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Analysis of Cats Cradle Kurt Vonneguts Cats Cradle one of the centurys greatest anthropological works deals with religion science and the end of the world its major theme involves the symbolic nature of the title of the book The theme of the cats cradle is used throughout the book to represent many of the truths as viewed by Vonnegut that are found in society A cats cradle is essentially a game played by all ages and almost all nationalities Even the Eskimos know itCats Cradle 114 It is a game using an endless string a loop six feet in circumference which is wound looped or strung between the hands of the players It symbolically and historically is used to represent many things like stories or figures like the one figure which is its name sake the cats cradle In actuality it is still according to Vonnegut nothing but a bunch of Xs between somebodys hands CC 114 This in turn gives Vonneguts definition for many of Mans creations in the world One of Kurt Vonneguts major areas of examination or ridicule in Cats Cradle is the worlds religions To elaborate on the point of religion Vonnegut invents his own religion Bokonism in which the first essential rule is according to Bokonon the character inventor of the religion that all of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies CC 14 Bokonon also states as a warning at the beginning of his first religious book Dont be a fool Close this book at once It is nothing but fomaliesCC 177 That is to say that the religion is nothing but lies that he makes up Bokonon creates the religion for the people of a small Caribbean island called San Larenzo he then makes it a point that the religion be banned by his friend who runs the Government of the island This is so the people will be happy and
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