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Kurt Vonnegut Jr is not complementary to any of the characters in Slaughterhouse-Five the attitudes entertained by the characters except Billy can be considered to be the ideas that Vonnegut does not like Most of the women in Slaughterhouse-Five are stupid materialistic and treated as sex objects by most of the characters After Billys accident Barbara thought of herself as the head of the family she had to take care of Billy whom she though was senile because of his accident and unconventional beliefs While Billy was devoting himself to a calling much higher than mere business Barbara felt responsible for guarding his branch of the money tree She would not let him send more letters to the paper because she feared the rest of the family would look like fools She denounces all his explanations of Tralfamadore as if she were omniscient She treats him like a child It was very exciting for her taking away his dignity in the name of love This shows Vonnegut thinks women are too overbearing Barbara tries to take everything she possibly can on her honeymoon This signifies how tied she was to material goods she and her husband could not amuse themselves This opposes Billy who had one of his most happy moments sunning himself in Dresden When Barbara learns of her mothers death she has to be doped up so she could continue to function even though her father was broken and her mother was dead Billy did not have anything to help him continue to function when he saw hundreds of thousands of people killed in the war which shows that Vonnegut sees women as less able to handle losses Valencia was somehow crude she snored like a bandsaw She didnt have ovaries or a uterus any more This does not seem to bother her maybe losing her diamond ring would bother her more Valencia loved food her family was rich
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