basket case, and lastly there is Bender....   [tags: High school, Adolescence, The Breakfast Club]

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The Breakfast Club By John Hughes

- Directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club is a film that portrays the social conflicts students face during high school. Set in Shermer, Illinois five students attend detention on a Saturday and are required to write an essay about themselves and “who they think they are” (The Breakfast Club). Over the length of the day the five students, who are all extremely different, become closer. They become closer by talking, breaking the rules, and standing up for each other. By the end of the movie the students have written one essay breaking the stereotypes they fit in to....   [tags: The Breakfast Club, John Hughes, Shermer]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Breakfast Club '

- The Breakfast Club A high school criminal is a stereotype that never has friend and always annoys the others because of their mutinous acts. In fact, a high school cannot be a high school if it is lacked of the presence of this stereotype. In this essay, I want to talk about John Bender – the criminal, the one I think to have the most complicated nature and to be the most honest person in the club. The question I often wonder is that whether John Bender comes off as an asshole, or a necessity for personal growth....   [tags: The Breakfast Club, John Hughes, High school]

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The Breakfast Club, By John Hughes

- “We 're going to try something a little different today. We are going to write... an essay... of not less than a thousand words... describing to me who you think you are,” stated Richard Vernon, the teacher that started it all. The teacher that put 5 different students with different personalities in the same saturday morning detention. The 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, directed and written by John Hughes talked about a lot of touchy subjects. From family to friends, from loving and wanting to be loved, and finding out who you are in the middle of helping others with their issues, The Breakfast Club is a movie worth watching over and over again....   [tags: The Breakfast Club, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy]

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The Breakfast Club By John Hughes

- The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985) is a film in which focuses on the stereotypes of teenagers within high school and the difficulties that are faced during this period of their lives. The film is based on a group of five young adults who have never met before, and are in Saturday detentions for varied reasons. They are asked to write a thousand word essay in which they have to describe who they think they are, but instead refuse to do so. Due to this, they get bored and it permits for them to bond and share experiences, beliefs and values....   [tags: The Breakfast Club, John Hughes, Emilio Estevez]

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The Breakfast Club By John Hughes

- How is the meaning of your text informed by broader contextual factors such as institution, cultural and historical context. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985) is a film in which focuses on the stereotypes of teenagers within high school and the difficulties that are faced during this period of their lives. The film is based on a group of five young adults who have never met before, and are in Saturday detentions for varied reasons. They are asked to write a thousand word essay in which they have to describe who they think they are, but instead refuse to do so....   [tags: The Breakfast Club, John Hughes, Emilio Estevez]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- Slaughterhouse-Five, written by Kurt Vonnegut, is an anti-war book about the firebombing of Dresden, which the author witnessed in World War II. In the book, the reader is introduced with the main character Billy Pilgrim, who seems to have come "unstuck in time," rendering him the ability to travel or relive the past, present, and future (Vonnegut). Billy learns later on, from an alien race named the Tralfamadorians, that all time exists simultaneously. Vonnegut begins the book, however, with anecdotes from when he was just starting to write the book and how writing it led him to develop new ideas on war....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut is an anti-war historical fiction novel about the bombings of Dresden, Germany in 1945 at the end of World War II. Slaughterhouse-Five succeeds as a historical fiction novel because it is fictional and imaginative but also set in the past, rooted in factual information about that time period and the events that took place in Dresden. Much of the historical information in Slaughterhouse-Five is considered eye-witness information because the novel is semi-autobiographical because Kurt Vonnegut was a prisoner of war in Dresden and he also survived the fire bombings....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse-Five depicted that war is not going to be ever justified because innocent lives are always compromised. The text has three themes: the destructiveness of war, the illusion of free will and inevitable death. Destructiveness of War For the setting of the story, Dresden was juxtaposed Trafalmador. The former was hell on Earth and the latter, heaven. After Dresden was bombed and the soldiers emerge out of a slaughterhouse, Dresden was devastated. According to Vonnegut, it was clear that the intention was to kill everyone in Dresden....   [tags: literary analysis, kurt vonnegut]

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Slaughterhouse 5 By Kurt Vonnegut

