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by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 31 Summary

  • The visitor from space comes to this "well-connected" message in this way:
  • Christ, as a human being, doesn't look like much. But he's the Son of the Most Powerful Being in the Universe.
  • So, when Christ is crucified, readers think: "Uh oh! They sure picked the wrong guy to lynch!"
  • But is there a right (or at least, less wrong) person to lynch?
  • The message the Gospels seem to teach is that there are right people to lynch: people who are not well-connected.

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