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A Man Without a Country Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 10, "A Sappy Woman from Ypsilanti" Summary

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Chapter 10, "A Sappy Woman from Ypsilanti" Summary

This entire chapter is about a series of letters Kurt Vonnegut receives from various individuals, and the responses he sent to each. The first letter is from a woman from Ypsilanti, but there are also five other letters, for six total, and responses that make up this section. These letters reflect themes from every other chapter, and bring to light Vonnegut's full personality with his interaction.

The first letter is from a 43-year-old woman from Ypsilanti who is pregnant with her first child. She sent a letter asking if she should really bring a life into such a world. Vonnegut's first reaction is to yell, "Don't do it!" He lists a whole paragraph of reasons why she should not, but then sends her a letter saying that the most worthwhile thing...

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