Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a one of the most prominent satirical writers of our time. He writes about the follies of men and society. In his novels The Sirens of Titan, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Cat’s Cradle we see the faults of mankind through its belief in false truths like religion and war. Vonnegut points out . . .
Mrs. Michelle Leininger
The American dream is something common to all people, but it is something that everyone views in different ways. The American dream is different for everyone, but they share some of the same aspects of it. The dream is dependent mainly on the setting of where one lives and one‘s social status. For example, . . .
The book Cat’s Cradle is about our protagonist, John (or Jonah), who has set out to write a book about what important Americans had done on the day when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The book is called The Day the World Ended. To write the book, John writes a letter to Felix Hoenikker, who . . .
The book Slaughterhouse 5 is based off of Kurt Vonnegut’s own war experiences during World War II. Vonnegut was present in Dresden, Germany during the bombings, which killed about twice the number of people that died in Hiroshima. The story starts out with him describing how he had a lot of trouble . . .
The characters in the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, have a lot of pride. They are all known as good citizens, for one reason or another, and they all would like to keep their good name. John Proctor would like to be known as the man who sticks up for the little person and always does the right thing. . . .
In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher is the Rye, the protagonist Holden Caufield emerges from a trying and emotional series of events and does not grow emotionally but remains as immature as he was at the beginning of the novel. The story is about the difficulties of growing up. Most people come out of their . . .
I read the book Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut. The word slapstick is used for some sort of comedy so the title, Slapstick, refers to the book being harshly funny and unserious. There is also an “alternative” title to the book, Lonesome No More! This refers to when the main character, Wilbur, becomes president . . .