Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 4, Section 1

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 4, Section 1

  • It's his daughter Barbara's wedding night, and Billy can't sleep.
  • He and Valencia are lying "nestled like spoons" (4.1.2); she is sleeping soundly.
  • Billy gets out of bed.
  • He looks down at his bare feet, which are ivory and blue.