A Look into the Human Mind. Sluaghterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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A Look into the Human Mind In his powerful novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut tells of a man named Billy Pilgrim who has become unstuck in time. He walks through a door in 1955 and comes out another in 1941. He crashes in a plane in 1968 and ends up displayed in a zoo on the planet Tralfamadore making love to Earth porno-star, Montana Wildhack. He ends up in the cellar of a slaughterhouse when Dresden is bombed to …

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…the book seems to be fictional, a deeper look shows that there are many lessons that are very true to life. Billy reaches out and teaches a wonderful moral lesson about death and war. He teaches that death can be overcome if a person is strong enough, and war, although terrible, is somehow needed. “…Billy learned from the Tralfamadorians… that we will all live forever no matter how dead we may sometimes seem to be.” (211)