A Study Guide to help you discover valuable insights into the absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five which is not a simple read. It will help you develop your understanding of the issues and themes raised by Vonnegut in this powerful book.
The detailed and thorough Study Guide includes a historical introduction, a consideration of the narrative structure, dramatis personnae, chronologies of both the main character, Billy, and the author, as well as combining a supportive commentary with 84 in-depth questions which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. Even if you know this text well, you will gain new insights.
The questions are designed to stimulate thought and to open up interpretation, not to test. They can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, jigsaw groups, formal presentations, written answers, etc. or just to help enhance your understanding of the book.
It also includes activity outlines for chronology activities for students plus an activity for the reader on the figurative language used in the guide.