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Slaughterhouse Five Advantages Of War

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Mathew Abiola
English 4 - Sec 7
Spring 2017
Professor Zittrain Anti - War Is there any benefit of war or killing and wasting people’s life and creating mass destruction to mother earth? No, war is not something a country or group of people should have pride in. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut show how various aspects of life some which consist of disadvantages of war in relation to times it occurs. The novel is a very derisive novel about World War II. The main character who is a time traveler named Billy Pilgrim tells of his war experience. Kurt started by telling the story about Billy’s life from being a World War II veteran, he also survived the the
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Kurt claims that “you know what I say to people when I hear they're writing anti-war books? [...] I say, "Why don't you write an anti-glacier book instead?” (4). Even though war is something that would never change but talking about it and trying send the message about the negative impact it has on the world natural resources is a great idea Kurt introduce and analyzed in his book. The glory of war shouldn't be praised. Slaughterhouse-Five is about the least glamorous account of life as a soldier you can imagine. When he claims that “You were just babies in the war—like the ones upstairs! [...] But you're not going to write it that way, are you [...] You'll pretend you were men instead of babies, and you'll be played in the movies by Frank Sinatra and John Wayne or some of those other glamorous, war-loving, dirty old men. And war will look just wonderful, so we'll have a lot more of them. And they'll be fought by babies like the babies upstairs.”(18) This show that Kurt's not really trying to glorify war in his novel. If war has been prevented in the early years some country would be doing really great in terms having natural resources and money. It's because can lead to waste of money and destruction of many natural resources. Billy's Tralfamadorian philosophy and reverse shows that when he claims that “They did the same for the wrecked American bombers on the ground, and those planes flew up backwards to join the formation [...] Over France, though, German fighters came up again, made everything and everybody as good as new”(93, 94). Vonnegut conveys his strongly anti-war opinion to the reader. And just to mention war shouldn't be praised or glorified because it has a huge negative
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