Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. The Destructiveness of War Whether we read Slaughterhouse-Five as a science-fiction novel or a quasi-autobiographical moral statement, we cannot ignore the destructive properties of war, since the catastrophic firebombing of the German town of Dresden during World War II situates all of the other seemingly random events. From his swimming lessons at the YMCA to his speeches at the Lions Club to his captivity in Tralfamadore, Billy Pilgrim shifts in and out of the meat locker in Dresden, where he very narrowly survives asphyxiation and incineration in a city where fire is raining from the sky.
Look out the window. His description of the moment of realisation mind opening sounds very similar to what I had experienced. The hormone levels drop, perhaps to the levels comparable to that of vaginas.
So Richard Rose ran about, farming, lecturing and ashraming in the belief that changing the realities of a few people is of value somehow. He did what he was driven to do, an inner inclination. At least, his vector of activity was not directed towards chasing vaginas as the main purpose of his existence, or building multi million dollar empires on the backs of human slaves.
Sorry, dicks, and one day I will have something to say about vaginas too, with their incessant need for material security. It was an instinctive drive to stay away from the Hive Mind in order to figure things out for myself. Now I occasionally watch the National Geographic which accurately records the real struggle for survival among absolutely every living form on Earth.
It is the true jungle out there, a bloody, meaningless attempt of each individual life form to stay alive for as long as possible, only to turn to ash.
And it takes the most peculiar shape in human societies, if one observes carefully the reasons for the despicable human acts. One step from monkeys on the evolution ladder does not automatically create the state of true humanity in every human.
Mother Nature is not as remarkable and awe inspiring as humans like to think of it. It is a fusion of natural laws of physics and of random, mindless chance.
The necessity to consume another life form in order to survive is a fucked up cruel joke of creation when one considers it consciously. Lions do not feel remorse for tearing down a gazelle; they have no conscious capacity for consideration. We, on the other hand, are continuously caught between a human will to exist and human awareness of the cost of existence.
Is Truth too much to take for an average person? How much do you really dislike yourself to deny self a simple realisation that you are the Alfa and the Omega of your existence?
That YOUR life is primary to you and this can never be any other way? If there ever was TRUE love — this is it: After all, one does not get up in the morning and wish themselves all sorts of bad shit to happen.
One wishes themselves only the best. And yet… humans desperately seek external love, scaffolding one another in this myth so that they stay afloat in the world.
Of course, there is also another side of the coin. You are absolutely nothing.
Mr Rose got that. He was also of the illusion that waking someone up from the snoozy nightmare is of benefit. Everyone on earth exists in the nightmare. In that way, mankind might be benefited.
He was right to say that stepping out of the agony makes the difference. However, Human Condition, our collective Blueprint as species — is unchangeable, with all the consequences and high costs of being self aware, and no one man will ever have the power to affect this.
All spiritual movements are essentially about one thing:It signifies the Tralfamadorian attitude toward death, which the protagonist Billy Pilgrim has adopted as his own.
Their belief is that moments exist not sequentially, with a past, present and future; but as a constant state of has happened, is happening, and will happen. witnesses to Billy's changing perception of life. "I, Billy Pilgrim, will die, have died, and always will die on February thirteenth, " (; ch.
6). Billy dies and renews his life repeatedly, enforcing the cyclical nature of the book. Another aspect of this cycle is Vonnegut's use of repetition.
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