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Slaughter House Five

Summary: There were many themes that Vonnegut wrote about in his pacifist, anti-war book. It is apparent that Vonnegut is completely against war, and he has good right, it had ruined his life. Throughout the book Billy's bare feet are described as being blue and ivory. These cold colors are meant to represent the fine line between life and death, worldly and other-worldly.
Slaughterhouse Five tells the story of a tragic, but not widely known, bombing of World War II, at a city named Dresden. There is a very fine line between genius and madness, this is apparent in Kurt Vonnegut's writing. Vonnegut's goes back to explain the terrible bombing, but still finds room to introduce time travel, aliens, and a foreign planet, in his humorous but tragic novel. The main character of the book is named Billy Pilgrim, a young man who becomes "unstuck" in time, which simply means that he travels back and forth throughout time. Billy Pilgrim is actually written to resemble the author; therefore the ideas and thoughts of Billy are one and the same with the author's. Slaughterhouse Five may seem like an "easy read" but isn't a straight forward, or simple, novel. Vonnegut writes, "There are almost no characters in this story, and almost...

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