Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 9, Section 20

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 9, Section 20

  • The couple is not afraid of Billy, who continues to look ridiculous in his toga and silver shoes.
  • They are both obstetricians who delivered babies until the hospitals burned down. They are a handsome couple, and they speak nine languages between them.
  • Billy asks them in English what they want, and they immediately answer.
  • They yell at Billy for treating the horses so badly and make him come look at the state they're in.
  • Billy cries for the first and last time during the war.