Overpopulation In Kurt Vonnegut's Welcome To The Monkey House

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In 1961, Kurt Vonnegut was concerned about overpopulation in the world. With his short story, “Welcome to the Monkey House”, he displays how a society attempts to control overpopulation by having only one legal form of birth control. The one legal form of birth control is a pill for males and females that made people numb from the waist down. The birth control was described as, “The pills were ethical because they didn’t interfere with a person’s ability to reproduce, which would have been unnatural and immoral. All the pills did was take every bit of pleasure out of sex.” The pill stopped people from having pleasure from sex, which prevented an opportunity of a woman conceiving and stopped overpopulation. Kurt Vonnegut’s ideas about overpopulation
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