Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s Slaughterhouse-Five tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, a man who is ‘‘unstuck’’ in time. The two central events Billy keeps returning to are his abduction by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore and his time as a prisoner of war during World War II, during which he witnesses the Allied firebombing of the German city of Dresden.
Alienation and Loneliness
Alienation may be defined as, among other things, an inability to make connections with other individuals and with society as a whole. In this sense, Billy Pilgrim is a...
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