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Schlachthof Fnf Slaughterhouse-Five The novel Slaughterhouse-Five raises many important questions that surround itself with one of the major themes in the novel Themes such as life and death the role of fate in ones life time and space acceptance and human dignity just to name a few Slaughterhouse-Five forces the individual who reads it to ask many moralistic questions Questions such as where heshe would spend eternity what is ones purpose in life what is faith and morality and if there is such a thing in this cruel world then why children would be called to fight in a war and participate in a duty dance with death Kurt Vonnegut attempted to answer some of these questions that have plagued society with his novel Slaughterhouse- Five Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse- Five so that the books protagonist Billy Pilgrim ventured out to various occurrences in his life Throughout the course of the novel Billy used time travel to endeavor answering those questions Billy Pilgrim was portrayed as being an all time unusual protagonist for a war novel Billy is weak submissive and often ludicrous His nature is not equipped for war in any way and this is proven true what he nearly dies wandering behind the German lines during the Battle of the Bulge After the war he finished his academic career became an optometrist and married Valencia Merble-a woman who was bought up from a well to do family Billy Pilgrims ludicrous personality soon came into play when he began to believe that aliens who inhabited the planet Tralfamadore abducted him There he remains to be unstuck in time- a term used to express the experience of his life out of chronological order Many passages motifs and symbolisms help convey Vonneguts messages that he expressed in the themes
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