Quote by Kurt Vonnegut: “When everything was beautiful and nothing hurt...”
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“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
The essay stayed with me. Like Steve, and so many people our age Gen. There was something in the clunky sentences- a deep kindness, a piercing humor- that got right to the heart of things. He was a man with deep reverence for peace who knew firsthand the horrors of war and the ending of war was something to be celebrated. You are writing for strangers. Face the audience of strangers. It would be fair to call me one of the Kurt Vonnegut cult, though a member in poor standing.
Source: Slaughterhouse-Five. The star of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five , Billy Pilgrim, thinks this when his daughter is asking him questions about what it was like to be in the war. The narrator, presumably Vonnegut, says that it would make a good epitaph for Bill—and for himself, too there's even a nice little drawing of it. Of course the epitaph would be completely ironic. As we know, Billy's life has been anything but beautiful and painless. The extreme language in this quote the "everything" and "nothing" is a dead giveaway that it's not meant to be taken seriously.
Slaughterhouse-Five: "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt" But you have to remember Vonnegut was a satirist - life isn't beautiful, and it's going to hurt a.
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Vonnegut, as a rational atheist, derives no such consolation from the answers of traditional faith. He can and does, however, find some consolation in accepting an imperfect world. And so it goes. The phrase becomes incantory; these are the magic words that exorcise, enchant, stoicize. They are repeated by Vonnegut and echoed by Pilgrim to convince Earthlings of Tralfamadorian fourth- dimensional reality.