Human Purpose In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

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These are the complex question Kurt Vonnegut addresses in his novel Slaughterhouse 5. This intricate novel explores the human purpose on earth through a story told about a Prisoner of war. This novel’s discourse of purpose is reflected in many different ways and Vonnegut attempts to prove that our lives have no direction or meaning and we are just puppets being played by a greater force. The main character, Billy Pilgrim is a chaplain’s assistant that gets captured in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Billy is taken with the other P.O.W’s to an abandoned slaughterhouse in Dresden. This is an ironic place to imprison the POW’s as it provides shelter from the American air-raids and when they emerge, they find they are among the few

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