Essay On Kurt Vonnegut

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My author Kurt Vonnegut is an American novelist. Vonnegut gained popularity in the 1960s when publishing his best-known work, Slaughterhouse-Five. He made a big difference in American literature by writing his novels with the characters looking for a meaning while also giving it a meaningless, out of this world type of feel. He is known for his profound humor; always mocking present-day 's society (Marvin 1). Vonnegut usually focuses on warfare and the human quantity for both the foolishness and unpleasant. Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 11, 1922. He was the third child of Kurt, an architect, and his wife Edith (Allen Vonnegutlibrary.com). Both of them had lost their fortunes after World War I (Marvin 2). In 1940, Vonnegut attend the University of Chicago to study biochemistry. After Pearl Harbor, Vonnegut changed his mind with what he wanted to do, so in March 1943 he entered the Army. He became a prisoner of war in the Battle of the Bulge, held in Dresden. He also experienced the Allied firebombing on February 13, 1945. When he got back from the war, he got married Jane Marie Cox and had three children; Mark, Edith and Nanette (Kurt Vonnegut …show more content…
The bombing happened on February 13-14, 1945; the British and Americans dropped explosives while flying by the city which was non-militarized. Most of the people killed were civilians, and it was almost twice as many people killed from the first atomic bomb. This caused over one hundred Americans become prisoners of war during the Battle of the Bulge and Kurt Vonnegut was one of them (Historical Context). His job for weeks after the bombing was to pick up the remains all around the city, that scared him for the rest of his life. But while he was in the war his mother committed suicide, so the war was more than a traumatic experience for Vonnegut (Kurt Vonnegut

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