slaughter house five1 Vonneguts When one begins to analyze a parade novel it is important to first look at the historical context in which the book was written. On the nights of February 13-14 in 1944 the metropolis of Dresden, Germany was subjected to one of the worst air attacks in the history of man. By the end of the bombing 135,000 to 250,000 people had been killed by the combined forces of the coupled States and the United Kingdom.
Dresden was different then Berlin or many of the another(prenominal) legions tar pulls which were attacked during conception War II becaus e it was never fortified or apply for strategic purposes and, therefore, was not considered a military target. Because of its apparent safety, thousands of refugees from every(prenominal) over Europe converged on Dresden for resistance (Klinkowitz 2-3). Dresdens neutrality was disconnected and the resulting attacks laid waste, what Vonnegut called, the Florence of the Elbe. Kurt Vonnegut was a witness to this casing and because of fate, had ...If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: OrderCustomPaper.com
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