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    Hunger. Everyone is always looking to satisfy it. The hunger to find the truth, to solve a problem and to solve next problem, all support the overlaying theme in the book, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. A series of unexpected plot twists and several cliff hangers is the basis of this book. The decision made by Vonnegut to use these puzzling writing aspects was an impressive and smart decision. He was able not only engage the reader to continue reading as they tried to satisfy their own hunger regarding the actions of the characters but also was able to support the theme found in the book. The theme of Cat’s Cradle is that people’s desire to seek the truth and advanced their knowledge will result in negative outcomes due to their poor self-control,…

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    Just because someone is seen as a certain ways doesn’t mean that is truly who they are. Someone's features don’t make them who they are or any less of a human as anyone else. It makes them who they are. In “Cat’s Cradle” many characters come off to someone completely different than who they really are. Papa Monzano has everyone believing he is christian because he knows bokononism is strongly disagreed with. He doesn’t let the world know until he barely has any time. He wants to get bokonon…

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    Kennedy 1 Jasmine Kennedy Writing 121 Period 5 11/1/16 The Imitation "What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them" (Gary Zukav). What one might see, physically, hold less influence on life than one 's perception. In his novel, Cat’s Cradle, Vonnegut uses art to show his readers how it can hide the truth, show the meaning in life, and how everyone perceives things differently. Sometimes life imitates that of art. "That was one of Hoenikker’s…

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    Cat’s Cradle In Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, the reader is faced with the juxtaposition of religion and science. In this book, it sees that science represents the characters with discovering the truths in life whereas religion creates lies. This contrast between the two themes makes readers question how to react to the book. One end of the spectrum, is religion being represented by Bokononism, Christianity, and Nihilism. All three of those religions have extremely different ideas, beliefs,…

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    I remember lying in a hammock outside and reading the Cover: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. One day my mother noticed me reading. Realizing it as a singular an event, she cautiously asked “What’cha got there.” Without looking up I responded “Cat’s Cradle.” Not recognizing the title she asked to see the book and began flipping from page to page, reading small excerpts. Now, if you have ever been privy to the works of Mr. Vonnegut then you might understand the looks of dread and panic that…

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    Xayd Magana Period.2 Cat's Cradle Writing The novel Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut is driven on the topic of wonder. Wonder is used by everybody at some point in their life. Many people wonder to find information, or just to pass time. Mentioned several times throughout the novel is the Cat's Cradle. From the beginning of the reading, throughout the novel, and even towards the end; there is a lot of talk over the silly game of Cat's Cradle. There is also a lot of talk over the bomb and…

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    Countless literary works have been focused on human nature and some specifically on humanity’s inability to face harsh reality. Throughout time, many works have shown characters’ reluctance to confront the truth and instead choose to live a lie and take the easy way out. Similarly, Kurt Vonnegut uses multiple characters in both Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five to criticize American thinking for its laziness. In Cat’s Cradle, Felix Hoenikker creates an extremely dangerous substance called…

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    Human fallibility at its finest: Vonnegut’s view of cataclysm Putting the political agenda aside, Naomi Klein’s idea of a “long for that impossibly clean slate, which can be reached only through some kind of cataclysm” (Klein 21) does not hold true for Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut believes that man will never have a truly clean slate as we are inevitably flawed by our own stupidity. Cat’s Cradle is laid out on a bed of well spun lies, courtesy of Bokonon, which is really meant to serve as a mockery…

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    is all the reasoning they require. Being able to look up to a higher power give some people comfort. In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Cat’s Cradle, Vonnegut questions the authenticity of both institutions through the reaction humanity has on the stances of religion and science. Through Bokononist ideas and the field of science, Vonnegut is able to portray the effects religion and science have on society. Vonnegut creates a fictional religion that allows him to show how people find unity through their…

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    there have always been those who question it. Religion is questioned because proven science often can contradict the stories that make up a religion. Many people believe that religion is a waste of time, and that there’s no such thing as a God or a higher power. One of the most outspoken author to question beliefs and religion is Kurt Vonnegut, who in his novel, Cat’s Cradle, shows the detrimental aspects of religion and its impact on a society. Vonnegut highlights the negative impact that…

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