Essays Tagged: "Billy Pilgrim"

"Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut . The effects of war

se Five is a novel written to show the horror of war. This is shown bythe means of the protagonist- Billy Pilgrim. , 'Billys phsychic journeys symbolize the woundedsoul in need of relief from the horr ... ern life' (Harris, last 2 lines). I happen to disagreewith one part of this statement. I think that Billys journeys symbolize the wounded soulin need of relief from the horrors of war.I disagree with ...

(4 pages) 104 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Slaughterhouse 5" by Kurt Vonnegut.

does this is Slaughterhouse 5, which was written by Kurt Vonnegut. The book is about a P.O.W. named Billy Pilgrim and the way he keeps his sanity during his imprisonment. He leaves reality and visits ...

(1 pages) 26 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

in the tenth and final chapter where his views come right out. The second narrative is the story of Billy Pilgrim, who is seemingly a literary clone of Vonnegut. Billy enlists in the army during World ... he European front, gets captured by Nazi forces, and witnesses the firebombing of Dresden as a POW. Billy's story is told in an unusual fashion. He has an ability to become "unstuck in time." This mea ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Slaughter House Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

ntastic are demonstrated through a set of imaginary novels by Kilgore Trout and the main character, Billy Pilgrim. Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse-Five in an endeavor to create "a masterpiece or at leas ... d practice of war, especially the glorification of it through books and movies. She is angered that Billy comes to visit with her husband, Bernard, asking for his input about the war in Dresden. Her l ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Oct/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

by a parallel of controllable and uncontrollable events that occur in the life of the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim. Vonnegut argues that Billy's loss of free will results from his experiences in life, ... l his destiny, man, being an egocentric creature, finds it an impossible task. This is seen through Billy's lack of resolve when faced with the primary decisions he must make. He seems to always be th ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay is on the novel entitled Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

his novel, Slaughterhouse- Five.Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse- Five so that the book's protagonist, Billy Pilgrim, ventured out to various occurrences in his life. Throughout the course of the novel, ... . Throughout the course of the novel, Billy used time travel to endeavor answering those questions. Billy Pilgrim was portrayed as being an all time unusual protagonist for a war novel. Billy is weak, ...

(16 pages) 78 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Theme of Absurdity in Slaughterhouse-5

rdity of Free WillWhile living in Tralfamadore and learning about the inhabitants' way of thinking, Billy Pilgrim sees that the aliens believe that nothing can be changed and that free will is a ridic ... hich eases his guilt, yet takes away his emotions. Through taking away the pain and tragedy of war, Billy looses his humanity. The Tralfamadorians, an alien race who abducted Billy on the night of his ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary Analysis: Time Restraints Don't Hold Vonnegut Bac

allows the author to foreshadow important events and create links between events separated in time. Billy Pilgrim, the main character in Slaughterhouse-Five, travels back and forth in time to events t ... rom Mother Night. There are significant differences in the way that each character travels in time: Billy honestly believes that he relives certain parts of his life, while Howard moves in time with t ...

(6 pages) 58 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., is the tale of a gawky World War II veteran/soldier, Billy Pilgrim. His wartime experiences and their effects lead him to the ultimate conclusion that wa ... effectively that war is absurd.The most important historical plot strand of Slaughterhouse-Five is Billy Pilgrim's war experience which occurs during the last six months of World War II. This plot st ...

(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.

ovel. A large portion of the action of the story occurs in the small town of Ilium, New York, where Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist of the novel, was born. Having grown up in Ilium, he settles there af ... in Ilium. Germany is another setting in the book, particularly the city of Dresden. During the war, Billy is sent to Dresden to do hard labor. During his stay, the city is bombed and totally destroyed ...

(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.

hs over again and put the context together from page to page.Slaughter House Five introduces a man, Billy Pilgrim who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamad ...

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Pilgrim in a Strange Land: "Slaughter-House Five" abstract

e true essence of war and how it can disrupt very fabric of human existence. Vonnegut's protagonist Billy Pilgrim is the vessel through which he portrays the journey from the brink of death to the rea ... ays the journey from the brink of death to the realization of something beyond human understanding. Billy's apathy for life stems from his realization of the extent to which humans can dehumanize, cri ...

(4 pages) 38 1 4.2 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The comparison between "All quiet on the Western front" by Erich Maria Remarque and "Slaughterhouse 5" by Kurt Vonnegut

erties of war since the firebombing of the German town Dresden during World War II. The protagonist Billy Pilgrim is the antiwar hero because he does not fit the description of the usual war hero. "He ... l war hero. "He didn't look like a soldier at all. He looked like a filthy flamingo" (Vonnegut, 33) Billy's character is a customary figure of fun in the American Army. Billy is no exception. He is po ...

(9 pages) 38 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

In "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist, undergoes several monumental changes through his experiences that no ... the never-ending 4th dimension of time, he is transformed and he and his perceptions revolutionized.Billy's first monumental revolutionary experience occurs during his involvement in the war; that is ... find mass devastation of a beautiful city once unaffected by the war. Upon leaving the meat locker, Billy and the other prisoners are forced to excavate corpses from the rubble. This is the inception ...

(3 pages) 16 0 2.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slauter House Five

Diverse Reality's In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five written by Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Pilgrim is Unstuck in time, he reverts back and forth through time, from a time during war war ... me 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 unrealistic do to the war. Yet, Reality is what we make of it. ... what's around us. One mans reality is another mans fiction.The author takes us back to a time when Billy was a little boy to a time when he's an old man. It's not till towards the end of the novel wh ...

(2 pages) 843 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Summary of slaughterhouse-five

Summary of Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, the main character, in chronological order, starting with Billy's capture and impriso ... pture and imprisonment by Germany during World War II. This story is interspersed with incidents of Billy's life on earth before and after the war, and from his fantasy voyage to the planet Tralfamado ... s book has a lot of minor characters. For this reason, only Kurt Vonnegut Jr., as the narrator, and Billy Pilgrim are fully developed. Some of the minor characters are also included in other novels. ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Two books by kurt vonnegut jr

he conviction of an antiwar book emerges more evidently in Slaughterhouse-Five. The main character, Billy Pilgrim (Vonnnegut himself), a soldier for the Allies during World War II and just like Vonneg ...

(3 pages) 835 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

A Look into the Human Mind. Sl

into the Human Mind In his powerful novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut tells of a man named Billy Pilgrim who has become unstuck in time. He walks through a door in 1955 and comes out another ... He ends up in the cellar of a slaughterhouse when Dresden is bombed to ashes during World War II; Billy, his fellow Americans, and four guards were the only ones to live through the bombing. The Bo ...

(3 pages) 740 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Sluaghterhouse-Five

into the Human Mind In his powerful novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut tells of a man named Billy Pilgrim who has become unstuck in time. He walks through a door in 1955 and comes out another ... . He ends up in the cellar of a slaughterhouse when Dresden is bombed to ashes during World War II; Billy, his fellow Americans, and four guards were the only ones to live through the bombing. The Bos ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Slaughterhouse Five

Crusade.Chapter 2 Slaughter House Five When chapter 2 opens, we are introduced to a character named Billy Pilgrim. However, Billy is not just a normal character. He has become unstuck in time. Billy c ... y, his death, many times, and also knows that he has been kidnapped by aliens, the Tralfamadorians. Billy also shares ideas that he has learned while on Tralfamadore, about the concept of time. The Tr ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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