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Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

  

by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 56 Summary

  • The British colonel sets Paul Lazzaro's broken arm.
  • The German major reads aloud from war criminal Howard W. Campbell, Jr.'s essay on American prisoners of war.
  • Campbell claims that the poor in America are unique in the world for hating themselves and loving the rich.
  • The motto of the States, Campbell says, is: "If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?" (5.56.2).

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