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Slaughterhouse five is a very complex and twisted story about a World War Two veteran The story is set in three different time periods of his life His name is Billy Pilgrim and he lives in Ilium New York Billy graduated high school in the top third of his class He attended night school at the Ilium School of Optometry Soon after he was drafted and his father died while hunting During war he was a chaplains assistant While serving he saw some action and was captured by the Germans He met a fat antitank gunner named Roland Weary He wasnt very popular or liked by people They were taken to a prison with one hundred other American POWs They were shipped by train for a few days and were temporarily set up at a crossroad There the prisoners were given coats Billy was given a civilan coat that was too small and in that coat he found a diamond There the English prisoners took care of them and helped Billy from going insane While there they were given coats and Billy received a civilian coat with a large diamond in it He also found a pair a silver paratrooper boots He looked like a clown While on the way to that prison Weary died of a foot disease and asked people to avenge him A couple days later the Americans were sent to Dresden to work On the way there Billy met a car thief named Paul Lazzaro who was going to avenge Wearys death The person Weary said was responsible was Billy but Lazzaro had better things on his mind After a few days in Dresden the city was firebombed The city was completely destroyed and to Billy it looked like the moon 130000 souls lost their lives that night and that was the end of the war
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