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From Ancient Greek playwright Euripides To die is a debt we must all of us discharge Fitzhenry 122 to renowned Nineteenth Century poet Emily Dickinson Because I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me - The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality Fitzhenry 126 the concept of death reincarnation rebirth and mourning have been brooded over time and time again And with no definite answers to lifes most puzzling question of death being given it only seems natural that this subject is further explored Kurt Vonnegut is one of many modern writers obsessed with this idea and spends many of his novels thematically infatuated with death His semi- autobiographical novel dealing with his experiences in Dresden during WWII named Slaughterhouse Five The Childrens Crusade or A Duty Dance With Death is no exception to his fixation A work of transparent simplicity and a modern allegory whose hero Billy Pilgrim shuffles between Earth and its timeless surrogate Tralfamadore Riley and Harte 452 Slaughterhouse Five shows a sympathetic and compassionate evaluation of Billys response to the cruelty of life Bryfonski and Senick 614 This cruelty stems from death time renewal war and the lack of compassion for human life all large themes inextricably bound up Bryfonski and Mendelson 529 in this cyclically natured novel that tries to solve the great mystery of death for us once and for all Billys life had revolved around these ideas from the time he was a child At the age of twelve Billy had undergone the real crises of his life had found life meaningless even if he could not then articulate that concept and was in desperate need for reinventing himself and his universe Bryfonski and Senick 615 These feelings stayed with Billy throughout the strange occurrences of his life When still a baby in the eyes of many people Billy was sent off to deaths symbiotic partner war fighting World War II in Europe
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