For this discussion, please answer two of the following questions in a full paragraph each (4-6 sentences). Then, respond to a classmate.
1. Is the novel an essentially racist text? How is race used throughout the narrative to construct meaning?
2. Discuss the relationship between the novel’s author and the novel’s narrator. Are they the same person? How is the narrator constructed as a character throughout the narrative?
3. In one author’s analysis of Vonnegut, he says, ” His recurrent themes of alienation and meaning in chaos as well as his lack of emphasis on sequence and events place him among the elite in terms of conveying meaning.” What does this quote mean? How does the author portray alienation and chaos?