Slaughterhouse Five Character Analysis
Sometimes we are not who we appear to be. There are certain characteristics that can be displayed by a person to make him or her appear to be someone else. Understanding what characteristics mean will help you to appreciate what is being represented by these three individuals. Characteristics are features or qualities belonging typically to a person, place or thing, and serve to identify it. There are three characters symbolized by The Mafia, a bitter writer and an advocate for children.
Mob action is characterized by Paul Lazzaro in the book Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut who is described as a polka dotted car thief from Cicero, Illinois (162). “Lazzaro said that he …show more content…
When Billy visited his old war buddy Mary’s husband to discuss the war for a book he was going to write. He had two little girls with him (15). Her admiration was shown in the way she treated the girls. The girls were mixed right in with her own to play games and watch television (16). Mary had a problem with Billy discussing the war, she felt the ones who fought the war was only babies including them (18). She wanted the book Billy was going to write to tell the truth about the babies that fought in the war (18). “She said you’ll pretend you were men instead of babies, and you’ll be played in the movies by Frank Sinatra and John Wayne or some of those other glamorous, war-loving, dirty old men […] And they’ll be fought by babies like the babies upstairs” (Vonnegut18). Billy understood that it was the war that she did not like (18). Which she felt was encouraged by books and movies. So Billy promised her the book he writes will be called “The Children Crusade” (Vonnegut 19). Mary stood up for those children and that made her feel good. Nurses are not just advocated for patients, but for