Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 8, Section 17

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 8, Section 17

  • All the people at the party comment on what good jewelry Billy gives to Valencia.
  • Maggie says Valencia already has the biggest diamond she has ever seen.
  • The diamond is the one Billy finds in the lining of his coat during the war. He keeps the partial denture with his cufflinks in his dresser drawer.