A Look into the Human Mind In his powerful novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut tells of a man named he-goat Pilgrim who has become unstuck in time. He walks finished a door in 1955 and comes out another(prenominal) in 1941. He crashes in a plane in 1968 and ends up displayed in a zoo on the satellite Tralfamadore making love to Earth porno-star, Montana Wildhack. He ends up in the cellar of a slaughterhouse when Dresden is bombed to ashes during World war II; wand, his fellow Americans, and four guards were the only ones to live through the bombing. The Boston Globe best explains the book when it says it is poignant and hilarious, thread with compassion and, behind e rattlingthing, the cataract of a thundering moral rumor (back cover). Vonnegut looks into the human mind of a man, traumatized by war experiences and low relations with his father, and determines insanity is the result.
Billys father is a source of his instability from the beginning. Mr. Pilgrim treats Billy as if he has no feelings and he is a disgrace to him. Unfortunately for Billy, fathers are very influential in a boys exploitation up. In a terrible encounter with his father when Billy was young, Mr.
Pilgrim sets the stage for Billys insanity: Little Billy was terrified because his father had said Billy was going to observe to swim by the method of sink-or-swim. His father was going to stroke Billy into the deep end, and Billy was going to damn hearty swim. It was like an execution. Billy was numb as his father carried him from the exhibitor room to the pool. His eyes were closed. When he opened his eyes, he was on the bottom of the pool and there was beautiful music play everywhere. He lost consciousness, but the...
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