Kurt Vonnegut Use Of Satire In World War 2

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The Satires of WWII The main reference to satire in the book Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut is the life at war. It is mentioned in his book that many of the men sent to war are just babies, and are not ready for the front lines of battle. Also, another direct reference of satire is the advancements in modern warfare. The book takes place in Dresden during WWII. The main theme of the book is the realization that young and old men that are physically and mentally not ready for the line of duty are being forced to the front lines to fight in WWII, as a result of this they have to experience drastic and life changing events such as, Modern warfare and Prisoner of War (POW) camps. Vonnegut develops his comment on society through the novel by explaining how ill equipped men were sent to fight in the war, the advancements of modern warfare, and the effects that war can have on a person such as Billy Pilgrim. Kurt Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died on April 11, 2007. Vonnegut studied at the Cornell University from 1940 to 1942 then enlisted in The U.S. army. After he fought in the battle of the Bulge the…show more content…
Many of them are scattered throughout the book but the main ones are, Ill equipped men sent to fight in battle, the advancements of modern warfare, and the effects of war on a person. The men were sent to battle with weak coats and even weaker shoes. He used the advancements of modern warfare to tell how it can destroy the world in a very small amount of time. The effects of war on a person are used to illustrate that it is not the fantasy that most war books are made out to be. Overall, Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut is a very good example of a juvenalian satire because; the main object is mockery of the United States government and war in
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