Slaughterhouse-five by kurt vonnegut home / literature / slaughterhouse-five / billy is the main character of slaughterhouse-five, but he's not exactly the hero of the book bernard v o'hare is the narrator's war buddy who accompanies him on his trip back to the slaughterhouse where they took shelter from the dresden firebombing he. A young german guard at the slaughterhouse, seek naked women at the slaughterhouse, a sixteen-year-old german charged with guarding billy and edgar derby when they first arrive at slaughterhouse-five in dresden.
The author of the novel, kurt vonnegut was also taken as a pow during the battle of the bulge and survived the firebombing of dresden in slaughterhouse-five in the opening and closing chapters of in the opening and closing chapters of. ― kurt vonnegut, slaughterhouse-five 1 likes like “you know - you never wrote a story with a villain in it” ― kurt vonnegut, slaughterhouse-five 1 likes “there was nothing i could do about it as an earthling, i had to believe whatever clocks said - and calendars” ― kurt vonnegut, slaughterhouse-five.
“it was a movie about american bombers in world war ii and the gallant men who flew them seen backwards by billy, the story went like this: american planes, full of holes and wounded men and corpses took off backwards from an airfield in england. The slaughterhouse-five quotes below are all either spoken by kurt vonnegut or refer to kurt vonnegut for each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: .
“ robert pilgrim is the son of billy pilgrim and appears in the novel slaughterhouse five robert pilgrim “ barabara pilgrim is the daughter of billy pilgrim and valencia pilgrim. Kurt vonnegut’s 1969 masterpiece slaughterhouse-five is sometimes called the spiritual successor to joseph heller’s catch-22 it is a comparison that feels both instinctive and inappropriate the latter revels in the comically absurd while the former in the existentially outlandish. Billy pilgrim the central character of slaughterhouse-fivea pacifist, a soldier, a prisoner of war, and an optometrist (someone who prescribes corrective lenses for people who have visual defects), billy is the epitome of a mild-mannered everyman who adapts to life's situations rather than challenge them. Summary following his tragic airplane accident, billy lies in a vermont hospital valencia sets out from ilium, headed for vermont to see him in her frantic state, she has a car accident, yet she continues on to vermont, minus the muffler to her car.
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699 quotes from slaughterhouse-five: ‘everything was beautiful and nothing hurt’ ― kurt vonnegut, slaughterhouse-five 379 likes is that people are discouraged from being characters” ― kurt vonnegut, slaughterhouse five 205 likes like “it was very exciting for her, taking his dignity away in the name of love. Kurt vonnegut - the novel’s author and a minor character vonnegut himself was a prisoner of war during the firebombing of dresden, and he periodically inserts himself in the narrative, as when he becomes the incontinent soldier in the latrine in the german prison camp. “how nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive” ― kurt vonnegut, slaughterhouse-five.