The Euphio Question Analysis

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In the short story, “The Euphio Question” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., the author is criticizing the idea of escapism throughout the text. As the characters in the story distract themselves from their problems by turning on a machine named “the euphio” it allows for them to escape reality and go into a state of bliss. Each and every character that comes in contact with the euphio’s signals ends up disregarding their bodies needs for at least two days, the idea of hunger is mentioned in conversation, but blind minded people just shove the ideas aside. “‘Mom, I’m kinda hungry,’ Eddie said… Lew Harrison gave the euphio's volume knob another twist. ‘There, kid, how’s that?’” (Vonnegut, Jr 224-225). The characters are all in the control of the euphio,
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