Slaughterhouse Five Thesis

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Title: Slaughterhouse-Five
Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Throughout KVs SF, he describes in matter of fact way the psychological impact/effects of the devastation of war and death upon Billy Pilgrim and how he handles it.

Through the exploration of Billy Pilgrim’s detached and indifferent thoughts, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five illustrates the coping mechanisms of a World War II veteran with post traumatic stress disorder.

Paragraph: When reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, it seemed obvious to me that serving in World War II had a significant impact on Billy Pilgrim’s mental state. Although soldiers returning from war are commonly diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder now, this was far from the truth back in 1969

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