Evil And Evil In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

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War is evil and the widespread of its evil can go beyond the battlefield, further than anyone imagines. Going into the lives of the soldiers who survive, tormenting them in ways that make death the easier choice. Yet this evil, is sometimes a necessary one, that can be justified by the balance of good it could bring to all of mankind. Over the years, war has certainly caused an enormous amount of evil in the lives of many people involved, such as the life of Billy Pilgrim. Depicted in the “Slaughterhouse-five” by Kurt Vonnegut as well as that of civilians. The murder of civilians is not admissible in any war. Acts of war are cataclysms caused by the distressed egotism of government officials. The absurdity of war is one that that is inadmissible and what war does to humanity transcends our imagination.
The novel by Kurt Vonnegut has the predominant themes of how war affects life. He tells the story of an anti-hero Billy Pilgrim. Billy’s horrible experiences in the war make him become the poster boy for what happens to people who go to a wars that has no justification. Vonnegut’s personal connection to the characters in the book allow him to explain the reactions and feelings said characters have when exposed
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War seems to be without worth in every instance, this is because even if the war has one of Russel’s justifications, human nature is to take things too far and commit preventable acts based on pride that makes war become mass-murder. Not only taking away the lives of the innocent but also taking away the lives of those who made it out. Just like Vonnegut’s overall idea of war, I too see that war doesn’t deserve a response. One can’t respond to war in any way humanly possible, we can only react to it. Despite all the possible justifications provided by Russel, I don’t see how anyone can refute the horrendous truth of war after reading a novel like

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