The universe of the narrator’s characters in Breakfast of Champions is apparently his attempt at writing about life; the universe which includes the narrator himself as a character can be seen as Vonnegut’s attempt at the same. While many characters’ lives are detailed beyond the status of minor character, it is untrue that each of them is equally important: obviously Dwayne and Kilgore are the protagonists. However, in including the details of individual characters’ personal stories, whether they are consequential to the plot or not, Vonnegut “brings chaos to order” through the narrator.
The narrator believes Americans are doing their best to live like characters in story books, and decides to write about life. Discuss his attempt and analyze whether or not he is successful.
Most of your analysis should be “analysis,” so keep the quotes to a minimum!!! Your grade will be based on the thoroughness of your analysis, the strength of your quotes/examples, and your thoughtfulness and openmindedness! You may write more than the 1000 word minimum.