Summary Of Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

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Slaughterhouse Five Synopsis: The protagonist of Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five”, Billy Pilgrim, is “unstuck in time.” The novel, in no particular order, details Billy’s life from his basic education to his death. During that time, he goes to war where he experiences being a POW. When he comes back, he gets married and raises two children with his wife. He nearly dies in a plane crash and then his wife is subjected to accidental death on her way to visit him. Despite expectation otherwise, Billy is able to emotionally separate himself from these tragedies and regard all the senseless violence in his life as simply different periods of time through his science fiction experience with the “Tralfamadorians” who allegedly abduct him. Praise and…show more content…
She is taken in by a local family, but eventually goes back to live with her abusive parents. Pecola’s parents hate themselves and each other which is expressed in equal measures of violence and neglect. Pecola is raped by her father and impregnated, but the child does not survive premature birth. Eventually, Pecola pleads with a town mystic to grant her wish of having blue eyes, believing this “mark of beauty” will finally earn her the love she so desperately craves. Pecola finally loses her sanity, believing her wish granted, and spends the rest of her life in a world of fantasy on the edge of…show more content…
The book outlines all the ways in which the two penguins behave just like all the other penguin mates behave between each other. They spend time together, they groom each other, they feed each other, etc. The book hits its conflict when the penguins are surrounded by other couples who are laying eggs and hatching them. The males procure a large rock as a stand-in, but it obviously isn’t the same. Instead, they are given an abandoned egg which they successfully care for and hatch together. The baby is named “Tango” and the little penguin family continues to function just like the other penguin
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