Study Guide

Cat's Cradle Chapter 32

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 32

Dynamite Money

  • Marvin Breed joins the choir on Hoenikker, calling him a, to paraphrase, weirdo.
  • John asks about Emily's memorial, but Marvin tells him that he didn't sell it to Hoenikker. The doctor didn't give a fig about adorning his wife's grave.
  • He sold the memorial to the children, who used their father's Nobel Prize money to pay for it.
  • John offhandedly mentions the fact that Nobel made his money selling dynamite.
  • If John had been a Bokononist then, he'd have thought, "[b]usy, busy, busy" (32.13). But since he isn't, he settles for life being funny.

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