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  • Analogy Between The Cat's Cradle And Religion
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    Analysis of Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, one of the century's greatest anthropological works, deals with religion, science, and the end of the world; its major theme involves the symbolic nature of the title of the book. The theme of the cat's cradle is used throughout the book to represent many of the truths, as viewed by Vonnegut, that are found in society. A cat's cradle is essentially a game played by all ages and almost all nationalities; "Even the Eskimos know it" (Cat's Crad...
  • Cat's Cradle
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    Cat's Cradle By: Kurt Vonnegut In questioning the value of literary realism, Flannery O Connor has written, I am interested in making a good case for distortion because it is the only way to make people see. Kurt Vonnegut writes pessimistic novels, or at least he did back in the sixties. Between Slaughterhouse Five, Mother Night, and Cat's Cradle, Vonnegut paints a cynical and satirical picture of the degradation of society using distortion as the primary means to express himself. In Cat's Cradl...
  • Cat's Cradle The Existentialism T
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    Choose three or four characters from Cat's Cradle and Good Country People and discuss them in terms of existentialism and nihilism? In both Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor the authors show how a character is corrupted and changed from an existentialist to a nihilist. The existentialist ends up losing their faith in life, and is left believing in nothing. They then turn to being nihilist after having the only thing they believed destroyed. In both storie...
  • Cats Cradle By Kurt Vonnegut
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    'All the things I am about to tell you are shameless lies. ' So begins the Books of Bokonon. Bokononism is an original religion that is introduced in this book, Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. The book shows the importance of religion, even if that religion is 'shameless lies'. It also displays how people convince themselves that things are better then they really are. I read this book because of a promise I made to my father. I'm glad I made that promise; I just read a delightfully funny and deep...
  • Cats Cradle The Destruction Of The World
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    Life is a struggle to defy the inevitable. Since the beginning of time man has contemplated his own death, labored over the meaning of life, and created religion to explain all that he can not understand. Death at some point will catch up with all of society and at some point the entire world as human beings have come to know it will come to an end. No one can hide from death or attempt to out run its ever-expanding claw; death is absolute. It is possibly the only certainty in all of human exist...

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