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  • Kurt Vonnegut Sr
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    Slaughter-House Five On May 29, 1945, twenty-one days after the Germans had surrendered to the victorious Allied armies, a father in Indianapolis received a letter from his son who had been listed as "missing in action" following the Battle of the Bulge. The youngster, an advance scout with the 106th Infantry Division, had been captured by the Germans after wandering behind enemy lines for several days. "Bayonets", as he wrote his father, "aren't much good against tanks". Eventually, the Indiana...
  • Victims Of Vonnegut's Sarcasm And Satire
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    Sarcasm and Black Humor Kurt Vonnegut uses sarcasm to portray the humor, foolishness, and futility of real life issues, people events, and expectations. In his books, he writes like a satire, but in reality, that's not what it really is. He has many opinions and questions of mans search for the meaning of life. Objects, events, and people, of real life, are represented in his books and are put into Vonnegut's context. Characters in his books are put through a lot of adversity and find out they d...
  • Vonnegut's Writing
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    Kurt Vonnegut Served as a sensitive cell in the organism of American Society during the 1960's. His work alerted the public about the absurdity of modern warfare and an increasingly mechanized and impersonal society in which humans were essentially worthless and degenerated. The satirical tone and sardonic humor allowed people to read his works and laugh at their own misfortune. Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, where he was reared. His father was an architect, as his gran...
  • War V Vonnegut
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    The Themes of Slaughterhouse-Five The first theme of Slaughterhouse-Five, and perhaps the most obvious, is the war and its contrast with love, beauty, humanity, innocence etc. Slaughterhouse-Five, like Vonnegut's previous books, manages to tell us that war is bad for us and that it would be better for us to love one another. To find the war's contrast with love is quite difficult, because the book doesn't talk about any couple that was cruelly torn apart by the war (Billy didn't seem to love his...
  • Introduction Of Mother Night Vonnegut
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    Mother Night Research Paper Over the years, such world-renowned authors as Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger have shown readers how literature reflects the era in which it is written. Another author who has also made significant contributions to American literature is Kurt Vonnegut, author of such well-known novels as Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana ("Kurt Vonnegut, Jr". ). Vonnegut attended Cornell University in 1940 where he wrote f...
  • Kurt Vonnegut
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    Kurt Vonnegut, born on November 11, 1922 to Kurt and Edith Vonnegut, spent a majority of his life writing. He based most of his writing on his life experiences, his inner feelings, and social experiments. Vonnegut began writing for his high school newspaper, The Short ridge Daily Echo. His writing eventually blossomed and his main career in writing began. Vonnegut's accounts at Dresden were the basis for his book The Slaughter House FIve. The main character, Billy Pilgrim, is a representation of...

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