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Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle


by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle Chapter 11 Summary


  • Sandra mentions that Dr. Hoenikker was supposed to have been their commencement speaker but never showed.
  • Instead, they got Dr. Breed, who said something about them all becoming scientists instead of superstitious people. Through science, Dr. Breed hoped humankind would discover the secret of life.
  • But the bartender mentions a story he read where scientists already discovered the secret of life. It had something to do with proteins.

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