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by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five Men and Masculinity Quotes

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Quote #10

Rumfoord's left leg was in traction. He had broken it while skiing. He was seventy years old, but had the body and spirit of a man half that age. He had been honeymooning with his fifth wife when he broke his leg. Her name was Lily. Lily was twenty-three. (9.2.2)

Bertram Copeland Rumfoord is like Superman: he's wealthy, well-respected, loves war, and has a hot wife young enough to be his granddaughter. But he is a terrible person. Vonnegut does not seem to think much of hyper-violent, hyper-sexed masculinity.

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