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    Kurt Vonnegut and Slaughter House Five Kurt Vonnegut is one of the favorite dark humorists of the past century. Combining humor and poignancy, he has become one of the most respected authors of his generation. For twenty years, Kurt Vonnegut worked on writing his most famous novel ever: Slaughter House Five. The novelist was called "A laughing prophet of doom" by the New York Times, and his novel "a cause for celebration" by the Chicago Sun-Times. However, Vonnegut himself thought it was

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    Summary of Slaughter House Five Chapter One: The first chapter serves as an introduction in which Vonnegut directly addresses the reader, pointing out that the book is based on events that really occurred. He experienced first-hand the destruction of Dresden, during WWII, an event that he has never been able to put out of his mind. For twenty-three years, he has wanted to write about it. Vonnegut's attitude towards war becomes clear in this first chapter. He sees it as a totally futile occurrence

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    Slaughter House-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Slaughter house-Five, written by Kurt Vonnegut is a post modern novel, attempting to undermine the reader's expectations. The novel does not have smooth transitions from one event to the next. The reason is, because the novel reflects modern man's life. Since the novel is not smooth it is confusing. This is just like modern man's life, confusing. Another literary device is, it is difficult to follow. When the novel is hard to read the reader cannot enjoy and

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    Into the Past in Vonnegut's Slaughter House-Five In the spring of 1945, near the end of World War II, American and British bombers rained a hail of fire upon the city of Dresden, Germany. With an estimated 135,000 dead, Dresden is known as one of the deadliest attacks in History, nearly twice as many deaths than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Kurt Vonnegut was among the few who lived through the firestorm; he wrote a book about it in fact. Slaughter House-Five (1969) is a fictional recount

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    Views on War in Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five Many people returned from World War II with disturbing images forever stuck in their heads. Others returned and went crazy due to the many hardships and terrors faced. The protagonist in Slaughter-House Five, Billy Pilgrim, has to deal with some of these things along with many other complications in his life. Slaughter House Five (1968), by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., is an anti-war novel about a man’s life before, after and during the time he spent fighting

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    The Downside of War in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughter House Five Many people view soldiers in war to have nothing more than a duty that they must perform; so they see war as being outrageous or ridiculous. In the novel Slaughter House Five (1968),written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Billy Pilgrim, who is a soldier in World War II, is captured and becomes a prisoner of war. Billy is seen as the protagonist. He is moved to various prison camps until he finally ends up in Dresden. Dresden is bombed and

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    Slaughter House Five

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    Stress Disorder. This means that they become violent at times, start to cry for no apparent reason, or even start to have flashbacks that takes them back to the war they had been in. I believe that Billy Pilgrim has PTSD in the book Slaughterhouse Five and there are many ways that this becomes apparent throughout Kurt Vonnegut’s novel. The first reason which proves that Billy Pilgrim has PTSD is this quote from the book “He has seen his birth and death many times, he says, and pays random visits

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    The book Slaughterhouse Five by: Kurt Vonnegut is an anti-war book that has taken place during the years of 1945-1968 in the United States, but the book was originally published in 1969. Through the use of various themes Kurt Vonnegut explores the positive and negative impacts they have on humanity (values/morals/ethics). The exploration on themes also allows for the positive/negative values and morals of people become apparent. The books setting takes place around the timing of 1944–1945 concerns

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    Slaughter House Five was written by Kurt Vonnegut, during the year of nineteen sixty nine. It is a story centered on war, however unlike other war novels written during his time, his book is antiwar. In the story Billy the protagonist struggles through World War II and his free will is constantly overruled by fate. He also has an arduous time accepting the idea that people can suffer so much in life and be forced to do things they are not willing to do. This due to the fact that he can relate to

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    showed images of patriotic men fighting in the war. In reality, these “men” were just kids out of high school and some from college, not ready to fight battles in a war. Vonnegut tries to show this in his book by inserting passages throughout Slaughter House Five, to help explain this to his readers. By describing Billy’s poor body structure and inadequate clothing and tools, one can clearly see

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