Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does FATES WORSE THAN DEATH by humorist Kurt Vonnegut contain?
FATES WORSE THAN DEATH contains a collage of articles, speeches and biographical interconnections which move the analysis forward with examinations of history, literature, psychology and art.
2. How can you tell Vonnegut does not value medals and awards?
He plays a practical joke by wearing every sort of medal he can find to an ROTC inspection. Also, when the war ends and Vonnegut is authorized to wear combat ribbons, he finds them to have no more meaning than these borrowed trinkets.
3. Why does Father not enjoy working as an architect?
Father believes architecture is more accounting than art. The Great Depression and World War II end construction, so at what should have been the height of his career, Father has almost no work.
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