Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 57

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 5, Section 57

  • Howard W. Campbell, Jr. continues: Americans believe that it is (or should be) easy for anyone to make money. So when they can't make any money (because money is hard to come by), they only blame themselves.
  • Campbell claims that the nasty behavior of American prisoners of war in German prisons comes from the fact that the poor in America hate themselves so much.