- When I read Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut I was not quiet sure how I was going to be able to complete a paper on the book. Slaughterhouse 5 was a very intense and emotional book. I was not sure how I was going to explain how I felt about the book with full emotion without giving a summary on it. I felt stuck until you came to class and read us a paper that you are very proud of. At first when you read it I was not sure how your paper related to a book then once you finished reading your paper it hit me, I then knew what I was going to write this paper about in order to talk about Slaughterhouse 5....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Kurt Vonnegut]

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How Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

- Even though all of the presenters did a great job with their speeches one speech that stood out to me was Gianna’s speech on the benefits of breakfast. What I like about her presentation was that as soon as she said the title of her speech I was instantly interested. I am someone who often skips breakfast so learning about reasons why I should not skip it was a very interesting topic to me. She spoke about her own experiences with the topic to establish credibility and did a really good job previewing what she was going to talk about....   [tags: Audience theory, Audience, Granola, Breakfast]

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Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

- In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, a fictional character named Bill Pilgrim is used to depict the various themes about life and war. Vonnegut went through some harsh times in Dresden, which ultimately led to him writing about the tragedies and emotional effects that come with war. By experiencing the war first handed, Vonnegut is able to make a connection and relate to the traumatic events that the soldiers go through. Through the use of Billy Pilgrim and the other characters, Vonnegut is able show the horrific affects the war can have on these men, not only during the war but after as well....   [tags: literary analysis, kurt vonnegut]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- One of my favorite books is Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and I think that it is an excellent example of finding order in disorder. Vonnegut uses the main character, Billy, and the Tralfamadorians’ sense of time, to find order in the chaos that was the bombing of Dresden. Vonnegut has given me a new outlook on my life heading into the future and has helped me to find order in the chaos that is life’s misfortunes. Vonnegut starts off the book by saying “I thought it would be easy for me to write about the destruction of Dresden.” This is important because Vonnegut is acknowledging that he can’t just write about what happened to him during Dresden because “There is nothing intelligent t...   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Death]

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Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s short story “Harrison Bergeron” was created during the time frame of the Civil Rights Movement and the Cold War and encompasses the definition of the word satire. Though the story itself is set in the distant future, the year 2081, one can see the influence of the past in this dark satirical portrayal of an American society. The author satirizes the very elements he was exposed to in his own environment and lifetime. Vonnegut mocks forced ideas of equality, power structures, and oppression, ideas that were prevalent and thriving in the atmosphere of his time of writing “Harrison Bergeron”....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut, Dystopia]

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Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was alive during a time in which he saw his parents being greatly affected by the Depression. His father lost his business and his mother would later overdose on prescription pills. Kurt was also drafted and served in World War Two. During this time he was also taken as a prisoner of war. He and his fellow inmates narrowly escaped an attack on the camp. When the camp was bombed the prisoners of war were being kept in a meat locker of a slaughterhouse that was sixty feet underground....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut, Dystopia]

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Harrison Bergeron, By Kurt Vonnegut

- The short story "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut epitomizes what solid convictions can make people do and where this, thusly, can lead society to. The inventors of this general public firmly trust that the fundamental driver of friction is contrast among individuals. This solid conviction makes them take great measures to make everybody in the general public equivalent. As indicated by them, a definitive perfect world is the place each individual is equivalent. Be that as it may, as demonstrated further in the paper, their error of the expressions "fairness" and "joy" drives the general public well on a descending way to being an oppressed world....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Dystopia]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- How has Slaughterhouse Five borrowed from other texts to emphasize the theme of war. The novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut is a narrative about a man named Billy Pilgrim. Billy participates in World War II and the novel follows his life and focuses on his reaction to the war and his travels to an extraterrestrial planet called Tralfamadore. Many speculate that this book reflects Vonnegut’s feelings about war and have drawn parallels between Vonnegut and Billy Pilgrim. Kurt Vonnegut has the characters read various texts throughout Slaughterhouse Five to emphasize his feelings about war....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five

