Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 6, Section 20

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Chapter 6, Section 20

  • As Billy and the hundred other American prisoners walk out of the railway yard, Billy becomes a star.
  • Lots of people are out on the Dresden sidewalks coming home from work, and they see Billy and the rest of the prisoners.
  • Billy looks ridiculous, which brings a bit of fun into their day.
  • Billy finds Dresden enchanting.
  • At the same time, as a time-traveler, he knows the city will burn to the ground in a month.
  • Billy touches the two magnetic lumps in the lining of his jacket.

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