What ironies are there in the survival of the American prisoners through the destruction of Dresden? One morning, they get up to discover the door is unlocked, and that the war is over. What characteristics of the city itself make the firebombing of Dresden especially savage, tragic, and ironic? Montana is six months pregnant. It had holes and craters everywhere the eye could see. The time skips and abductions could have happened; however, it could also be assumed that the events were made up by Billy to protect his own sanity. What does the position and condition of the first set of bodies found in Dresden suggest? Consider the important characteristic they have in common despite all their differences. When I think of the moon I think of massive craters, moon rock and rubble, and lifelessness. Tobruk a city in northeast Libya on the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Chapter Ten also renders a final allusion to the theory of natural selection. It turns people off of war and towards more Peaceful terms. Dresden was considered a very beautiful city. Valencia, hysterical upon the news of the crash, drives frantically to Vermont, and is in a car accident. I think the moon is a pretty fitting description of Dresden. Enjoy all the moments in life that you can, and don't focus on the bad stuff that happens.
Both Derby and the Maori, as well as those killed in the firestorm, are collectively eliminated without allowance for individual characteristics or distinctions, and those who survive do so without exhibiting any superior capabilities. At the end of a war, you'd think there'd be a fanfare. These little snip-bits of themes and life generalizations are great. Back in the hospital the next day, Rumfoord quizzes Billy about Dresden. Crimea a region and peninsula of southern Ukraine in eastern Europe, on the Black Sea. However, the time travel could just be memories that keep recurring in his head time after time, and the alien abductions would be like the dreams he is having while being in the hospital many times after weird circumstances occurred. Our narrator places himself back into the story again with an account of the deaths he has recently encountered.
He looks so strange that several of the guests conclude that he is suffering a heart attack. Edgar Derbys's killing seemed to hit home with me the hardest because of how absolutely one hundred percent wrong it was. Vocabulary Green Berets: this is a special forces unit in the United States Army made famous by their green hats. He gives the reader the explanation that Billy is similar to the baby Jesus in the carol because he often has things to cry about, but does not make any sound that would normally accompany a cry. To get a degree for a career we want to have.
Above all, what he learned on Tralfamadore is how he and the human race should be living their lives. It is to be accepted that Billy Pilgrim was in Dresden. Numerous times in the novel Billy has been seen to drift off and begin exploring his mind. In the next bed, an arrogant Harvard history professor named Bertram Copeland Rumfoord is recovering from a skiing accident. When Billy and the others emerge from the slaughterhouse to find Dresden in ruins, it looked like a different planet to them. This is because the bombs left ash and deep craters in the ground making it seem just like the surface of the moon.
Billy is oblivious to her death. Dresden is compared to the moon because of its lifelessness. The couple makes Billy get out and look at the animals, and he begins to cry his first tears of the war. Because it's the society norm. On the way, a German couple scolds them for the poor condition of the horses. What examples of the unique Tralfamadorian perception of the universe are presented at the beginning of Chapter 5? All 7,000,000,000 people would want to be viewed as something great and considered a honorable person. Their singing arouses a distressing response in Billy.
In the final chapter of the novel, Vonnegut places himself back into the story once again. The last reference in the novel that I thought was very interesting was the comparison of the moon to Dresden. One of these positive experiences concerns his 1967 trip to Dresden with Bernard V. I think he did keep his promise to Mary O'Hare. If the book would have had an ending where Billy was living happily ever after, I don't believe the story overall would have as much meaning to it. She hits another car on the way and drives from the scene of the accident without a functioning exhaust system.
The specter of murder in the beginning paragraphs is juxtaposed with a hint of renewed life in the final lines. The first bodies being described gave me shivers reading it, because it was the same way Billy was hiding underground. In a small notebook, O'Hare tries to find information on the population of Dresden, and he discovers statistics about a world population explosion and worldwide deaths due to malnutrition. A defective exhaust system is so dangerous because car engines create incredibly high amounts of carbon monoxide. I love the aliens' fascination with Darwin.
Adolphe Menjou 1890—1963 twentieth-century film actor known for his character roles; among his films are I Married a Woman 1958 and Step Lively 19441. Do you suppose it's a fitting description? Multiple times in the novel, Vonnegut alludes to certain books, operas, and in this case, Christmas Carols, and he always is sure to explain why he does so, but his explanation may not be the most in depth. By having the narrator, O'Hare, and Billy all in Dresden at once you have some sort of confirmation of Billy's story. The moon may hold fascinating things, just like Dresden once did, but from the outside it looks like nothing is there, just like Dresden. It gave me a really good, imaginative picture of what it looked like. This is exactly how Dresden is after the bombings. Hundreds of corpse-yielding excavations are dug.
He also knows that she was going to wear her seat belt no matter what because, as the Tralfamadorians say, humans are machines. There is nothing heroic or glamorous about this book, and we were shown what those children who went into war dealt with the rest of their lives. Is there any foreshadowing of these trends during the war? She gets in a small fender bender with a Mercedes, but no one is hurt. I think it is a fitting description. He talks so positively about her surviving for just those few hours extra. I was a bit surprised at the comments the narrator and O'Hare have after reading the population data.