by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle Chapter 110 Summary
The Fourteenth Book
- John opens the chapter with a discussion on the Bokononist concept of pool-pah, which can translate to either "wrath of God" or "shit storm" depending on context (110.1).
- The pool-pah comes when John realizes that now the Soviet Union and America have their own supply of ice-nine.
- Angela rushes to Newt's defense though, claiming Zinka stole his ice-nine. It wasn't given freely.
- John wonders what chance humanity has when men like Felix Hoenikker creates "such playthings" for "such short-sighted children as almost all men and women are" (110.7)
- Answer: not much.
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