Breakfast of Champions Setting & Symbolism

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Sparky

Sparky is Dwayne Hoover's crippled pet Labrador retriever. Sparky is principally significant in the novel because he is the only object with which Dwayne appears to have complete confidence and share some affection. Dwayne likes to grab Sparky and roll around on the floor with him. Because of an injury, Sparky cannot wag his tail, which apparently provokes other dogs to attack.

Bill

Bill is Kilgore Trout's pet parakeet. At the beginning of the novel Kilgore offers to grant Bill three wishes. Bill first wants to leave his cage and then he wants the apartment window opened. Bill then apparently rethinks his future and flies back to the cage. Kilgore comments that Bill has wisely used his three wishes by making sure he still has something to wish for.

Plague on Wheels

Plague on Wheels is a science fiction novel written by Kilgore Trout that tells the...

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