by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 59 Summary
- It's 1968, and Barbara Pilgrim warns Billy that, if he keeps acting like a child, she is going to treat him like a child.
- Barbara also says that it's freezing in his house: the furnace isn't working. Billy says he hadn't noticed.
- Barbara shouts that, if they leave Billy alone, he'll freeze or starve to death.
- Barbara is enjoying depriving Billy of his dignity in the name of daughterly love.