V. Balamurugan & Dr. D. Shanmugam (Professor)
This present study entitled “Artistic Vision and Narrative Technique in Kurt
Vonnegut Jr.’s Slaughterhouse-Five: A Study” aims to analyze Vonnegut’s employment
of rhetorical pattern, style and structure, method and manner of his writing and narrative
techniques employed in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five. For this research paper
Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five has been selected and examined. The novel is
written after world war second. The titled of the novel also shows that, it is a war report.
The purpose of the study is to discuss how Vonnegut presents his narrative style and
employs narrative devices telegraphic manner of wring and schizophrenic mode of
narration in this novel. In this process, the study traces the evolution Vonnegut as a
novelist, his approach towards his writings, delineation of history with fantasy and how
far his works reflect the condition and culture of his time.