- Critic Roland Barthes has stated that “Literature is the question minus the answer.” In literature, the author of a story always presents a central question and several themes. The readers of a story are forced to create their own opinions and interpretations about the themes of the book in order to answer the central question. In Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, the story introduces the central question: Is war a result of humanity’s fate or humanity’s free will. The author’s treatment of this question is important to the reader’s understanding of the work as a whole both literally and figuratively by allowing for the development of several important themes throughout the story....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five

- “How nice – to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive” (Vonnegut 50). In Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut introduces the genuine danger war implements on the innocent minds of soldiers by introducing Billy Pilgrim as a prisoner and Dresden bombing survivor. Kurt Vonnegut’s anti-war novel appropriates around a science fiction theme where Billy Pilgrim becomes “unstuck” in time. This allows Billy to experience his life disorderly. "Billy is spastic in time, has no control over where he is going next, and the trips aren 't necessarily fun....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Slaughterhouse Five, By Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut has built a universe for Billy Pilgrim in Slaughterhouse-Five where Billy’s cruel, unforgiving reality is contrasted by a philosophical utopia where he has learned to operate without the pains of being human. Within this self-described ‘telegraphic’ and ‘schizophrenic’ novel, Vonnegut manages to swing the reader halfway across the galaxy to a planet inhabited by a plunger-like race called the Tralfamadorians, take them into the harrowing depths of a POW camp, and show you a man who is increasingly coming undone at the seams after having lived with the psychological terrors of the Dresden bombing....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- In Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut tries to make sense of a seemingly meaningless world by creating a novel whose narrative is more a conjunction of events instead of a linear story. Vonnegut beings his novel with a confession about why he wrote this book, he starts, “all this happened more or less” (Vonnegut 1). As a reader it is alarms are signaled when the author themselves makes an omission about the reality of the tale about to be told. He spends the first chapter giving an autobiographical view into what shaped his life and how this book needed to be written....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- In his satirical novel Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut details the amusing, awful, and absurd happenings in the life of Billy Pilgrim. Not only does Vonnegut entertain the reader with the story of Billy Pilgrim, but he also conveys to the reader his own ideas including the irrationality of war and the concept of fatalism, all with a humorous tone. The entire novel, including its themes and its comedy, can be encapsulated in the scene in which Billy Pilgrim, having been placed in the prison compound for captured British soldiers, goes outside at night and unknowingly wanders to the latrine....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- In his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut dips his words in satire and sprinkles them with hidden themes that can only be understood if one takes the necessary steps to seek them out. Upon dissecting these themes, I have come to find Vonnegut’s novel as one that unveils the mediocre reality of how society acts and thinks and offers suggestions on how the it should actually be. Such themes are also found in other pieces of literature, that when compared, evoke a better understanding of Slaughterhouse-Five....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kilgore Trout]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- Slaughterhouse-Five “So it Goes”: Someone breaks something. So it goes. Somebody dies. So it goes. Throughout Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Slaughterhouse-five”, “so it goes” was stated 106 times expressing the general sense of acquiescence to the way things are. The author made that the catchphrase to show that bad things that occur should be accepted, because there is nothing that can be done to change it, bringing in the idea of fate. Vonnegut made very big examples of using “so it goes” with people that went through these types of events, the Tralfamadorians that the main character Billy Pilgrim encountered, and the story from the Gideon bible that was alluded to in the novel....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- In the 1960s, music and literature were commonly used to promote anti-war messages. People used novels, pamphlets, and songs, among other things, to get their opinions out into the world. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut is considered one of these anti-war novels, “one of the greatest anti-war novels ever written” (The Folio Society) in fact, though it is not necessarily one of them. It tells the tale of war, without heroes; however, many individuals still consider it an anti-war novel because of this hero-less portrayal....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- 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....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- In Slaughterhouse Five written by Kurt Vonnegut, the plot focuses on a man who tends to regress back to his childhood, and earlier life using three important themes. These important themes are the destructiveness of war, the illusion of free will, and the importance of sight. In this novel, Kurt Vonnegut reflects on his experiences in the war in 1945 as a prisoner of war. This man is named Billy Pilgrim. Billy Pilgrim is a former prisoner of war who tends to be stuck in the same mindset as before....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kilgore Trout, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, he talks about World War II and the bombing of Dresden. He writes about this historical event through the character Billy Pilgrim, Billy is drafted into the army at age twenty-one during World War II. He is captured and sent to Luxembourg and then later Dresden as a prisoner. Throughout the novel Vonnegut constantly ridiculous Billy. He describes Billy as a character that has no individualism and no choice in anything that happens in his life. Billy is used to show that everything happens because of fate....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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The Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- After I read the “Slaughterhouse-Five” (Kurt Vonnegut, 1969), I found it interesting that the author wrote this satirical novel about World War II experiences using time travel. Even though the time travel makes the story look chaotic and confused, I believe the author had deep meaning about the time travel. Also, the author uses a lot of black humor to critical the war. In our world today, there are still some wars especially in the Middle East. I think that really not good for developing and have much more bad effect for people who live around the war....   [tags: World War II, War, Want, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut Junior is a praised author as well as a veteran of World War II, his well-known novel, Slaughterhouse Five, allowing him to put his experiences of the war into writing, though it’s much more fictionalized than one would think. Slaughterhouse Five is an anti-war novel that comments on various topics of war; how war desensitized soldiers to death (both during the war and post-war), the gruesome daily life the prisoners of wars carried, and indirect advocation against the Vietnam War....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- “Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.” Stated Abraham Lincoln. That quotes applies to Slaughterhouse-Five because even when you think you have conquered something and achieve the victory doesn’t mean that it will last long. Billy Pilgrim is the protagonist of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. anti-war novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. Billy Pilgrim is non-heroic in the anti-war novel which makes the theme of the book Slaughterhouse-Five a man who is “unstuck” in time. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut is an anti-war novel....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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`` Harrison Bergeron, By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- In “Harrison Bergeron,” Kurt Vonnegut Jr. paints a picture of a society that is made equal by handicapping the citizens. Vonnegut’s bizarre writing style exaggerates the truth, but is appropriate for the topic at hand. His satire writing has his audience really think about what image he is portraying of this crazy world where everyone one is equal, and how bizarre the idea is. The government handicaps everyone–no one looks better, has any talents, or intelligence, so all the people are equal, leaving the government with the upper hand....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Dystopia]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's ' Harrison Bergeron '

