Kurt Vonnegut: The Inevitability Of War

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The most important points Vonnegut is trying to get a crossed to his readers are the issues of the inevitability of war, fatalism, and of free will. War is usually fought over religious beliefs, different cultures, land, or governmental disputes. We as people are more willing to be violent to one another to get our point across then to avoid war entirely by recognizing everybody's differences and learning to live together in peace and the key to no violence is communication. War is inevitable because both sides are never going to accept one another's differences. The bombing of Dresden wasn't necessary because there was no threat coming from there. When the German city was bombed one hundred and thirty-five thousand people died and almost all of them were civilians.…show more content…
Vonnegut talked about the issue of fatalism by having Billy do everything he saw happen when traveling to the future in the same order so he couldn't change the outcome even if the outcome would have been better. For example Billy knew exactly when he was going to die and how he was going to die and he still did everything the same letting himself be killed when he could have just stayed home that day and not have been killed. Vonnegut believes everything happens for a reason. The last point Vonnegut is trying to get across is the issue of free will. He is against free will, he believes people shouldn't be able to choose between different outcomes. Vonnegut believes a person is only allowed one outcome that he or she is destined to have and there is no changing
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