Breakfast Of Champions Essay

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I. Breakfast of Champions II. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.III. First copyright date: 1974 A. Delacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence IV. Settings: A. Years: 1973 B. Places: Sacred Miracle Cave, Midland City V. Theme: Fate and the Creator of the Universe could quite possibly be real.VI. Characters: Kilgore Trout- Kilgore is a writer that I think is going around the country for more ideas about things to put in his novels. He already has some strange plots. He seems to not care what anyone thinks and that he is just a game piece in the fateful universe.Dwayne Hoover- Poor Dwayne seems to not have a strong grip of his marbles. His home town of Midland City is where his car dealership is that is actually pretty successful. He had one wife who drank Drano and killed herself. He is now fooling around with Francine Pefko.Francine Pefko- Francine is Dwayne Hoover's significant other. The reason they're not a couple is because they both had bad marriages that, I think, scarred them. Francine runs the "nerve center" in Dwayne's car dealership.Kurt Vonnegut- He doesn't actually reveal his name in the book but he talks in a first person view. He is the Creator of the Universe and he knows everything about everyone. Kurt also has the power to guide people into doing things. He's also a little insane, too.VII. Summary: This, honest to god was one of the strangest books I have ever read. The plot sometimes doesn't follow the normal coarse like other books. It all starts out where Kilgore Trout and Dwayne Hoover didn't even know each other. It is basically about how fate can bring the oddest of people together for some purpose that the Creator of the Universe had made up. Kilgore was at a writer's block supposedly and he needed inspiration. So he was on a kind of road trip...

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