Analysis Of Slaughterhouse-Five By Vonnegut

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Vonnegut‘s way of narration with a clear language is a result of his journalistic experience and also from his pragmatic upbringing. As a journalist, Vonnegut knew that he had to write for certain audience which he had to keep in mind at all times when writing. The pragmatic environment that he grew up in taught Kurt that it is important to be efficient when choosing to do anything. The result of these factors is Vonnegut‘s express and ever present concern that his ideas are perceived and understood by the reader, who, in turn, will hopefully learn something that will help him make the world immediately around him just a little bit better. Vonnegut’s mastery of diction allowed him to craftily developed characters in a manner that made them and the story they were a part of, seem real. As a narrator of Slaughterhouse-Five Vonnegut writes articulately, but not esoterically. He uses the vocabulary of an educated person, using polysyllabic words, but speaks in a manner that could be easily be understood by the ordinary people. As the various characters in the novel, Vonnegut adopts cleverly his level of diction to help build the character on a deep level. The more educated characters such as Edgar Derby speak in a manner fitting of someone who has been educated in such a way: You know we 've had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved
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