Billy Pilgrim Attitude
The readers are first introduced to this phrase when the author mentions a taxi …show more content…
Billy, although conforming to these ideals, uses “So it goes” as if to dismiss his woes. This is unlike the Tralfamadorians they are able to visit the deceased because they are still well in other instances; while Billy, who lives in a two dimensional universe, just blatantly disregards any trouble that arises. In essence, Billy is an trivial person that is terminally stuck in the mindset that life can only be lived in an emotionally detached state.
As previously shown, “So it goes” is used to normalize the mentions of death to the characters: almost as if to numb them. Vonnegut is using this to call attention, to have an inverse effect compared to the ostensible meaning of the phrase. "So it goes" says that death is inevitable, that suffering happens, that people should numb themselves so they will not have to deal with negative emotions, but it should be taken into consideration that this is a satirical novel, therefore, "So it goes" also marks all the tragedy and sorrow that should be