Chapter 2 Summary and Analysis
Billy Pilgrim: the time-travelling protagonist; he primarily varies between being a chaplain’s assistant taken prisoner of war by the Germans and between his later life as a successful optometrist
Barbara Pilgrim: Billy’s worried daughter
Tralfamadorians: according to Billy, creatures from outer space who can see in the fourth dimension (time)
Roland Weary: a cruel American soldier who travels with Billy after the Battle of the Bulge
Billy’s mom (no name given): in this chapter, a weak, old lady
Billy Pilgrim is introduced as an involuntary time traveller. After a youth spent in Ilium, New York, Billy is sent to the...
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