Welcome to our first student/faculty discussion board! We are excited by the participation of so many in our first attempt, and we look forward to your lively discussion of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.
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We will be posting new discussion boards on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We begin our discussion below:
Slaughterhouse-Five is arguably one of the most important and effective anti-war novels of all time. Vonnegut drew heavily upon his own experience in the service during World War II to write the novel. Why did he choose to write a work of fiction, rather than a memoir, and how does it serve his purpose as a persuasive piece?