This essay focuses on broader social groupings. We collectively and individually think about our country engaging in war
Prompt: The following are some jumping off points that ask you to consider what we take away from this novel in a practical sense. You don’t have to answer all of these questions; instead, focus on explaining to your audience (general public, perhaps your generation, and not academic) what Vonnegut’s novel has to say about how we face current or future challenges.
Reflect upon what you see as a larger idea the novel presents about the nature of war. Its aftermath, and our collective role in both. – What ideas present through the text and the story do you find important. We collectively and individually think about our country engaging in war? ,
Vonnegut seems to concede that his book is a failure in that an anti-war book won’t prevent war, yet he writes it anyway. So how should we apply these ideas to how we approach future wars?. – How might the ideas within this novel guide our thinking about how we face other types of injustice?.
The idea of a social generation, in the sense that it is used today, gain currency in the 19th century. Prior to that the concept “generation” had generally referr to family relationships and not broader social groupings. In 1863, French lexicographer Emile Littré had define a generation. All people coexisting in society at any given time”.
Several trends promoted a new idea of generations, as the 19th century wore on, of a society divided into different categories of people base on age.
Because of the rapid social and economic change. Young men particularly were less beholden to their fathers and family authority than they had been. Greater social and economic mobility allowed them to flout their authority. A much greater extent than had traditionally been possible. Additionally, the skills and wisdom of fathers were often less valuable than.
They had been due to technological and social change. During this time, the period between childhood and adulthood. Usually spent at university or in military service, was also increase for many people entering white-collar jobs. This category of people was very influential in spreading the ideas of youthful renewal.