Argumentative Essay On Cat's Cradle

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Argumentative Research Paper: Cat’s Cradle
I. Introduction
a. TAG: The novel Cat’s Cradle was written by Kurt Vonnegut
b. Context: It is an imaginative fantasy, in which the exact date and time are not clearly established, as is common with science fiction. The novel 's plot reflects the cold war atmosphere of the early 1960s. Vonnegut uses irony, satire, and mockery throughout the course of the novel to prove his points and to capture the audience’s attention.
c. Introduction of Focus: The main character, John, questions the integrity of scientists who produce weapons with not thinking of the destructive powers the can behold or how they would be used. He also mocks religion as a remedy for the people and a means by which leaders are able to compose their followers as well as allow them to exist happily among poverty and destruction.
d. Proposition: The novel Cat’s Cradle has a
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Quote: “I 'm not a drug salesman. I 'm a writer." "What makes you think a writer isn 't a drug salesman?” (153)
III. Opposing Argument
a. Disarranged Plot: the ending of the book was very disordered and mocking. The quote that ended the book was, “If I were a younger man, I would write a history of human stupidity; and I would climb to the top of Mount McCabe and lie down on my back with my history for a pillow; and I would take from the ground some of the blue-white poison that makes statues of men; and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who.” (127) then the book is over and it leaves you confused on all the opportunities that may occur next and the audience is then lost.
i. Refutation: The story line actually has a very basic plot, and as for the ending the author made the decision to leave you wondering. The author is smart about his ending where he plays with characters emotions towards the book which is actually a respectable technique that he uses in order to create elevated anticipation for what is to
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