Symbols In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

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The novel ‘Slaughterhouse Five’ by Kurt Vonnegut consists of many prominent symbols which assist in revealing many key details about the characters and the plot itself. Some of these vital and eminent symbols consist of the slaughterhouse five itself, Jesus and the cross, and the barbershop quartet. The Slaughterhouse Five being merely a location and the tile of the novel itself is surprisingly a notable symbol throughout the entire book. When most people think of a slaughterhouse they think of a repugnant place where animals are butchered. On the contrary for Billy, Derby, and Lazarro the slaughterhouse is an escape from the killings of the outside, though it doesn’t protect them for very long. The horses in the novel also

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