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message 1: by Megha (new)

Megha One may be tempted to criticize Vonnegut for making Billy Pilgrim an overly passive character, for never having him take control of his life or fight back, but such passivity makes complete sense for someone who realizes he has no free will -- that the story of his life, and death, has already been written and nothing he does will alter it.

I really like what you said here. Well put.

message 2: by Hoyon (new)

Hoyon Kim I absolutely agree on your opinion of BIlly's passive characteristic. One of my friends complained on how Billy doesn't try anything, but I think it couldn't be helped. And beside, his giving up attitude is one of the best things about this book.

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