Slaughterhouse 5 Characters
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A world war ll vet. POW survivor of the firebombing of Dresden, prospering optometrist, husband and father. ______ is the protagonist of the novel who believes he has "come unstuck in time" He walks thru a door at one moment in his life and suddenly finds himself in another time and place
The novels author and minor character. He was a prisoner of war during the firebombing of Dresden. Periodically inserts himself in the narrative, as when he becomes the incontinent solider in the latrine in the German prison camp. This authorical presence reappears throughout the novel.
Bernhard V. O'Hare
a wartime pal of Vonnegut. _____ appears when Vonnegut visits him and his wife In Pennsylvania. Like his wife, Mary, and Vonnegut himself, _____ , a nonfictional character, helps ground Slaughterhouse 5 in reality
Bernhard O'Hares wife. ____ gets upset with Vonnegut because she believes that he will glorify war in his novel; Vonnegut however, promises not to do so. Vonnegut dedicates the book to ____
The nonfictional taxi driver who takes Vonnegut and O'Hare back to their Dresden slaughterhouse. Vonnegut also dedicates the novel in part to _____
A stupid, cruel soldier taken prisoner by the Germans along with Billy
an Army colonel in the German rail yard who has lost his mind
Another POW and the man responsible for Billys death. _______ , a revenge-loving ruffian with criminal tendencies, arranges for Billy's assasination to avenge Roland Wearys death
Another survivor of Dresden incineration. Following the firebombing _____ is sentenced to die by firing squad for plundering a teapot from the wreckage
Billys pleasant, fat wife who loves him dearly. They have two children together
Aliens shaped liked toilet plungers, each with one hand containing an eye at its palm. Their philsophies of time and death influence the narrative style of the novel. They perceive time as an assemblage of moments existing simultaneously rather than linear progression, and the epsodic nature of Slaughterhouse 5 reflects notion of time
A war veteran who occupies the bed near Billy in the mental ward of a veterans hospital
a bitter, unappreciated author of several cleverly ironic science-fiction novels that have great influence on Billy. _____ functions as Vonnegut's alter ego
Howard W. Campbell Jr.
An American who has become a Nazi. _____ speaks to prisoners in the Slaughterhouse and tries to recruit them for " The Free Americans corps.'' a german army unit that he is forming to fight the Russians
a young German at the Slaughterhouse. ____ gets his first glimpse of a naked woman along with Billy
A nubile, young actress who is kidnapped by the Tralfamadorians to be Billy's mate inside the zoo. Billy wins ______'s trust and love, and fathers a child by her in Tralfadmadore
Billy's daughter, a newly married at the age of twenty-one, who is faced with the sudden death of her mother and the apparent mental breakdown of her father
Bertram Copeland Rumfoord
A harvard professor and the official U.S. Air Force historian who is laid up by a skiing accident in the same Vermont hospital as Billy after his plane crash
_______ young, Trophy wife and search assistant
Billys son, who a failure and a delinquent at school, though he cleans up his life enough to become a Green Beret in the Vietnam War.
______ is described as a woman "trying to construct a life that made sense from the things she found in gift shops" (she once hung a crucifix in Billy's room but never joined a church because she could not settle on a denomination)
______ throws a young Billy into the YMCA pool to teach him how to swim. Billy prefers the bottom of the pool, but he is rescued unwillingly from drowning after he loses concsiousness
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