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Kurt Vonnegut

author Kurt Vonnegut uses the influence of technology in many of his short stories. In the short story “Welcome to the Monkey House,” “Harrison Bergeron,” and “EPICAC” there is a common theme of dehumanization from technology/science and authority. Kurt Vonnegut also uses literary elements and techniques that are common in all three of these short stories. Some techniques and elements such as characterization, style, conflict, setting, and or course the theme of his stories. In Kurt Vonnegut’s...

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Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most prominent writers of the early twentieth century. He based a majority of his writings on World War II, which he took part in. In his book “Slaughter House 5”, Vonnegut effectively uses his techniques of characterization, symbolism, and theme to establish the major themes of the novel. Vonnegut constantly uses characterization throughout his novel. Vonnegut described one of his characters Billy Pilgrim as “...like a rock” (Vonnegut 8). He says this to show how...

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Kurt Vonnegut Research Paper

Kurt Vonnegut Everything that happens has a cause and effect. Your everyday life can be influenced by somebody else’s actions, whether its physically or mentally. One influence can be the well known author Kurt Vonnegut. He blended literature with science fiction and humor and also created his own unique world in each of his novels. Kurt Vonnegut’s political and personal beliefs can be determined by his contributions in literature and his experiences in life. ...

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Kurt Vonnegut Bio/Style

Count: 1532 Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut was a man of pacifism and pessimism. The son of an architect, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., was born on November 11, 1922 at Indianapolis, Indiana (Elkins). Vonnegut was born into a family that was largely affected by the Great Depression, which proved to shape his science-fiction writing style. Vonnegut’s works are known for their black humor and use of science fiction, as well as their underlying themes of morality and references to political topics. Vonnegut largely...

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Kurt Vonnegut: A Humorist and a Novelist

In American literature Vonnegut had been categorized as a black humorist, a novelist that encouraged readers to laugh at the absurdity of modern life. Kurt Vonnegut had been unafraid to peer into the destructive depth of our lives. since becoming publicly known in 1960s, Vonnegut with his soothsayer smirk had been recognized for mastering the most ordinary written form of language,with a bag full of blunt remarks. Described as an inimitable social satirist" while the New York Times anointed him the...

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Epicac by Kurt Vonnegut

EPICAC is a short story which is written by Kurt Vonnegut and published in his book ¨Welcome to the Monkey House¨ (1968). This book is a collection of short stories with different themes from war-time epics to futuristic thrillers. This story was first published before in 1950 for Collier's Weekly. Kurt Vonnegut (1992-2007) is considered one of the most influential American novelists of the twentieth century. Some of his most important...

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Night Mother by Kurt Vonnegut

Mother Night What intrigued me the most when reading Mother Night, by Kurt Vonnegut, were the quotes. He says things in a way that really make you step back and think. You could almost tell this book’s story by discussing some of the quotes. In Mother Night, apolitical expatriate American playwright Howard W. Campbell, Jr. refashions himself as a Nazi propagandist in order to pass coded messages on to the U.S. generals and preserve his marriage to a German woman—their "nation of...

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Style Analysis of Kurt Vonnegut on Slaughterhouse Five

brilliant piece of literature. One example, for instance, is Kurt Vonnegut who may have been stimulated by the war, thus writing Slaughterhouse – Five. Though one may categorize this piece as science fiction or even auto - biographical, it can also be interpreted as an anti – war piece. Because Vonnegut is classified as a post modernist, one can take into account all the details, such as the similarities between the main character and Vonnegut, the Tralfamadorians, and the style and themes of the novel...

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An in-depth rhetorical analysis of Kurt Vonneguts' 'Slaugtherhouse-Five'.

and the horror of the Dresden Bombings, Vonnegut display's hope within his story. Slaughterhouse-Five is not without hope, just as the human straits are not completely in despair. To begin, Vonnegut emphasizes what seems to become a motif throughout the book, the three simply words, "So it goes." This phrase encompasses every death in the novel, whether it is in a small scale or large, or for that matter related to Pilgrim or not. With this phrase Vonnegut is able to put a passive twist on death...

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Welcome To The Monkey House Kurt Vonnegut Analysis

collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s short stories. Vonnegut is best known for his black humor and he is remembered as a major satirist. His stories contain a boatload of irony and dark humor; they are also not afraid to get into more serious topics. They frequently involve a “twist” at the end that surprises the reader. Vonnegut’s “twists” clarify meaning, alters predictions and causes us to have a different perspective than usual. The story “The Kid Nobody Could Handle” in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s book, “Welcome...

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