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Sarcasm and Black Humor Kurt Vonnegut uses sarcasm to portray the humor foolishness and futility of real life issues people events and expectations In his books he writes like a satire but in reality thats not what it really is He has many opinions and questions of mans search for the meaning of life Objects events and people of real life are represented in his books and are put into Vonneguts context Characters in his books are put through a lot of adversity and find out they do not have the ability to control or change fate War and religion are often questioned in Vonneguts books All of these things become victims of Vonneguts sarcasm and satire A unique writing style in most of his books he writes like a satire to attack a satire and its ideal world with definite answers Kennard 1 A significant part to Vonneguts books is the satiric and humorous qualities used to emphasize the serious points of his books In the books which are considered science fiction contain wild black humor which is uncommon amongst these types of books Overview 1 His humor targets the futility of warfare the negative effects of technology and the potential of mans evil to cause havoc He laughs and is pessimistic towards government and religion Introduction 1 Vonnegut is anti-technology anti-machine and anti-science and he shows this throughout his books Overview 1 There is a concern of genuine human questions throughout his books These questions often are about war peace technology and human happiness These questions recur throughout his books and are answered ridiculously 1 He likes to emphasize the comic absurdity of man looking for meaning and order in his life when the character exists in a meaningless and disorderly universe Introduction 1 Vonnegut directs his satire to his characters He also directs most of this satire to himself as much as he does to society Overview 1 Questions are
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