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    Slaughterhouse-FiveVonnegut. It lays out the experiences Billy Pilgrim, an assistant to a chaplain, has during the Second World War. Vonnegut served in the United States Army during the war and some of the events described in the novel are based on real experiences. Central among these events is the firebombing of Dresden which Vonnegut experienced and survived. The narrator gives the main elements of the story in the form of flashbacks. He focuses on the character of Billy Pilgrim who is weary of the war and gets involved

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    Is Billy Pilgrim sane or insane? Are his time travels real or are they only in his mind? Name: Pengcheng Fu Student ID: 200362667 01/04 “Slaughterhouse-Five” is an anti-war novel. It describes a flesh-and-blood world. Main character is Billy Pilgrim, he is a time traveler in this book, his first name Billy is from the greatest novelist in the USA in 19 century’s novel “Billy Budd” ; and his last name is from “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. Differently,

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    hardships during and as a result of his time in the military, including World War II, which he portrays through the protagonist of Slaughterhouse-Five, Billy Pilgrim. Slaughterhouse-Five, however, not only introduces these military experiences and the internal conflicts that follow, but also alters the chronological sequence in which they occur. Billy is an optometry student that gets drafted into the military and sent to Luxembourg to fight in the Battle of Bulge against Germany. Though he remains

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    Billy Pilgrim as a Saint or Nutcase in Slaughterhouse Five Billy is a nut, he's just plain bonkers. For started Billy has a history of mental problems he has been institutionalized twice. The first time was when he father died this was while he was in training, before he went off to war. The second time was when he came back from the war. Plus he had the head injury from the plane crash. He only started talking about the Tralfamadorians after the plane. And it's odd that every thing about

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    Slaughterhouse Five explores various time points and phases of Billy Pilgrim’s life to express certain viewpoints to his audience. Vonnegut uses the theme of time travel to criticize the societal belief that free will exists. There are many examples of satire and social criticism in the novel Slaughterhouse Five. The first, and therefore the main topic that Vonnegut satirizes is the absurdity of our society and time travel. Absurdity helps validate foolish and immoral/wicked behavior. Kurt Vonnegut

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    The Life of Billy Pilgrim in Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade Marked by two world wars and the anxiety that accompanies humanity's knowledge of the ability to destroy itself, the Twentieth Century has produced literature that attempts to depict the plight of the modern man living in a modern waste land. If this sounds dismal and bleak, it is. And that is precisely why the dark humor of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. shines through our post-modern age. The devastating bombing

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    Billy Pilgrim as a Christ Figure in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse Five After reading the novel, Slaughterhouse Five, written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., I found my self in a sense of blankness. The question I had to ask myself was, "Poo-tee-weet?"(Vonnegut p. 215). Yet, the answer to my question, according to Vonnegut was, "So it goes"(Vonnegut p.214). This in fact would be the root of my problems in trying to grasp the character of Billy Pilgrim and the life, in which he leads throughout the

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    in Dresden as a prisoner of war. We realize that it's taken him long time to come up with this book because of all of the imagery that he can't seem to portray his writing. Spurts I missed of the story is Billy Pilgrim, here is an optometrist who was later drafted into world war two. Before Billy shipped overseas, his dad dies in a hunting accident. He begins his war career in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, where he is immediately taken prisoner behind German lines. Just before he is captured

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    What is The Meaning of Free Will in Life

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    illustrates the absurdity of no free will in Pilgrim’s world through the book’s nonlinear structure and unorganized plot. The novel is constructed as a series of inconsistent flashbacks and future incidents through the eyes of the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim. Billy Pilgrim is able to time-travel to the past and future, but without any control over his peculiar ability. He can constantly travels through any moment in time without controlling it. Instead of free will existing, the notion of predestination and

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    the victim or the perpetrator. In Slaughterhouse-Five written by Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Pilgrim, the main character, is struggling with PTSD looking for a way to justify everything that occurred. This story reflects Kurt Vonnegut’s side effects from his war experience. As well as, explaining how trauma changes an individual’s circumstance in society. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut is about a man named Billy Pilgrim who becomes “unstuck in time” meaning he travels back and forth between key moments

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