Essays Tagged: "Slaughterhouse Five"

"Slaughterhouse Five" by Vonnegut

the Elbe.' Kurt Vonnegut was a witness to this event and because of fate, had been spared. He wrote Slaughterhouse Five to answer the question that resounded through his head long after the bombs coul ... vivors of war.Vonnegut was tormented by this question and through Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist in Slaughterhouse Five, he attempts to reconcile the guilt which one feels when one is randomly saved f ...

(8 pages) 133 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" A masterpiece of modern writing

something that is deeply rooted in society; Evil, they speak out against it. One of those works is Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. It is a masterpiece of modern writing. As the story in the boo ... he havoc created by the war. Another symbol is the plane filled with dead bodies. It symbolizes the slaughterhouse the war has become.All of these literary vehicles without the characters and the mast ...

(8 pages) 139 2 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

To me, Slaughterhouse Five is a novel written to show the horror of war. This is shown bythe means of the p ... ppened, and Vonnegut was shocked, but yetcompelled about what happened and had the impulse to write Slaughterhouse Five, so that hecould finally vent out all his feelings about the subject. Both of th ... t the subject. Both of these, as you can see are long termeffects of War.In conclusion, we see that Slaughterhouse Five is underscored by its anti-war theme.Kurt Vonnegut has written a novel depicting ...

(4 pages) 104 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Families and Their Influence in Slughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut explores aspects and influences of families throughout Slaughterhouse-Five, specifically Billy's childhood, his adult family, and the family of Edger Derby ... due to his family relationships as a child. Every one of Billy's childhood experiences described in Slaughterhouse-Five is unpleasant. Billy, as a child, is uncomfortable in situations with his family ... s have enormous impacts on his life and have shaped him into the Billy Pilgrim people read about in Slaughterhouse-Five. His unique personality is a direct result of his childhood and not from the war ...

(3 pages) 57 1 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Title: The Tralfamadorian-Vonnegut Philosophy Against War Desc: A comparison between American war philosophys and the Tralfamadorian Philosophy

In Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut the Tralfamadorian philosophy is introduced. The Tralfamadorian ... s, we don't care. Kurt Vonnegut uses this parallel to add another touch to the anti-war element of "Slaughterhouse-Five".Vonnegut makes a clear statement for how sick and disgusting war is. Government ...

(2 pages) 39 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"Slaughterhouse five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

KURT VONNEGUT: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMESIn 1968, the year Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was writing Slaughterhouse-Five, the war in Vietnam was at its height. Each evening it invaded millions of Ameri ... anywhere.For years Vonnegut wanted to tell the story of his Dresden experience, and in Chapter I of Slaughterhouse-Five he describes the difficulties he had in trying to write about it. By 1968 Americ ... lge. Vonnegut's experience as a prisoner of war forms the basis of Billy Pilgrim's Dresden story in Slaughterhouse-Five.After the war, Vonnegut married a childhood sweetheart and enrolled in the Unive ...

(97 pages) 639 1 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Metamorphosis", by Franz Kafka.

described as tough, lacking in the delicacy and intellectual development present in a novel such as Slaughterhouse Five. Unlike most other authors, Kafka uses simple, declarative sentences which, thou ...

(2 pages) 65 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

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

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut was published in 1969 by Dell Publishing and has been regarded ... re structured and regardless of prior knowledge cannot be changed.Another theme that can be seen in Slaughterhouse-Five is the destructiveness and inhumanity of war. When Billy first arrives in Dresde ... g more palatable destinies than others. Vonnegut brought this question to mind and many others with Slaughterhouse-five. The book was good reading, although it was an endeavor at times due to the lack ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary criticism of "Slaughter House Five", by Kurt Vonnegut.

IX). World War II shaped many of Kurt Vonnegut's philosophies that appear in his novels, especially Slaughterhouse Five. "With Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut was able to deal directly with his war time ... terhouse Five, Vonnegut was able to deal directly with his war time nightmare" (Klinkowitz 225). In Slaughterhouse Five we witness a moment of balance in Vonnegut's life when he finds himself capable ...

