After the war, Vonnegut attended the University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He described his work there in the late 1940s in terms that could have been used by almost any other City Press reporter of any era: "Well, the Chicago City News Bureau was a tripwire for all the newspapers in town when I was there, and there were five papers, I think. We were out all the time around the clock and every time we came across a really juicy murder or scandal or whatever, they’d send the big time reporters and photographers, otherwise, they’d run our stories. So that’s what I was doing, and I was going to university at the same time." Vonnegut admitted that he was a poor anthropology student, with one professor remarking that some of the students were going to be professional anthropologists and he was not one of them. According to Vonnegut in Bagombo Snuff Box, the university rejected his first thesis on the necessity of accounting for the similarities between Cubist painters and the leaders of late 19th Century Native American uprisings, saying it was unprofessional. He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York, in public relations for General Electric, where his brother Bernard worked in the research department. Vonnegut was a technical writer but was also known for writing well past his typical hours while working. While in Schenectady, Vonnegut lived in the tiny hamlet of Alplaus, just across the Mohawk River from the city of Schenectady.
The paper "Biography of Kurt Vonnegut" presents the early years of Kurt Vonnegut, his experience as a soldier during World War II, and his post-war career. Kurt Vonnegut's experience as a soldier and prisoner of war had a profound influence on his later work…
He had an occupation as a novelist and an essayist. He enlisted in the U.S Army and was transferred to University of Tennessee study mechanical engineering. He survived a bomb attack after they were caught and imprisoned a prisoner of war by the Germans. In 1945, he was freed by Red Army troops.
Every person in the world revised old established ideas about good and evil. Thomas Mann called it the age of endless wars and revolutions (Jasper, 1992, p. 54). It assumed collisions not only between countries and classes but also in human minds and souls.
Thesis (argument) A flashback method, cynical and ironical descriptions of the modern world prevents understanding of the plot development and main themes of the novel
The book is centered round Kilgore Trout, the eighty-four-year-old man. He depicts his memories and thoughts in short stories which unveil the nature of the universe and the world order.
At the same time, very few consider that as they strive to reach the top and be the best that they can be, they are striving towards inequality. Quite simply stated, their being better implies that others are unequal to them. The power of both Kurt Vonnegut and Margaret Atwood's stories lie in the fact that they compel readers to think about all these concepts.
Science fiction helps lend form to the presentation of this world view without imposing a falsifying causality upon it. In his vision, the fantastic offers perception into the quotidian, rather than escape from it. Science fiction is also technically useful, he has said, in providing a distance perspective, "moving the camera out into space," as it were.
Breakfast of Champions is a science fiction story of Dwayne Hoover, Kilgore Trout and narrator and their individual, chaotic experiences in finding the meaning of life. All three men are unsatisfied in their lives, Dwayne
It is quite difficult to change people with physical and mental disabilities for the better, but it is relatively easier to moderate those with average or impressive abilities, and this is what the government did. The standards that they set for equality
Yet, Vonnegut’s treatment of this horrendous experience borders on humor. He writes his own voice by narrating the experience while he was a prisoner of war. His work on chapter one points to the reality about the firebombing. Dresden
Kurt Vonnegut argues that Tralfamadorians see in four dimensions. The element of dimensional quality of perception is manifested when Billy encounters a series of rapid-fire time trips as he recovers from head injury. In chapter eight, Billy finally realizes that