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Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

by

Kurt Vonnegut

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Cat's Cradle Chapter 2 Summary

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  • Wow, a whole chapter dedicated to giving information on the karass.
  • And by whole chapter, we mean one(ish) page.
  • "'If you find your life tangled up with somebody else's life for no very logical reasons,' writes Bokonon, 'that person may be a member of your karass.'" (2.1).
  • And, um, yeah, that's a karass.
  • Oh, the karass also ignores traditional boundaries like nation, occupation, and family.
  • The chapter ends with a Calypso from the Book of Bokonon. A calypso is like a psalm from the Bible, only the beat is more pop and less pomp.
  • This one talks about how so many people from so many different walks of life are all part of the "same device" (2.5).

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