Study Guide

Cat's Cradle Chapter 24

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 24

What a Wampeter Is

  • Because we're sure you always wanted to know, right?
  • "A wampeter is a pivot of a karass" (24.2). It can be any object, just as long as the karass and their fate revolve around it.
  • John is certain that the wampeter of his karass was coming into being while he talked with Dr. Breed.
  • That is, of course, ice-nine.