Slaughterhouse-Five Marianne Moore Analysis

Many of the poems, short stories, and novels we read are not clear-cut on what the author is trying to propose. Kurt Vonnegut and Marianne Moore begin their writing with a weird concept. They use first person in their first line or chapter and then switch to third person. This left many people including me questioning the point. Vonnegut and Moore share some similar features in their writings, but also have their own reasoning on why to start in such a odd, effective way.
Slaughterhouse-five 's first chapter begins with the author talking about writing the book we are reading. Vonnegut discusses how he really was in Dresden during the war and all this really has happened, but he says on page two, "I think about how useless my Dresden part
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In Slaughterhouse-five we know the book is about a war in Dresden that many people disagree with. Vonnegut notifies us in first person that he is not going to make it like all the other anti-war books. He intends for us to keep reading so we understand why it is going to contrast to other war books. He doesn 't leave us with a question or a statement we question. He tells us exactly what he proposes to do then presents it in chapter two. He accomplishes his goal to make us keep reading by showing us what he wants to entail in his short …show more content…
One tool that both readers take advantage of is an attention getter. As mentioned before Moore talks about disliking something, and Vonnegut starts out saying he knew a man in Dresden who was shot for stealing a little teapot. These starts both grab our attention and make us think what the hell is going on! For most people, the main reason they continue a article or a novel is if they grab their attention. These passages both do this in the opening piece. Another key similarity in both situations is the use of their own opinions. Moore again using the words, "I, dislike, it too." She states her opinion about poetry in a way. Vonnegut on the other hand says a line at the end of his first chapter that most people find peculiar. He says the first time he wrote this short story it was a failure. He gives a bad opinion on a book he writes himself. Knowing the authors opinion is a rather big key in knowing what the author is trying to

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