Slaughterhouse-Five

by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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  • Research the Dresden, Germany, firebombing of World War II and compare Vonnegut’s account of the event with the historical record.
  • Research the history of UFO sightings in the United States and compare Billy Pilgrim’s experience with the Tralfamadorians to actual reported sightings and ‘‘abductions.’’
  • Compare and contrast Slaughterhouse-Five with another well-known novel of war, such as The Red Badge of Courage or All Quiet on the Western Front.

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