Summary Of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

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In part one of chapter five of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse Five, there is a thematic message that life is very complicated and it is a learning experience, but within the life granted to humanity people should not judge others and they should accept life for what it truly is. For instance, a theme in this chapter is ignorance is bliss. When Billy was taken to Tralfamadore and placed in his exhibit, he was innocent and naked. He truly accepted himself, because the Tralfamadorians had no judgments about him and saw him as a perfect person. They did not know anything about him or the way he should be. Within the human experience, people often judge others before they even learn about them and Vonnegut is trying to reveal that everyone should be accepting and never judgmental until they have truly learned about and have fully understood…show more content…
Vonnegut reveals that as time goes on and more is learned about a person, judgments are soon to be made and these judgments bring people down. Billy truly felt that he could accept himself and his body, because the Tralfamadorians did not know better and had no way of bringing him down. Vonnegut is calling society today to be more accepting and to not quickly bring others down, because each human being is made perfectly in the image of God and each human should be allowed to feel comfortable in their own skin. Ignorance is bliss, because when people are unaware of their expectations they are allowed to truly live with themselves. Without knowing what others judge other people for, people are truly able to be happy. Furthermore, another theme in this chapter is to embrace life, because life cannot be changed. The Tralfamadorians speak about how they ignore all the hardships that happen and that they focus on the good things. They allow life to simply be the way it is and they do not try to change or prevent

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