“Three inoffensive bangs came from far away. They came from German rifles. The twoscouts who had ditched Billy and Weary had just been shot. They had been lying inambush for Germans. They had been discovered and shot from behind. Now they weredying in the snow, feeling nothing, turning the snow to the color of raspberry sherbet. Soit goes. So Roland Weary was the last of the Three Musketeers.” Page 54 I chose this passage because to me the author makes it really impact full to anyone who wants war or wants to fight in a war because you don’t even consider when your going into a war with your friends that you might be the only one of your best friends you were so close too that makes it out. This passage made me think of how the character Weary who hates to be ditched by his friends was in away left alone again because they ditched him and then that was his last memory of them. This passage related to the overall message of the book because it shows how war can leave you with a lot less then you went in with and how its not worth it at all. The passage is a significant eye opener because it gets the reader thinking in a way that they might never have before.
“Billy had a framed prayer on his office wall which expressed his method for keeping going, even though he was unenthusiastic about living. A lot of patients who saw the prayer on Billy’s wall told him that it helped them to keep going, too. It went like this: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference.” Among the things Billy Pilgrim could not change were the past, the present, and the future.” Page 60 I chose this passage because it explains how hard it is for Billy to live his life, because he is trying to live a regular human life on earth when he knows so much more. He has been shown the fourth dimension in time and thinks that everybody else is unable to break away from the...
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