Slaughterhouse-Five is a work of literary fiction that combines historical, sociological, psychological, science-fiction, and biographical elements. Unlike novels based on traditional forms, Vonnegut's novel does not fit a model that stresses plot, character conflict, and climax. With Slaughterhouse-Five, the novel's traditional form is dislodged, and Vonnegut offers us a multifaceted, many-dimensional view of fantasy and rock-hard reality. Disruption of the novel's traditional form is not unique with Slaughterhouse-Five. For Vonnegut, the form for Slaughterhouse-Five grew out of events arising from his World War II experiences, particularly the horrors of the months-long Dresden air raids. Because he views the Dresden bombing as senseless, everything Vonnegut writes describing the bombing has to feel senseless as well.
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