Theme Of Irony In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

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Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse-Five to portray the gruesome scene of World War II and its many flaws. To do this, Vonnegut uses irony as a way of attacking the corruption of war itself. The irony of Slaughterhouse-Five manifests itself through the conversations between Billy Pilgrim and his fellow soldiers during the war. Most of the ironic quotes in this novel speak in relation to Billy's experience in the war. A direct example of this irony is, "Billy went from total dark to total light, found himself back in the war, back in the delousing station again" (90). This is the scene in which he time travels from a visit to the Grand Canyon as a child, to the delousing station during the war. The irony of this statement is that Billy describes
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