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A novel tells a story through a sequence of events It entertains a reader with its power descriptions and dramatic plots In addition its the perfect place for the author to voice hisher opinion or point of view In the 20th century American novelists question of the beliefs of its predecessor and issues of society They in their novels question what they perceive as a world of lies In the Kurt Vonneguts Cats Cradle Jonah the protagonist aims to write a book accounting what important Americans had done on the day when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima Through his journey Jonah reveals the views and perceptions of the author Vonnegut exposes the issue of religion The string game cats cradle symbolizes the issue of religion The cats cradle when closely examined contains no damn cradle No damn cat Its just a bunch of Xs between someones hands Like the cats cradle when religion is closely examined its empty He believes religion is made up of lies to keep people in order and prevent chaos He tells the reader to live by the foma harmless untruths that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy Vonnegut also addresses the issue of science Vonnegut argues how science enables the scientist to disassociate himself from the consequences and responsibilities In Cats Cradle Jonah travels to San Lorenzo where hes asked by Frank Hoenikker to be the new president Jonah agrees and Frank promises to do the technical work and support him Thus doing so Frank is enabled to research without facing the public He escapes his responsibilities The interview between Jonah and Dr Breed is another example Dr Breed recalls the history of the man that was hanged in Ilium in 1782 The man described to us by Dr Breed wasnt sorry about killing 26 people Dr Breed states Think of it 26 people he had on his conscience Jonah simply replies The mind
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