Plain but Meaningful
By: Dylan Griffin & Saket Ashar
Plot can be composed of many subsections such as: exposition, rising action, climax etc.
This is a picture of common themes in literature.
This is an example of irony, because the store is always open, but at the time it's closed- this is a contradictory statement.
George: George, however, is characterized both indirectly and directly. Through indirect characterization George is characterized through speech, just like Hazel. We can hear his intelligence through words/phrases like, "Sounded like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a peen ball hammer," (Vonnegut 2). This sort of creative and detailed speech highlights his intelligence. However, he is also characterized directly by Vonnegut, because we know some of his attributes like; intelligence, there is a handicap in his ear, and a birdshot on his chest.
Mood: Whenever we read this story we got feelings of complacency and sadness. The plot of the story and its time period make a combination that really hit home. There is a scene in the story that is particularly impactful for setting the mood. This quote really shows the monotony and great sadness/depression felt within the modern society that this story takes place in; because right after seeing their son die before them, the main characters just go back about their business. This really made us sad because, how could someone be so heartless or oppressed that right after seeing their son murdered before them they just go back to the way things were? Here is an excerpt from that scene,
"George came back in with the beer, paused while a handicap signal shook himup. And then he sat down again. "You been crying" he said to Hazel.
"Yup, " she said.
"What about?" he said.
"I forget," she said. "Something real sad on television," (Vonnegut 9).
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