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    more than 11 native fish species in the waterways, with the Yellowstone cutthroat trout historically being the most abundant fish in the park (NPS, n.d.). The cutthroat has been the dominate fish species in this area for hundreds of years, being fished by both the Native Americans who lived in this area and the wildlife. This fish is an integral part of Yellowstone’s ecosystem because they are relied upon as a keystone food source for birds, bears, river otters, wolves and other mammals inhabiting Yellowstone. Because cutthroat trout spawn in shallow rivers upstream like salmon, they are easy to catch and consume by mammals and birds. This food source is crucial to ensure the continuation of other species. Bears, wolves and large prey birds are less likely to hunt for smaller prey or juvenile animals if…

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    third and final novel that was read in order to fully critique and to try and put Vonnegut’s writing style into words. This novel was unlike the other two, in the fact that on almost every page there are illustrations. In the preface Vonnegut states, “I think I am trying to clear my head of all the junk in there-the assholes, the flags, the underpants. Yes- there is a picture in this book of underpants. I am throwing out characters from my other books, too. I am not going to put on any more…

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    come with material wealth. After his dramatic experience in Dresden, he hopes that he can withstand the horrors of war and cover up his secret trauma by marrying into materialistic success. This concludes that Billy married her for what she represents superficially and not who she is as a person internally. Her fat body and rapacious behavior symbolically correlate with her materialistic possessions. In relation to the topic of money, Billy married Valencia as a way to use the material world to…

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    “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” (Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing) Change has been humanity’s companion for centuries. There is no way to describe the world except as “ever-changing.” And the companion to change has always been words. Words have instigated change and words have recorded it. The instigation of change is what makes words so important. And change is ever constant during times of war and times of civil protest. The words of works like…

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    This store is actually a cover-up for a porn store. In the store, Billy remembers reading the books by Kilgore Trout and decides to purchase some. At the checkout he also sees a magazine with Montana Wildhack on it. The question on the cover reads “What really became of Montana Wildhack?” (204). Billy thinks this funny considering he thinks she is back on Tralfamadore while the magazine thinks she has drowned. He actually believes of the aliens yet he had a wet dream about her when he realizes…

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    The novels Heart of Darkness and Slaughterhouse Five may at first appear to have no similarities, but with further observation, it can be seen they share some similar aspects. Although the concept of fate and free will appear in both Heart of Darkness and Slaughterhouse Five, Conrad uses it in such a way where it is questionable that Marlow’s descent into madness in the heart of darkness could have been avoided, whereas Vonnegut claims there is no such thing as free will and Billy Pilgrim’s…

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    What is one to think when facing a book that seems science fiction on the surface, yet faces the harsh realities of a very real war within World History? Kurt Vonnegut, an American novelist, deals with various interwoven ideas and themes that are so contrasting to one another it is a wonder how he managed to work everything into one novel that spans just over two-hundred pages long. Slaughterhouse-Five is a diverse, intricate work that can be looked at from a multitude of perspectives. For the…

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    Venkat Chandra Mr.Wallbridge English 10 20 November 2017 What Role Do Tralfamadorians Play In S5? Slaughterhouse-Five is a truly mind bending book by the late Kurt Vonnegut Jr. It is the tale of a inelegant World War II veteran/soldier, Billy Pilgrim. His war experiences and the mental and physical effects it had on Billy lead him to the ultimate conclusion, that war is incomprehensible . A huge part of the book are “The Tralfamadorians”.The Tralfamadorians are plunger shaped time altering…

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    In the novels Never Let Me Go and Slaughterhouse-Five, Kazuo Ishiguro and Kurt Vonnegut depict characters who lack stable identities, and feel lost. In Never Let Me Go, the Hailsham students are clones who have been deprived of the ability to pick their own futures, because they have been bred to become organ donors from birth. Without the freedom to discover themselves, they become confused about their own identities and look for clues, in their “possibles,” as to who they may be. Similarly, in…

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    present itself and develop as Billy Pilgrim is put into different situations he is not expecting, for example time traveling to random points in his life. By going through points in his life the author not only shows the maturing of the protagonist, he also expands the plot, and develops the theme. The theme develops during the points where Billy experiences new things, places, and people. By Billy experiencing these new things, the author shows different points of Billy's life that the reader’s…

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