Slaughterhouse-Five Chapters 6-7 Summary and Analysis

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Chapters 6-7 Summary and Analysis

Summary
Billy returns, confused, to his German prison. He finds himself strangely drawn to his coat, which appears to contain two small lumps within the lining.

The Englishman who broke Paul Lazarro’s arm returns to check on him. Lazarro says he is going to have him killed someday. After the other man leaves, Lazarro tells Billy that he is going to have him killed after the war, too.

Billy knows that his death is going to occur in 1976, after he gives a speech about Tralfamadore in Chicago. At this time, Billy has become very popular. He is shot by a laser gun wielded by Paul Lazarro, who has been hiding in the press box.

Billy comes back to life in 1945. He and his two companions...

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