Slaughterhouse: Poem Analysis

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Slaughterhouse We have a long line and went for two people. We guarded by three guards, one in front and two behind. Those who stumbled – they kick, those who fell – they beaten by shock. I walked beside the old man and could not believe that I was really going for slaughter. We were pushed into a small room. It was dirty, smelled even worse than in the chamber. On the walls were spray dried blood, in some places lay inside. I had to fight back the gag reflex. All over there were huge machines. These mechanisms should become the last thing I'll ever see. Three guards surrounded us and waited for orders. Besides them there were another 5 creatures: two on cutting, two on the boiler with hot water and one assistant – finished off the victim,…show more content…
– They hang you upside down and sent along the conveyor. Then the machine cuts your throat, but it often misses the mark, so that the monster has to finish you. But he does not kill you only immobilizes. - How? - He hits you with a knife on the spinal cord, so you cannot move, but you feel everything. And then they scald you. Then you go to the warehouse. - Damn! – I could not resist. – How do you know all the details? - I worked on a farm in the world. This is the standard process, – he said calmly. With fear we huddled in a heap. Someone even could not stand by and quietly moaned, lying on the ground. I think that the most fortunate blind, because they did not see what will happen. - First go! – cheerfully bellowed one of our guards. Two monsters caught low thin guy and dragged him to the mechanism. He was twitching, but the guard hit him. - Go damned animal! – screaming monster. - Stubborn creature! – said the second. I watched in horror as they hang the guy's legs, and he's already moving along the conveyor. But I was surprised that I saw the horror not only in the eyes of the future of dinner, but one of the guards. It was clear that he did not want to be here. He stood aside and watched with disgust on the…show more content…
They did suffer! - It's just a man! – the monster laughed. – He does not even understand what you're saying. They do not feel fear and pain. It's just instinct! - No! I understand! I understand you! – I shouted. - You see, he's screaming! He understands what we say! – said the creature with a stick. - Yeah, he does not understand anything! He cries because it's a stupid beast! People – it's food, and nothing else! They have no soul, no emotion, no fear, no joy. All that we see – it's just instinct! - But ... - Enough! Beat him! You lose your job! We have detained the process, and the party must go on time. Are you ready to sacrifice your place for this man? - I'm sorry, – said the creature and touched my head with a stick. Terrible sharp pain shot through my whole body. It spread out the nerves, and I was like hot water washed over. Legs trembled, and I could not stand. - One more time! – joyfully shouted the ringleader. - I think that's enough. He calmed down ... - More! – ordered monster. He hit me again, and I could no longer scream. My arms hung helplessly and without any problems, they hung me up by the legs. Blood rushes to the brain, it becomes harder to breathe, and my head was buzzing. I remembered that my wife and son waiting for me at home. I saw the old man sympathizers me and was waiting for the same
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