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Slaughterhouse-Five

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Suggested Essay Topics

Writing Help Suggested Essay Topics

1. Many Vonnegut novels deal with traffickers of “useful lies.” Are the lessons of Tralfamadore useful lies? Why or why not?

2. Is Billy Pilgrim sane or insane? Does it matter?

3. Discuss the use of irony or black humor in Slaughterhouse-Five.

4. What does Vonnegut achieve by placing himself as a character in the story?