Kurt Vonnegut’s Novel “Breakfast of Champions” In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Breakfast of Champions” he uses humor to distort reality in his efforts to discover what it means to be human in the universe that is often chaotic, irrational and unpredictable. The first sense of humor is that he creates things that on first appearance seem to obscure that it is funny until it becomes clear he is imitating the real world. In this sense, his humor is sarcastic in that the reader is laughing at himself or herself without even realizing it. His humor can also be considered metaphorical in that same sense because his goal is for the reader to learn from these stories and hopefully the reader will see himself or herself in the story and reach a deeper...The end:
.....ssage clearly is that Rosewater is responsible for his own actions just as all humans must ultimately be held accountable for whatever decisions he or she has made. Trout, like Vonnegut, seems to be aware that he has a responsible as a writer or a prophet to convey his ideas the community. To make himself understood, he has chosen humor as his method of reaching the masses and engaging the reader. Once the reader has interacted and read the story, it soon becomes apparent that Vonnegut does not really intend for this story to be funny, but one that tries to teach a lesson and redeem humanity. Works Cited McLaughlin, Frank. “An Interview With Kurt Vonnegut Jr.” Allen 66–75. Vonnegut, Kurt. Breakfast of Champions. 1973. New York: Delta, 1999.