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Kurt Vonneguts Cats Cradle is an exceptional book due to the way the author unfolds the intricate plot the means by which the narrator introduces a variety of round colorful characters and the satirical humor used throughout the story As extravagant as the plot of Cats Cradle is Vonnegut shows no problem in keeping the readers interest level high The story unfolds in a way that makes the reader wonder what the narrator Jonah will reveal next Vonnegut almost makes it seem soap-opera like in the way that he has the narrator dig up dirt so to speak on nearly every character introduced but never openly announcing whats next This insight into characters gives them a sense of being real and their human qualities and faults make the characters more appealing to the reader Vonnegut lets us feel raw emotion and take a look inside each characters mindset He also strings all of the characters together in a such a way that at some point every character has something to do with any other character For example Dr Asa Breed had an affair with Mrs Hoenikker before she had met her husband Dr Breed then became Dr Hoenikkers superior in the Research Lab thus tainting their opinions of each other as men rather than scientists The satire used throughout the story is a way for the characters to voice their stance on an issue in a passive way The humor also keeps the reader from becoming bored with the events The satire sheds light on subjects that are not at all humorous such as Dr Hoenikkers inventions of the atomic bomb and ice-nine Vonnegut uses humor in a human way touching on things that we are all aware of but write off as being taboo A mild example of this is when Newt Hoenikker is talking about being a child who was shown the string game cats cradle by his father and
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