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Vonnegut's Novel 'Poo-Tee-Weet'

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The last words of the novel “Poo-tee-weet” are appropriate because, in chapter one, Vonnegut stated that those were to be the ending. The statement that Vonnegut makes by closing the book that way is that the world is a violent place and this is especially true in war time. Vonnegut uses that expression in several passages throughout the book, especially after a horrible scene like in chapter one he describes a scene after a massacre: “And what do the birds say? All there is to say about a massacre, things like “Poo-tee-weet?”” (Vonnegut 19) That expression does not mean anything, seems out of place, and in a sort is a ridiculous saying. However, Vonnegut is trying to stress that it is hard to describe the horrific conditions of war unless
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