- In "Harrison Bergeron", Kurt Vonnegut investigates the topic of constrained balance in American culture not long from now. Vonnegut makes a world in which all living individuals are equivalent in all ways. He concentrates on making uniformity by changing excellence, quality, and knowledge rather than managing race, religion, and sex, the genuine issues of correspondence in the public eye. He composes this story to instruct the lesson that all individuals are not equivalent, but instead, they all have qualities and shortcomings making each exceptionally person....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Dystopia]

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The, By And Antigone By Kurt Vonnegut Jr, And `` Antigone ``

- The natural drive to remain alive is exhibited by all living things. It is the very foundation of human nature, and it seems every effort is made to preserve life. However, occasionally an individual will knowingly and confidently walk to their own death. Sacrificial rebellion is a phenomenon well illustrated in the works "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, and "Antigone" by the philosopher and poet Sophocles. Why is it that the characters Harrison and Antigone willing to die for their ideals or values....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Dystopia]

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Analysis Of `` Harrison Bergeron ' By Kurt Vonnegut

- Short stories throughout time have come with many different purposes. Authors have used them to entertain readers, to give insight into their own mind, and to make commentaries on society in general in many cases. An author widely renowned for his use of short stories to achieve the latter goal is Kurt Vonnegut, especially known for his social satire “Harrison Bergeron”, which he used as a commentary on both authoritarian governments and people who believed in creating “true” equality through leveling....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut, Dystopia]

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`` Harrison Bergeron `` By Kurt Vonnegut Junior

- Abraham Lincoln once stated “These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This is, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have it.” It is widely believed that fairness cannot be achieved without placing parameters upon others. This idea destroys our differing perceptions of what it means to shape a “fair” community. Equality and fairness often coincide, and with that, their respective definitions are commonly misinterpreted. In “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Junior, it is essential for the reader to acknowledge that one 's perspective of an ideal society reflects their measure of self-worth, because it affects the way we interpret events in our daily...   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Dystopia]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Dystopian World

