Theme Of War In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

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the novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, the story of Billy Pilgrim is utilized to investigate different topics about existence and war. Vonnegut's terrible war encounters in Dresden drove him to write about the detestation's and tragedies of war. Vonnegut's connection with Billy and alternate characters permits him to examine human responses to death and traumatic occasion. Vonnegut utilizes his characters, specifically Billy Pilgrim, to depict his convictions. An antiwar feeling, appeared through various characters, dominates the whole novel. Vonnegut additionally conveys to scrutinize free will. Billy has a profound faith in destiny and quietism, yet Vonnegut can't help contradicting these perspectives and beliefs. Vonnegut utilizes Billy as an illustration of the conceivable…show more content…
….. But you're not going to write it that way, are you …. You'll pretend you were men instead of babies, and you'll be played in the movies by Frank Sinatra and John Wayne or some of those other glamorous, war-loving, dirty old men. And war will look just wonderful, so we'll have a lot more of them. And they'll be fought by babies like the babies upstairs.”(18)

Another way Vonnegut made this novel war seen as anti-war. Vonnegut has Mary O'Hare thinking wars keep on being prevalent in light of the fact that writers glamorize the soldier's life. To neutralize these sorts of stories, Slaughterhouse-Five is about the minimum alluring record of life as a soldier you can imagine.
He also suggests that people care more about how you look, dress, and smell than about what you do in the middle of a war. Where I got that from is the quote

“Trout's leading robot looked like a human being, and could talk and dance and so on, and go out with girls. And nobody held it against him that he dropped jellied gasoline on people. But they found his halitosis unforgivable. But then he cleared that up, and he was welcomed to the human
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