Kurt Vonnegut was a man of some weird ideas, and he shows through his characters in all his stories. Kurt’s satire works so well because he used personal events that he added to all the elements in his works. Vonnegut’s experience as a soldier in WWII allowed him to express the vicious reality of government, war, violence and everything else that comes with it. “Slaughterhouse-five,” “Harrison Bergeron”, and “All the Kings Horse’s,” are three texts one begins to notice Vonnegut’s use of satire. One
In the short story, The Kid Nobody Could Handle, by Kurt Vonnegut, the main character of the story is George Helmholtz. He lives in a small town with his wife, is the head of the music department at the local high school and the director of the band. He is the most important person in the story because he is the only one, not psychiatrists, and foster parents, to make a difference in Jim’s life. Throughout the story, George is determined and hopeful, lonely, and fixated with the beauty of music.