Pre-Reading for World War II and Slaughterhouse Five

  1. Do you believe in fate or free will? Think of a time when you were in charge of your actions and a time when life was not in your control. Explain.
  2. Do you like science fiction stories? Why or why not? Explain what you like or do not like about them. Give an example.
  3. Do you believe in Justice? Karma? What comes around, goes around?
  4. Do you believe that those who do good are rewarded and those who do bad are punished?
  5. Do you believe in heroes? Do you believe in villians? Give examples and explain.
  6. Are you superstitious?
  7. Are you religious?

Kurt Vonnegut's Letter Home after being Released as POW