A Man Without a Country - Chapter 5, "Okay, Now Let's Have Some Fun" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, "Okay, Now Let's Have Some Fun" Summary

Vonnegut knows how to grab the reader's attention, and he proves it again in this short chapter by following the title line with the proposition to talk about sex. This doesn't last long, but the idea jumps almost immediately into family and extended family. Vonnegut says that women want many people to talk to, and men want a bunch of pals. A conventional family does not offer that, because it would contain one husband, one wife and some kids. The idea of an extended family is one that Vonnegut finds appealing. He says most Americans do not have one, unless you are a Kennedy. He adds that this is part of the reason why the divorce rate is so high.

In an extended family, women have many people to talk to...

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