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  • Kurt Vonnegut

    Kurt Vonnegut‚ Jr. is a contemporary American author whose works have been described by Richard Giannone as "comic masks covering the tragic farce that is our contemporary life" (Draper‚ 3784). Vonnegut ’s life has had a number of significannot influences on his works. Influences from his personal philosophy‚ his life and experiences‚ and his family are evident elements in his works. Among his "comic masks" are three novels: Cat ’s Cradle‚ The Sirens of Titan‚ and God Bless You‚ Mr. Rosewater. Throughout

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    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 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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  • 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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  • Kurt Vonnegut Satire

    Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle is a fictional embedment of satirization used to reveal the flaws in mankind. Throughout the story Vonnegut introduced objects and characters that are meant to be satirical representations of people and things in the world. For example‚ Felix Hoenikker is a satirical element of science and technology in that he is presented as a man who believes that everything in the world is a game or puzzle and has no consequence. The hook in San Lorenzo is used as mockery of the death

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  • Kurt Vonnegut: Player Piano

    literature are very familiar with Kurt Vonnegut and his abilities‚ as an author‚ to portray fantastic literature. He is particularly known for his uses of science fiction. Even his shorter stories and different books‚ that are not supposed to be science fiction genre‚ have sort of a sense of his wacky science fiction style. Kurt Vonnegut very often makes a connection to nature or the real world style with science fiction‚ mostly by the use of humor and irony. Kurt Vonnegut was born on November 11‚ 1922

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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, the pessimistic optimist

    Kurt Vonnegut‚ the pessimistic optimist Kurt Vonnegut is widely regarded as a pessimist‚ the evidence found within the short stories of Kilgore Trout actually prove the opposite. Kurt Vonnegut is very much an optimist; the proof is in his critique of society. By pointing out the inherent flaws‚ selfish actions‚ and destructive tendencies within the human race Vonnegut is hopeful that by reading his stories and contemplating their meaning a light bulb will turn on and prompt an enlightened perspective

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  • Kurt Vonnegut and Postmodern Humor

    Belief: Kurt Vonnegut and Postmodern Humor Kevin Brown Humor critics have argued that satire is not possible any longer‚ largely due to the horrors ofthe twentieth century and the postmodern belief in the lack of objective truth‚ especially in relation to morality. Because of these developments‚ they argue that no moral stance can be taken through satire; instead‚ satirists now write merely for pleasure‚ not to instigate any change in morality. Several postmodern authors‚ including Kurt Vonnegut

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