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by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 3, Section 13 Summary

  • There is a prayer hanging on the wall of Billy's office that says, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference" (3.13.1).
  • Among the (many) things Billy cannot change are the past, the present, and the future.

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