AB-S.V. - Jacob Matson Page 1 5/12/2009 LIT 205 – Great...

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Unformatted text preview: Jacob Matson Page 1 5/12/2009 LIT 205 – Great Works of Literature: The Novel -- Annotated Bibliography Title of Reading: Slaughterhouse-Five Author: Kurt Vonnegut BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF MAIN IDEAS “Dresden was like the moon now, nothing but minerals” (178). This stark reality faced Billy Pilgrim and the other prisoners as they emerged from the shelter of the slaughterhouse on February 14, 1945. Overnight, more than 200,000 innocent civilians and hundreds of years of history, art, and culture were firebombed into oblivion. Everything was burned to the ground. The image of the post-bombing Dresden painted by Kurt Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse- Five is void of any bravery or honor or heroics. It portrays a much darker, morbid picture that blatantly contradicts the commonly held idea of war. The city of Dresden had no military significance whatsoever, yet it was destroyed simply out of revenge. More simply, the city was a casualty of war....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course LIT 205 taught by Professor Winderl during the Spring '08 term at Point Loma.

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