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Cats Cradle is Vonneguts most highly praised novel Filled with humor and unforgettable characters this apocalyptic story tells of Earths ultimate end and presents a vision of the future that is both darkly fantastic and funny as Vonnegut weaves a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness In Cats Cradle Kurt Vonnegut uses satire as a vehicle for threatened self-destruction when he designs the government of San Lorenzo In addition the Bokonists practice of Boko-maru and if the world is going to end in total self destruction and ruin then people will die no matter how good people are and what religion people believe An example of satire that Kurt Vonnegut uses is when he designs the government of San Lorenzo San Lorenzo is a small island somewhere in the Caribbean The people in San Lorenzo are doomed to failure no matter what leader they have and they have always been this way San Lorenzo in the novel is pictured as one of the most unsuccessful and useless places on earth The people there are very poor do not have much to eat and do not have any motivation left at all Johnson and McCabe had failed to raise the people from the misery and muck Achebe 133 Thus that is why they do not care anymore who there leader is going to be because they know that they are going to fail anyway Everybody was bound to fail for San Lorenzo was as unproductive as an equal area in the Sahara or the Polar Icecap Achebe 133 The way that the people are kept alive is by trickery by the government and the holy man Bokonon The story of Bokonon and his religion begins with the dictat or of San Lorenzo and Bokonon at first Shteyrenberg 2 being friends but then they decided to govern San Lorenzo by themselves Seeing that the people are hopeless and without direction Bokonon invents his
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