- Set one hundred and twenty years in the future, Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian world short story “Harrison Bergeron” is about the outcome of what happens when the government takes over due to people in society pleading for equality. Ranging from physical looks to one’s intelligence, it seems that people are continually unsatisfied with themselves when compared to others. However, there is one boy who refuses to conform to the laws set in place by the Handicapper General. Harrison Bergeron is that boy....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Dystopia]

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Cat 's Cradle By Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle is a novel showing the effortless dissolve of the world if we live by science or religion alone. Albert Einstein said, “All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree.” From the beginning of the novel the author is saying that religion is all made of lies, but lies are the tree from which religion, as well as science, stem from. This novel plays with the idea of creating and inventing. Through innovation, mishap, and ultimately failure science and religion become one in Cat’s Cradle....   [tags: Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut, Bokononism]

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Critique of The Breakfast Club

- Critique of The Breakfast Club Breakfast Club is a comedy that was released in 1985. It was written, produced and directed by John Hughes. It’s about five teenage students from different social groups when forced to spend a Saturday together in detention they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock, Emilio Estevez, a stoner, Judd Nelson, a princess, Molly Ringwald, a basket case, Ally Sheedy, and a brain, Anthony Michael Hall, talk about everything from parental tension to sex to peer pressure to hurtful stereotypes while serving the eight hours in a library....   [tags: The Breakfast Club Movies Film Essays]

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Harrison Bergeron Is Written By Kurt Vonnegut

- The short story Harrison BERGERON is written by Kurt Vonnegut. This work of science fiction is a satire about an egalitarian society in the future where the government has made amendments to the United States constitution, so that everyone is equal. The force equality is enforced by United States Handicapper General by a woman named Diana Moon Glampers. People who are beautiful are forced to wear ugly masks to hide their beauty. Those who are strong and athletic are forced to wear heavy bags that are filled with lead balls to make them weaker....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut, Dystopia]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Harrison Bergeron

- Ever since our ancestors first began to diverge on the evolutionary tree there has been prejudice along with fear or hatred of those who are different, both of the aforementioned feelings are the flu of beliefs, as both hatred of dissimilar and the prejudice that comes with it can greatly harm people when it goes unchecked for too long. It’s one of humankind’s greatest accomplishments, considering that it never leaves, and that it is always seeming to ruin everything. Many works have tried to encapsulate what prejudice is or what it feels like, be it fact or fiction, though few really get the sensation across in the way that actually experiencing it does....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Burma]

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Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut 's Harrison Bergeron

- Many times it is easy for a reader to identify the specific writing style of a piece, but people rarely analyze how the style is communicated. Style can be communicated through tactics such as juxtaposition. The use of this tactic propels the author’s writing style and many times reveals an underlying message that the writer is attempting to convey to their audience. In Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut concerns himself with the issue of the destruction of free speech rights by the equal rights movement in the 1950’s and early 1960’s and communicates his feelings toward the issue through a satirical writing style and juxtaposition....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five

- Kurt Vonnegut’s Voice, Cohesion, and Rhythm in Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-five (1969) has been acclaimed by scholars for decades specifically for Vonnegut’s iconic, albeit unusual use of voice, cohesion, and rhythm. In Slaughterhouse-five Vonnegut uses a very unique voice that has come to define most of Vonnegut’s work, specifically his use of dark humor, meta-fiction, informality, disassociation; and the famous line, “So it goes” that appears 106 times in the novel. Vonnegut’s cohesion, or more accurately lack thereof, is unique to Slaughterhouse-five as the story is told in a nonlinear order that uses various flashbacks, time travel, and “sticking” in and out of tim...   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, Black comedy]

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Free Will, Warfare, Slaughterhouse Five, By Kurt Vonnegut

