Welcome to the Monkey House Topics for Discussion

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Discuss to what or whom the title "Adam" could refer.

What is the significance of the Kennedys in Vonnegut's collection? How are they portrayed—does Vonnegut portray a personal feeling about them? What do you think the presence of the Kennedys says about the historical period in which the collection was written?

Discuss points of view. Which stories employ a first person narrator? What purpose does this serve? How does this point of view change a story?

Discuss the future. What does Vonnegut seem to be saying about the possible future of humanity in his stories set in the future? Compare and contrast Vonnegut's depictions of the future.

What type of world view do you think Vonnegut holds, based on this collection? How does he see men and women? Society and government? Is his outlook predominately positive or negative, or both?

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