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When a man becomes a writer I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed 156 When Kurt Vonnegut wrote these lines in his novel Cats Cradle through the narration of John as a writer he in deed expressed his own aim in writing this novel As a postmodernist writer by using innovative techniques in Cats Cradle he intends to reach modern reader in order to help them in the turbulent times of the post-second World War years Describing the modern world as a technological political and spritual wasteland in his novel Vonnegut tries to find solution to this chaos of the world and modern man who is weak purposeless and feels alienated from his society In this respect with the advantages of postmodernism in other words with absolute freedom to create in Cats Cradle Vonnegut portraits the turbulent society of the post-IIWW America in a humourous way in contrast to its context and he uses innovative technique in which his forming of language narration humor parody and fantasy are idiosyncratic Vonneguts using of language in Cats Cradle is the most important determinant of his innovative technique He uses simple and direct statements and basic daily language rather than complex and symbolic ones within an awareness of it would be bored people who had already felt themselves purposeless and who had been careless about their lives For instance the sentences of H Lowe Crosbys speech about the usage of hook in the judgement of the criminals are short and simple that one can easily understand his opinion and his tendency to dictatorship rather than democracy He said that I dont say its good but I dont say it is bad either I sometimes wonder if something like that wouldnt clear up juveline delinquency Maybe the hooks a little extreme for a democracy Public hangings more like it String up a few teen-age
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