Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

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Slaughterhouse-Five is a story about a guy named Billy Pilgrim. Billy Pilgrim is just your average Optometrist, except what makes him different is that he can time travel. He knows his past and his future, he has seen his birth and death many times. He can go from wartime to a place out of this world! Slaughterhouse-Five was written by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut was born on November 11th, 1922, in Indianapolis,Indiana. Mr. Vonnegut started writing for his school paper. He graduated high school, and few years after World War 2 broke out Mr. Vonnegut joined the Army where he was sent to Europe. During his time in the Army Mr. Vonnegut was captured and was a Prisoner of War in Dresden. After the war Mr. Vonnegut married and had children.…show more content…
He is put to work alongside other Americans and other prisoners of war. The prisoners were put there because the Germans thought it would never be bombed. Billy Pilgrim knew it, and was one of the prisoners of war along with a few lucky people to survived the bombing of Dresden. This is also one place Billy Pilgrim travels back to. The year is around 1944, Ilium, New York. This is Billy Pilgrim’s hometown. This is where he was born in 1922, graduated high school, and enrolled into the School of Optometry. This is where he gets married and has two kids, and he lives there until he is killed in Chicago, Illinois, by a guy he met in Dresden by the name of Paul Lazzaro. Billy Pilgrim is killed by Paul because during the war Billy Pilgrim was supposedly responsible for Roland’s death. ''’Who killed me?’ he would ask. And everybody knew the answer, which was this: ‘Billy Pilgrim.’” (Vonnegut 76) Paul promised Roland he would kill Billy Pilgrim. He killed Billy Pilgrim by shooting him, but as a Tralfamadorian would say, ''So it goes.'' The Tralfamadorians live on a planet named Tralfamadore. In 1967 Billy Pilgrim is kidnapped by the aliens. Even though he was on the planet for a long time, it seemed to Billy Pilgrim, he was only gone from Earth for a microsecond. He then is accompanied by a female “actor”, Montana Wildhack. She later has a child. All this time Billy Pilgrim and Montana Wildhack are within a glass
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