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    A man has blood splattered on his apron, a butcher knife in his left hand, petting a cat with his right. The cat has a bib and is waiting by a food bowl. Next to them is a barn full of various animals that are often butchered for meat. This is the scene depicted in an untitled illustration by Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski. The artwork raises the question: Are there regulations regarding how animals to be slaughtered are treated like there are regulations protecting household animals? Typically, the conditions in slaughterhouses are unsanitary and violent, and there is a lack of regulations so the animals are allowed to be treated poorly because the industry is too focused on making money with mass meat production rather than taking the…

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    is famously known as the author of Slaughterhouse- Five. In the book of Slaughterhouse-Five written by Vonnegut, takes place in the era World War II and introduces a man named Billy Pilgrim, as he was taken as a prisoner of war where he was surrounded by death. The book does an incredible job expressing its theme as destructive, challenging, and warlike. Billy Pilgrim was born in Illium, New York on 1922. He went to school of optometry and was then was sent to europe to provide service to the…

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    Slaughterhouse-Five’s phrase repetition analysis Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is a semi autobiography of the journey of Billy Pilgrim through WWII merged together with time travel and aliens. He sees his own birth and death and everything in between. According to Vonnegut, this book is “short and jumbled and jangled because there is nothing intelligence to say about a massacre” (19). The author uses the repetition of phrases and events, such as “so it goes”, the character wild bob, and…

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    Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five comments largely on the destructive nature of war. Our childlike protagonist Billy Pilgrim was essentially robbed of his innocence due to his drafting into the military. My first thoughts on this novel were about how Billy’s story extends to other soldiers and victims of war. The breaking of men and women’s’ ability to cope with the world extends far past the case of Billy. This is not just an isolated incident, it occurs much more often than most people care…

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    "He is in a constant state of stage fright, he says, because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next" (Vonnegut 23). Slaughterhouse-Five is written by Kurt Vonnegut who uses this story as an autobiography to explain what he experienced during the war. The reader follows a man named Billy Pilgrim go through his life in a sporadic jumps of memories. Billy served as a soldier in World War 2 and was present as a POW in the firebombing of Dresden. Following this event,…

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    Throughout a life full of flashbacks and conflicts, a person would imagine being confused in several different ways. In the novel Slaughterhouse- Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Pilgrim has been through a life that no other human can imagine. With several themes built into this novel, Billy shows his growth within himself as a character. As Billy flashes back and forth from being in the army in Dresden, being captured on the planet of Tralfamadore, and his relationship with his fiancé, Billy gives…

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    Slaughterhouse Five explains a story that was completely over its’ time; Kurt Vonnegut, the author, shares a life story about a character name Billy who is struggling his way back to “normal”. Billy experienced a traumatic beat in his life at war. War has been happening for centuries. What was ahead of his time? The syndrome Billy was having to deal with, is currently discovered and is named, PTSD; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it was open to the public in the 20th century. Throughout the…

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    8/25/2017 Slaughterhouse Five Essay: Structure (flashback, chronological): The structure of Slaughterhouse-Five is written in a flashback where the main character, Billy Pilgrim, goes back and forth of when he was apart of the bombing of Dresden. Billy Pilgrim has PTSD, in which he goes from his present life of being a successful optometrist while having two children too his past life of joining the army and being captured at a prison camp in Dresden. These flashbacks are present throughout…

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    this a nice moment." Unlike the Tralfamadorians humans lack the ability to navigate this so called 4th dimension of time so they are doomed to suffer through life without just getting to look at the good moments. The only way one escapes this is through having psychic freedom through ignoring the physical universe. But as Chabot says “psychic freedom has been purchased only at the cost of rendering thought importance, of severing it completely from the events which otherwise compose one 's…

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    is not the only example of deliberate disarray brought about by a simple procedure. In Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut scrambles time narrating the story of Billy Pilgrim so often that the out of order time frame becomes characteristic of the book. At a first glance, there seems to be no purpose behind this utterly random narrative, but the method to the madness slowly steeps through the chaotic façade. No different from Schittny’s invention, Vonnegut’s distortion was also a calculated…

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