charcters of slaughterhouse five

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Characters Kurt Vonnegut - Plays the role of himself in the first chapter, as he tries to get a grip on the Dresden book he feels the need to write. Appears occasionally in Billy Pilgrim’s story as a reminder that he was indeed there. Also appears again at the end, when he returns to Dresden as a tourist. Billy Pilgrim - Pacifistic, wimpy, and passive-natured main character in Vonnegut’s Dresden story. Generally seen …

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…Harbors a great hatred toward war, and reminds Vonnegut that wars are not fought by mature, grown men, but by “babies”. Serves as his inspiration for writing the book. Bernard O’Hare - Vonnegut’s only real war buddy. Vonnegut returns to him to reminisce about the war, but finds Bernard is a henpecked husband who hates the war too much to want to talk about it. Vonnegut returns to Dresden with O’Hare in 1967.