Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast Of Champions

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Kurt Vonnegut gives a new turn to his innovative fiction and tries to create awareness to people about the things that harm human life and peace. He tries to present how human beings are made as slaves by the introduction of machines. Men become addicted to technology and they do not have the capacity to discriminate between what is real happiness and what is fantasy. They are filled with the fallacy that they have conquered many things and plan for what is yet to be conquered. But in reality the human race is conquered by technology and men are poorly defeated. Their defeat is yet to be noted or realized by them. Kurt Vonnegut fears that if the realization becomes late, it may destroy not only human race but as well his beautiful planet which…show more content…
Most of the critics give a comment that Kurt Vonnegut’s work gives more human dignity. The novel explores the idea that human beings are pure machines. They behave like programmed machines and act according to the programs without an option of escaping. People are thought to be undeserving of respect and Kurt Vonnegut is disgusted by that attitude, writes Jerome Klinkowitz: “The Key solution to human problems, Vonnegut kept insisting, to find human dignity for all human beings-even those who seem to least deserve it” (212). Dwayne Hoover bad ideas or chemicals drive him insane. When he becomes normal and he will go to abnormal mind as he cannot have the capacity to locate which is his normal condition and which is his abnormal. He fails to control his mind, when he starts dreaming. In America Midwestern the people cannot escape from cynicism and alienation as they willingly fall into the traps and they become the victims of their own…show more content…
This faith prompts him into a rage of destruction, all of which would be made illicit. The people attacked by Kurt Vonnegut behave like machines. When Kilgore Trout is in the truck, talking with truck driver about the big word at the side of the truck, Vonnegut satires the word Pyramid. The driver pollutes the environment and his owner likes the sound of the truck. After some chapters Kilgore meets Galaxie truck driver near the fire extinguisher machine. Both the things are keenly observed by the author and he concludes that both the driver as well as his truck pollutes the environment. Trout realizes that God is not a conservationist. He thinks that it is waste of time arguing about the pollution or destruction of the planet. Well, he said, “I used to be a conservationist. I used to weep and wail about people shooting bald eagles with automatic shotguns from helicopters and all that, but I gave it up. There’s a river in Cleveland which is so polluted that it catches fire about once a year. That used to make me sick, but I laugh about it now. When some tanker accidently dumps its load in the ocean and kills millions f birds and billions of fish, I say, ‘More power to Standard Oil,’ or whoever it was that dumped it.
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