Study Guide

Cat's Cradle Chapter 59

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 59

Fasten Your Seat Belts

  • In the bar, the Newt and John are given a lesson on "pissants" from Mr. Crosby. The short and simple is that a "pissant" is a person Crosby feels can't keep his mouth shut and always has to argue.
  • Yes, that's the zest of irony you taste there.
  • The hostess asks everyone to return to their seats. Crosby seems to remember Newt from somewhere before.
  • Newt says his father was Felix Hoenikker, but Crosby feels it has something to do with a dancer….

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