- Free Will and Warfare in Slaughterhouse Five Slaughterhouse Five is an oddly charming, anti-war book with a rather relevant historical background written by Kurt Vonnegut, who experienced first hand the events in Dresden during World War II. Vonnegut was a prisoner in Dresden, Germany, and at the time Dresden was a relatively defenseless and militarily bleak city. "The city was fire bombed so successfully (and senselessly) that 135,000 civilians were killed in the violent fire storm" (McKean). The suffering in Dresden was so horrible that writers, artists and historians have had a hard time conveying how horrible it actually was....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Blind Faith in Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

- In current society, critical thinking can be sparse. It is unusual that people question the traditions they have grown up with. Although this ignorance can be safe and simple, its outcome is ultimately problematic. In the satire Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut proves that undiscerning belief in anything will inevitably end in tragedy. Vonnegut demonstrates this using sensitive topics such as Science and Religion. In the present day, society depends on Science greatly; it supplies jobs, provides technology capable of saving lives, and furthers our society in many positive ways....   [tags: literary analysis, kurt vonnegut]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five

- What would happen if one possessed the ability to travel through time without any limitations. What kind of person this person would become. Time travel has been one of most thrilling topics in the science fiction novels. Questions about time travel always provoke readers’ deliberate thinking about their own lives. Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five has been always a popular book that probes into these questions about time travel. In the book, the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim, is a World War II veteran who “has come unstuck in time”....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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An Analysis Of Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

- An Analysis of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Karol T. Bista ENH 110 Mr. M. W. Hickman October 12, 2015 An Analysis of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five features numerous characters, some of which are major, and others minor. Primarily, the major characters, in no particular order, starts off with Billy Pilgrim, arguably the main character and hero of the book itself. Billy Pilgrim is almost like a funny looking, ragdoll or tool-like character during the course of the book....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Repressive Society in Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut

- The story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut is120 years in the future, which allows us to more easily accept some of the bizarre events that happen in the story such as when the character Harrison Bergeron is dancing with a ballerina and there is no law of gravity and motion, so they can almost touch the studio ceiling which is thirty feet high. The author emphasizes in his work themes such as freedom, mind manipulation, the American dream, and media influence, also the opposition between strength and weakness and knowledge and ignorance....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Social Identity in the Breakfast Club

- Social Identity in the Breakfast Club Breakfast Club film contained a wide variety of behavior and stereotypes. Each person had their on personality and taste at the beginning of the film. I believe that communication played the biggest part in the movie. It shows the way that people from totally different backgrounds can communicate and even agree on issues. The various types of communication and behaviors within the film will be discussed. Key terms will be pointed out and highlighted, as well as described in relation to the examples extracted from the film....   [tags: Movie Film Breakfast Club Identities Essays]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's An American Writer

- Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short fictional story called Harris Bergeron. He was an American writer that was known for his science fiction stories and has since passed. Kurt Vonnegut had a terrible life that included the suicide of his mother, losing his sister to cancer and was a survivor of the Dresden bombing. This short story takes place in the future around the year 2081. Due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments under the law, everyone is treated as an equal. With that being said, no one is prettier, smarter or stronger than anyone else....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Armie Hammer]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five

- War novels often depict a war hero facing off against an enemy, with a winner on the other side. However, Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse Five takes an opposite approach to the telling of a war story. The narrator uses the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim, to display his own anti-war sentiment. Vonnegut’s style of writing as well as his characters help to portray the effect of war on individuals and society as a whole. As the narrator states at the beginning, “there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre” (19)....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, World War II]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five

- War in itself can affect many people in many different ways, wives take on twice the responsibility, and mothers mourn the loss of their child’s innocence. At the time of this novel there had been no research on what happens when you return from war. Kurt Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse-Five touches on how it is to deal with this mental illness before it was diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder. The author uses science fiction’s raw intensity to alter Billy Pilgrim’s imagination after he returns from the war....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five

- Imagine experiencing the events of your life in a random order. How would you view your life if it seemed more like a collection of moments rather than a story. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, Billy Pilgrim is a chaplain’s assistant during World War II who claims to be "unstuck in time." Billy seemingly jumps from one moment in his life to the next without his control or consent. Billy also believes that aliens, known as Tralfamadorians, abducted him. These events may seem silly considering all of the serious and grim experiences that Billy faces in the war, but they are far from comical....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Time travel]

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