Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five Analysis

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Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse- five because he needed a response to war. The whole novel shows of a man struggling to keep himself together in a horrible time. The structure of the book is scattered due to the fact of his time travel and alien abductions throughout the novel. Vonnegut wrote the book to help make sense of the experiences he went through, which were extremely traumatic considering he was a prisoner of war. He had severe PTSD from his experiences and needed to transport himself from the horrors in his head. He used the ability to put himself elsewhere mentally to escape the horrors surrounding him. Writing the novel had allowed him to express his fears through the life trials he approached. Vonnegut wrote the book to make terms

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