Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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What are some of the destructions of war and destructive forces explored in Slaughterhouse-Five?  

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The mechanized nature of warfare is discussed and emphasized on a number of occasions. One case in point comes when Billy views the war films in reverse. 

"The bombers opened their bomb bay doors, exerted a miraculous magnetism which shrunk the fires, gathered them into cylindrical steel containers, and lifted the containers into the bellies of the planes.… The steel cylinders were taken from the...

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