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  • True War Story

    For centuries many authors have tried to capture the true essence of a soldier's experience during the war. In “How to Tell a True War Story” by Tim O’Brien, O’Brien expounds upon what constitutes a truthful account of war. There is a multitude of factors that go into creating a true war story. Based on O’Brien’s prerequisites, Kurt Vonnegut has succeeded. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut is a true war story because of the lack of clarity that war brings both the author and the protagonist…

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  • Nature In Slaughterhouse Five

    “A life is something to be suffered or endured, not something one makes.” This convenient truth helps Billy Pilgrim come to terms with the passive nature of his existence. According to Billy because the Tralfamadorians have access to the 4th dimension. This means that they do the best with the allotted time they have been given by looking at moments the only want to look at. "There isn 't anything we can do about them, so we simply don 't look at them. We ignore them. We spend eternity looking…

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  • The Theme Of War In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

    himself shows Vonnegut’s own view of war expressed in a comically depressing manner. The novel follows the life of Billy Pilgrim who is enlisted in the army at the age of 21 to fight the Germans in WW2 and is later captured and taken to POW camp in Dresden which is later bombed. Billy survives the bombing and is witness to the destruction of thousands of innocence from this he becomes unhinged able to visit his past and being abducted by the Tralfamadore who teach him that there is no free will…

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  • Themes In Cormac Mccarthy's The Road

    Authors often use setting to present central themes in their novels in a way that the readers can understand. If this is a man is memoir written by Primo Levi in 1947, that documents Levi's experiences as well as his struggles. The novel acts as a testament to the cruelties inflicted on the prisoners but also to their level of endurance. Cormac McCarthy's novel, The road, follows the journey of a man and his young child in a post-apocalyptic world. The novel explores the perseverance of the…

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  • Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five Analysis

    enemy territory in war with only each other for protection and company, and yet they are trying to kill each other. In order to further expose society for it’s inhumane and pitiless tendencies, Vonnegut incorporated his memories of the firebombing in Dresden into…

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  • Slaughterhouse-Five Marianne Moore Analysis

    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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  • Vonnegut's Narrative Techniques In Slaughterhouse Five

    Situations are also described unsympathetically, with passages of joy mixed closely with those of immense suffering. One man “had a pleasant little apartment, and his daughter was getting an excellent education. His mother was incinerated in the Dresden fire-storm”. This mirrors the manner in which periods of horror were mixed in with happier ones in Billy’s experiences of the war. It also reflects the inability Billy has to distinguish between the two, as they intermingled so closely for him.…

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  • Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 Analysis

    For example, the eighth quartet was written in Dresden, Germany, where an attack was made during World War II in 1960. While on vacation and during the course of his career, he wrote letters to his secretary, Isaak Glikman. After his vacation, one letter wrote, “if some day I die, nobody is likely to…

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  • Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano

    Kurt Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Kurt Sr. and Edith Vonnegut. His father was an architect and his mother was the daughter of a wealthy brewer. Kurt Jr. was the youngest of their three children. The Depression brought many changes to the Vonnegut household. Kurt Sr. had to sell the house and Kurt Jr. was taken out of private school. In his teen years, Vonnegut wrote for the student paper, The Echo, and he continued his interest in journalism at Cornell,…

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  • Slaughterhouse Five Free Time Analysis

    Function: Often times, people that experience war struggle to conform back into the routines of society. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, protagonist Billy Pilgrim has difficulty dealing with the traumatic effects of the bombing of Dresden during WWII. To cope with his experiences, Billy develops this idea of Tralfamadore, a planet far more advanced than Earth. The Tralfamadorians can see time as humans “might see a stretch of the Rocky Mountains” (85). They see all time as a physical…

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