Literary Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut's 'Galápagos'

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There are millions of books out in the world today, all different genres and all different stories. Author Kurt Vonnegut is known to for his satirical literary style of writing while also using science-fiction. As with many of his novels, he continued this type of writing through his book, Galápagos written in 1985. Vonnegut had a very specific way of writing; He kept things simple and straight forward, not having long runoff sentences and keeping things short. This lead to things being simply understood during analyzations. Galápagos’s narrator is Leon Trout, who is a ghost from the past history of the Bahía de Darwin, which is the boat on which the present day setting is placed. To get a background on Leon Trout, the reader needs to finish…show more content…
His past is not mentioned much up until chapter six. There were comments like on page 9 when Trout says “My answer: There was no other source. This was a very innocent planet, except for those great big brains,” to understand the meaning of his “answer”, with previous context, Trout was talking about another characters schemes he used to play on people. This being said, Trout believed that the bad only came from humans big brains, because they did weigh three kilograms. With this statement, places a seed in the readers head about what he could possibly mean from…show more content…
That was Trouts main point in this novel. If the reader was to look, there is a lot of references to how many times the people on the Bahía de Darwin were making foolish decisions, yet again, backing up his philosophy. As the book continued, Trouts voice became more stronger and so did his opinion. Still astonished, in chapter sixteen Trout states, “It pains me even now, even a million years later, to write about such human misbehavior. A million years later, I feel like apologizing for the human race. Thats all I can say,” (Page 85) this gives the reader a sense that Trout feels embarrassed of what his species has done. That he knows better, so why doesn't everyone else. Of course he has a completely different point of view than everyone else had at this

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