Concluding Thoughts

"It ends like this: Poo-tee-weet?" (22) Despite being a so called "anti-war novel", I decided that what interested me more was the role that time played in this novel, and how it compared to its role in the real world. Specifically, the idea of the non-linearity of time. We live in a society where these [...]

3 Essential Questions… Answered?

In conclusion... Is time linear? Maybe- just because we can't see the fourth dimension doesn't mean it's not there. At the same time, it's in our nature to need to see proof to convert our thinking from what "might be" to what is. “each clump of symbols [describes] a situation, a scene. We Tralfamadorians read [...]

Becoming Unstuck in Time

"Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time" (23) How might we be able to become "unstuck in time" in our own way? Ah, so the name of this blog is actually becoming relevant. I imagine that to determine whether we are able to become unstuck in time, we must first decide what it means. [...]

Time of Our Lives

How much does time dictate our lives in comparison to the characters in the novel? We know that it's more likely at this point that time is more in control over us than we are of it. "Billy traveled in time" (56) The characters in the novel I found were not so much dictated by [...]

Time and Control

How much does time dictate our lives? A lot, to say the least. Humans, like all living creatures, are mortal- eventually, we all will run out of time. That's why sayings like "carpe diem" exist, because we never know when our time is up, and we must seize every moment of it. But then how [...]