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OutlineThesis In Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut portrays a prepackaged robotic society and an American culture plagued with despair greed and apathy I Introduction II Social problems A Racism B Commercialism and materialism C Violence D Lack of culture E GreedIII Destruction of America A Pollution B Destruction for wealthIV ConclusionVonneguts portrayal of society in Breakfast of ChampionsThe country Vonnegut takes us through has been plasticized prepackaged and brainwashed beyond redemption The poor are sinking into oblivion and the rich are choking on the fruits of their wealth This quote is a very adequate discription of the literary journey through the current scene of America At one point or another Vonnegut discusses nearly every social political or cultural problem afflicting America Racism violence greed and commercialism are a few among the many problems prevalent in this country Briefly 146 Vonneguts novel is an exhibit of the flaws of a robotic self-destructive society Allen 107 In Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut portrays a prefabricated unfeeling society and an American culture plagued with despair greed and apathyThe issue of societys flaws is a major concern of Breakfast of Champions Such problems arise and are dealt with as failure to communicate ecological destruction a contempt for art and the governments inattention to important problems Merrill 157 The experiences and trials of Kilgore Trout an unknown science fiction writer from New York and Dwayne Hoover a Pontiac dealer from Indiana show the suffering and unintelligibility of daily living Giannone 107 Dwayne Hoover suffers greatly despite his apparent wealth and prosperity being burdened with the problems of himself and his family Merrill 158 Hoovers mother killed herself by drinking Drano 130 and his son is a homosexual 131 Although Dwayne owns a Pontiac Dealership a fast food restaurant a Holiday Inn and a large part of the most successful corporation in all of Midland City he
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