Humor in Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions" and "Slaughterhouse Five" Introduction In comparing Kurt Vonnegutâ€™s use of humor in his novels, Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse Five, it is evident that he uses humor in both novels in the form of satire, sarcasm, and irony very effectively in order to make insightful and memorable points about human nature and social and political issues. His use of humor has an important thematic purpose, for the social and political insights he shares with his readers have much greater impact because of his brilliant use of satire, sarcasm, and irony. Satire, Sarcasm, and Irony in Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut uses humor in a variety of effective ways in both novels in order to emphasize the...The end:
.....ions that, â€œcharm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mindâ€ (Vonnegut, Breakfast 19). Conclusion In conclusion, comparing Kurt Vonnegutâ€™s incorporation of humor into his novels Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse Five indicates that he uses forms of humor such as satire, sarcasm, and irony with great effectiveness in both novels in order to make important points about human nature, society, and politics. The insights he shares with his readers have much greater impact because of his brilliant use of satire, sarcasm, and irony. Bibliography Vonnegut, Kurt. Breakfast of Champions. New York: Dial Press, 1999. _ _ _. Slaughterhouse Five. New York: Dial Press, 1999.