Slaughterhouse Five Thesis

288 Words2 Pages

Title: Slaughterhouse-Five
Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Thesis:
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

Open Document