Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 4, Section 4

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 4, Section 4

  • The movie keeps going backwards: the bombers return to the United States and all their weapons are removed.
  • The pilots take off their uniforms and go back to being school kids.
  • Billy assumes that even Hitler goes back to being a baby.
  • Everyone in the whole world turns back into a baby.
  • In fact, all of creation moves backwards until they arrive at Adam and Eve.