Slaughterhouse-Five - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Billy Pilgrim gets onto a chartered airplane with several other optometrists. A barbershop quartet on the plane sings some bawdy songs at the request of Billy's father-in-law. Billy takes a momentary trip back to the woods in Luxembourg, then the plane crashes into the side of a mountain. Billy is the only survivor. Two Austrian skiers find him and take him to the hospital.

Billy dreams about Dresden. He dreams about working at a factory that made syrup for pregnant women. Everyone stole spoonfuls of syrup because it tasted good and it was enriched with vitamins and minerals. Billy stole some syrup. Edgar Derby saw him and Billy gave him some too.

Chapter 7 Analysis

After the plane crash, Billy hears the Austrians speaking in German. He says "Schlachthof-fünf," because he was supposed to say that to any German who needed to know where he...

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