(7 pages) 84 1 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Slaughter House Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five or the Children's Crusade mixes degrees of autobiography, documentary, and fanta ... gh 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 least make me a lot of money". How ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Vonnegut expresses ideas on fatalism throughout Slaughterhouse 5 through an essective science fiction medium

Science Fiction: the Vessel for FatalismThroughout Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut creates an environment shaped by elements of science fiction. The ... ven the most outrageous of events with the same seriousness associated with realistic scenarios. In Slaughterhouse-Five, the Tralfamadorians who kidnap Billy Pilgrim simultaneously teach both Billy an ... m as an actor playing a role in his own life.Vonnegut extensively uses science fiction metaphors in Slaughterhouse-Five to express his fatalistic theme. This theme in turn sets up the main denunciatio ...

(3 pages) 45 0 4.0 Dec/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

In Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut's unique vision of time and travel reveals his philosophical view ... ision of time and travel reveals his philosophical view toward the concept of free will. Throughout Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut argues that the loss of free will is affected by a parallel of co ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Slaughterhouse Five: An Analysis of the Literature

n his books reflect his real life occurrences. The only book that "might stand" the test of time is Slaughterhouse Five. He became the spokesperson for a generation; invited to many college campuses t ... peoples' attention. He coined "So it goes". Not often one sees a novel radical and best seller, but Slaughterhouse Five is exception. The book that is very "down to earth". Promotes important values i ...

(4 pages) 59 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary Analysis: Time Restraints Don't Hold Vonnegut Bac

In Mother Night and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, the use of being "unstuck" in time, having no time restraints, ... tant 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 that are significant in his life. Just ... where he is taught to become "unstuck" in time. Vonnegut, at the beginning of the second chapter of Slaughterhouse-Five, confirms the belief that Billy travels in time: " Billy Pilgrim has come unstuc ...

(6 pages) 58 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and Joseph Heller's Catch-22

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and Joseph Heller's Catch-22 use similar motifs to convey their common anti-war ... rience. The authors' analogous writing styles, themes, and motifs run parallel to one another. Both Slaughterhouse-Five and Catch-22 incorporate irony, exemplify the idiocy and folly of military insti ... story lines.One common theme is seen in the characters of Hungry Joe in Catch-22 and Edgar Derby in Slaughterhouse-Five. Both of these characters relate to the casualties that were not caused by direc ...

(5 pages) 33 0 1.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Explanation using textual examples why Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, is an anti-war novel

In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut takes the chance to write about war from a disenchanted soldier's ... he Vietnam War, a controversial war in the US in which many young people had to fight. In his novel Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut effectively states and shows his anti-war stance in order to demonstra ...

(3 pages) 43 0 3.0 Nov/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, Bill ... allow Vonnegut to show 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 Wor ... ally, Billy makes it to Dresden, and he and the other American POWs are housed in Schlachthof-Funf (Slaughterhouse-Five), from which the book's name is derived. Because Dresden is an "open city", not ...

(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.

Slaughterhouse Five SIFTT Sean LawsonPeriod 1Slaughterhouse Five, a novel written by Kurt Vonnegut, ... and totally destroyed. Billy, some other Americans, and a few German guards hide in the basement of Slaughterhouse Five during the bombing and manage to escape unharmed. Another setting in the book is ... out the tragic inevitability of death.Vonnegut's uses many images to enhance the overall effect of Slaughterhouse Five. Throughout the novel, in both war scenes and in Billy's travels back and forwar ...

(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.

a conflict in the novel instead he offers the readers a view of fantasy and reality in his writing. Slaughterhouse Five came from Vonnegut's personal experiences during World War II, such as the horro ...

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

The horrors of war have plagued mankind since the beginning of written history. In "Slaughterhouse Five", Kurt Vonnegut tries to convey the true essence of war and how it can disrupt v ... use pain, [and] how they commit atrocities in their sleep." (Wymer, 251)Works Cited:Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Dell Publishing, 1969.Tanner, Tony. "The Uncertain Messenger (Kurt Vo ...

(4 pages) 38 1 4.2 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American