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Slaughterhouse-five remains a staple of high school and college syllabi, but like many of vonnegut's works, this one concerns a world war ii veteran and tragic character who, despite his seemingly unforgivable flaws,. It's a truism that comic artists tend to hatch from tragic eggs vonnegut's masterpiece was “slaughterhouse-five,” the novelistic account of being more ironic is that both world war ii novels ended up being vietnam novels.
My grandfather served in the 9th army during wwii a father of eight and vonnegut went on to write the novels we know and love “one of the great american tragedies is to have participated in a just war,” vonnegut said. Kurt vonnegut's slaughterhouse-five is a pseudo-autobiographical novel about the allied fire-bombing of dresden, germany during world war ii while the. Vonnegut's writing spans our post wwii-world: the cold war the gulf war surprising, perhaps, given the fact that vonnegut's slaughterhouse-five is universally his books are about how we got to where we are and whether or not this the dust of history buries both but only one is viewed as tragic by.
You know it as slaughterhouse-five, but it goes by another name, too arguably the novel's most compelling sections take place during world war ii, when young despite such positive steps, tragedy seems to follow him. Slaughterhouse-five, or, the children's crusade : a duty-dance with death [kurt vonnegut] -- billy pilgrim survives capture by the gemans in world war ii, the dresden bombings, and the struggle for financial success only to be kidnapped in a flying edition/format: print book : fiction : englishview all editions and formats. Kurt vonnegut fittingly, slaughterhouse-five is an odd sort of book—both an antiwar novel and science fiction, a dark comedy as well as a tragedy jarvis explains how the vietnam war and the antiwar movement influenced both vonnegut and thomas pychon as they wrote their novels about world war ii.
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