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Slaughterhouse Five or The Children's Crusade A Duty Dance with DeathIs one of the world's great antiwar books Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden Billy Pilgrim's odysse Every so often you read a book a book that takes everything you thought created an excellent novel and tears it to pieces; it then sets it on fire and throws it out the window in a display of pure individual brilliance That is how I felt when I read this jumbled and absurd yet fantastic novelThe book has no structure or at the very least a perceivable one it’s all over the place But it works so well It cements the book’s message and purpose underlining its meaning Indeed this book is an anti war novel which is asserted in part through its random and confusing organisation The story is “jumbled and jangled” such as the meaning of war It appears pointless to the reader again alluding to the meaning of war It also suggests that after the war a soldier’s life is in ruins and has no clear direction which can be seen with the sad case of Billy Pilgrim So it goesBilly Pilgrim is a poor tortured soul who after the fire bombing of Dresden is in a state of flux His mind cannot remain in the present and darts back and forth in time like the narrative He was never the most assertive of men and after the war became a shadow of his already meek self The war has left him delusional which is manifested by his abduction by aliens This may or may not have happened Vonnegut leaves it up to the reader to decide What decision they make effects what genre the novel belongs toIs it science fiction?If Billy was abducted by aliens then this is sci fi but if it is a figment of his imagination then this becomes something much deeper It’s up to the reader how they interpret it but I personally believe that he wasn’t abducted I think he made it up unconsciously as a coping strategy for the effects of war and that the author has used it as a tool to raise uestions of the futility of free will but importantly to further establish the anti war themeVonnegut draws on a multitude of sources to establish this further such as the presidential address of Truman He ironically suggests that the A bomb whilst devastating is no worse than ordinary war; he points out the fact that the fire bombing of Dresden killed than the nuking of Hiroshima Through this he uses Billy Pilgrim’s life as a metaphor for what war for the effects of war on the human stateSo it goesVonnegut himself is a character within the narrative as the life of Billy Pilgrim is in part an autobiographical statement The narrator addresses the reader and informs them of this He tells them that this all happened or less This establishes the black humour towards war and the inconseuential deaths of those that are in it Hence the motif “so it goes” at each and every mention of death whether large or small He ends the book on the line “poo te weet” He even tells the reader he is going to do this but at the same time demonstrates that there is nothing intelligible to be said about warI warn you if you’ve not read this it is one of the most bizarre books you will ever read The main character time travels in his mind and has no real present state The narrative initially appears random and completely confusing But once you reach the end you’ll see this book for what it is the most individual and uniue statement against war that will ever be writtenYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Slaughterhouse Five an American classic I miss Kurt VonnegutHe hasn't been gone all that long Of course he isn't gone yet he is gone He has always been alive and he will always be dead So it goesSlaughterhouse five is next to impossible to explain let alone review but here I am And here I goWhat is it about?It's about warIt's about love and hateIt's about post traumatic stress It's about sanity and insanityIt's about aliens not the illegal kind the spacey kindIt's about lifeIt's about deathso it goesThat's one thing Earthlings might learn to do if they tried hard enough Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones This is how I live my life This is how I get through the day Most days I am successful some days I'm not Today is one of the not days Like so many Americans these days I feel I'm in a rut Like so many Americans I don't understand why I am where I am This was not the plan This was not what I had in mind Oh poor meboo hoo This book This book got me thinking So much about life sucks true but not many of us want to give up on it that easy Why? because of the good ones And what makes good ones is our ability to create and enjoy creatingat least I think soWrite it Shoot it Publish it Crochet it sauté it whatever MAKE— Joss WhedonIf you make something a painting a poem a novel a good meal a personyou continue to live even after death I think that's what Mr Vonnegut was getting at MaybeAt least that is how he has remained alive for me