Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 4, Section 19

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 4, Section 19

  • The prisoners are all showered with cold water.
  • Their clothes are taken away to be fumigated with poison gas.
  • Lice and fleas and bacteria die by the billions.
  • Billy travels back to the time of his babyhood, when his mother has just given him a bath.