Chapter 3

Stories are Gadgets Stories are gadgets, and they can be fixed so they really can run (Vonnegut, Cheltenham Lecture, 1993) Kurt Vonnegut is a mechanic who has his own unique way of tinkering with his stories . He has found a way to make them work well, and in doing Read more…

Chapter 2

Heroes, Anti-heroes and Non-heroes Characterization in Vonnegut’s Novels The protagonist is the central character in a novel, around whom its plot concentrates. There are different types of protagonist, as described above. There is the heroic protagonist, whose activities throughout a story portray him or her as great, as of superior Read more…

Bibliography

1 Kurt Vonnegut Bluebeard Paladin Books London, 1987 Current Version Breakfast of Champions Paladin Books London, 1973 Current Version Galapagos Paladin Books London, 1985 Current Version Jailbird Dell Publishing New York, 1979 Current Version Mother Night Jonathon Cape London, 1966 Current Version Player Piano Panther Books St. Albans, 1953 Current Read more…

Conclusion

Kurt Vonnegut’s novels derive from his experience of a country that has broken down and is in need of mending. He would like to see the country revived by placing more emphasis on the needs of people, but he possesses a sense of doubt that it will happen. That doubt, Read more…