Free Will In Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

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This passage from Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, takes place on the planet of Tralfamadore, where the tralfamadorian is talking about the concept of free will, which is apparently, unique to earthlings. The passage goes on to further say that out of hundreds of planets, only on earth does the idea of free will exist.

This passage argues that faith is futile, due to our lack of control of situations that occur around us. The tralfamadorian cannot understand the concept of free will. Free will, is the ability to make one’s own choices, however Slaughterhouse Five suggests throughout the novel, that free will, is not as free thinking as what was once thought. The futility of faith is shown through the tone in which the tralfamadorian

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