Slaughterhouse-Five - Study Guide Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Vonnegut tells the reader about people dying and the fact that his father left him several guns after he died. "They rust." (210) Then Vonnegut mentions that Billy Pilgrim says that Tralfamadorans are more interested in Darwin than Jesus because Darwin said that things die because they are meant to die and "corpses are improvements" (210).

Vonnegut says he hopes Billy Pilgrim is right and people never die. Then he reminisces about his trip to East Germany.

Billy Pilgrim returns to 1945 in Dresden. He and the other prisoners are sent into Dresden to sift through the rubble. They open one building and find dozens of bodies that they begin to pull them out. As the bodies began to rot, they cannot manage to do that, so German soldiers just fire flamethrowers into the holes. The Maori man Billy works with dies from throwing up so...

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