Essays Tagged: "Tralfamadore"

"Slaughterhouse Five" by Vonnegut

. There is no way to change the course of events. Everything is predetermined. Billy is told by the Tralfamadores (regarding Tralfamador) that:Today we do (have peace). On other days we have wars as h ...

(8 pages) 133 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"SlaughterHouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

to trains. They are then taken into the interior, from where he is captured by a flying saucer from Tralfamadore.This chapter begins with irony. Billy is seen being beaten by Roland at the end of the ... he Middle Ages. Finally he is again aware of the fact that he is in the flying saucer on his way to Tralfamadore. When Billy says he does not want to go, he is told by one of the aliens that "free wil ...

(15 pages) 53 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Report on Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five".

two should marry, and Billy had no choice but to do so. Later in the chapter, Billy can be found on Tralfamadore in a zoo. He speaks of Earth as if humans are the plague of the universe and it is mere ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slaughter House-Five Theme: Loss of free will is affected by a parallel of controllable and uncontrollable events. By Kurt Vonnegut

m to lose the free will that he began with. Only through escape into his fantasy life on the planet Tralfamadore, is Billy able to find some control and freedom over his choices as noted by his relati ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Theme of Absurdity in Slaughterhouse-5

The Absurdity of Free WillWhile living in Tralfamadore and learning about the inhabitants' way of thinking, Billy Pilgrim sees that the aliens ... that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber" (85-86)"The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary Analysis: Time Restraints Don't Hold Vonnegut Bac

time, Howard solely recalls events in his life and cannot travel into the future.Billy is taken to Tralfamadore, a planet in another dimension, where he is taught to become "unstuck" in time. Vonnegu ... e he or she is confused as well.Because the main character in Slaughterhouse-Five visits the planet Tralfamadore, Vonnegut is often mislabeled as only a science fiction writer. This same character, Bi ...

(6 pages) 58 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay describes the insanity of war in "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

esden are contrasted by many ironies and dark humor; the fantastical, science-fiction-type place of Tralfamadore is, in truth, an outlet for Vonnegut to show his incredibly serious fatalistic views. T ... lly's war experience, he faces an inability to deal with reality later in his life. The fantastical Tralfamadore is a planet where Billy escapes to when he feels life's stresses; however mad Billy see ...

(6 pages) 50 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slaughterhouse Five analysis of symbolism, imagery, figurative language, tone, and theme.

Five during the bombing and manage to escape unharmed. Another setting in the book is the planet of Tralfamadore, where Billy is taken by aliens. There he is held captive and displayed in a zoo, along ... Dresden, Germany as a prisoner of war and survived to tell the tale in the manner of the planet of Tralfamadore where the flying saucers come from. He went back to Dresden with a war buddy years late ...

(5 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slaugther House Five- A Book review on this exciting and fun book.

s a man, Billy Pilgrim who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. Vonnegut does not show a clear plot or a conflict in the novel instead he offers the r ...

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut

es his abduction by aliens, and a great journey through space and time, to a fictional planet named Tralfamadore. A vast deal of bizarre cerebrations occurred inside Pilgrim's mind, but Billy had no c ... rough space and time. After Billy Pilgrim's fictional alien abduction, he is taken to the planet of Tralfamadore (in a flying saucer) where he meets an interesting breed of aliens. Tralfamadore is a v ...

(3 pages) 13 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut: Influential Experiences in Billy Pilgrim's Life

his daughter's wedding in 1967, Billy recounts them taking him in their flying saucer to the planet Tralfamadore where he is mated with a movie actress named Montana Wildhack under a transparent earth ...

(3 pages) 16 0 2.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slauter House Five

me, he reverts back and forth through time, from a time during war war II, to a dream planet called Tralfamadore later on in his life. Most may say that Billy's views on life are warped and unrealisti ... th through time. Billy explains that we will live forever visiting this moment and that (p. 211) in Tralfamadore. Without TralfamadoreBilly Pilgrim would have probably gone completely insane. This is ...

(2 pages) 633 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Summary of slaughterhouse-five

idents of Billy's life on earth before and after the war, and from his fantasy voyage to the planet Tralfamadore. The plot is somewhat autobiographical, in reference to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. This b ... he was kept was underground. Billy's time-tripping, which refers to his visits to the planet Tralfamadore, starts shortly before his capture by the Germans in 1944. Billy begins to move back an ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slaughterhouse Five

been kidnapped by aliens, the Tralfamadorians. Billy also shares ideas that he has learned while on Tralfamadore, about the concept of time. The Tralfamadorians say that when a person dies, the person ... ly traveling to the night of his daughter's wedding, right before he was kidnapped by the aliens of Tralfamadore. An interesting part of this chapter was when he was watching a war movie, and he began ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Fact, Fiction, and Everything in Between: Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five

g with the memory. Fiction: Billy Pilgrim was kidnapped by short, plunger-shaped, green aliens from Tralfamadore who taught him that death is only a moment in time, and that life can be found in count ...

(3 pages) 1103 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

ack and forth between moments of his life as well as a planet 4 quadrillion miles from earth called Tralfamadore. In his time travels he sees the past as well as the future. He sees his future childre ... oments in time have already occurred and are playing over and over again simultaneously. The people Tralfamadore say that nothing can be done to stop this and that it is best for one to accept his fat ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing


n. On the night of his daughter's wedding, Billy claimed he was kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. The Tralfamadorians exist in the fourth dimension, and consequently they have a differ ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Slaughterhouse - Five Themes

the future and care less about things such as death and war since it is unalterable and inevitable. Tralfamadore, then, becomes Pilgrim's refuge from the real world since he doesn't have to worry abou ...

(3 pages) 2101 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Slaughter House Five Kurt Vonnegut How Vonnegut uses Hidden Motifs to different effects on the reader

here are two seemingly parallel stories being told at the same time, one of him on the alien planet Tralfamadore, one of him on Earth travelling through time. In this particular passage, Billy has com ... t on display in an alien zoo. These themes are strikingly similar to Billy's current situation with Tralfamadore and time travel. He then time travels to Tralfamadore, where his wife Montana Wildhack ...

(6 pages) 21 0 3.7 Nov/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays