Slaughter House Five

Slaughter House Five
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This story board describes the plot of slaughter house 5.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • I surrender
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • Germans capture Billy at the batlle of the Bulge and take him as a prisoner of war. They put him and other prisoners of war in slaughter house five during the fire bombing of Dresdin.
  • Climax
  • Billy then becomes "unstuck in time". He experinces things that happen later, ealier, and before his life. 
  • Falling Action
  • On his daughters wedding night he is captured by aliens and taken to their planet. The tralfalmadorians then abduct a "movie" star and put them in an alien zoo. They fall in love and have a kid. The aliens (tranfalmadorians) percieve the universe in 4 dementions and have no concept of time or death.
  • Resolution
  • If you think death is a terrable thing, then you have not understood a word I have said
  • Billy then experinces non linear time travel were a plane crashes. Billy and the copilot are the only ones who survive the plane crash. His wife dies from carbon monoxide poisoning on her way to visit him in the hospital.
  • Billy is in a hospital with a harvard professer of history who defends the fire bombing of Dresdin. The professor says it is justified despite the significant civilian loss.
  • Billy gives a speach at a baseball game about death and at the end says "if you think death is a terrible thing, then you have not understood a word I've said" and is then shot by a laser gun. "And so it goes".
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