Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 4, Section 7

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 4, Section 7

  • The Tralfamadorians do not have voice boxes, so they cannot speak aloud.
  • They communicate using their minds, talking to Billy via a computer that synthesizes speech.
  • They tell him that both he and they are like bugs trapped in amber.
  • There is no why, there is only what is.