Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 9, Section 28

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 9, Section 28

  • Another Trout novel is about a man who builds a time machine to go back and visit Jesus.
  • He appears when Jesus is 12 years old and working with his dad as a carpenter.
  • A couple of Roman soldiers stop by with a plan for an execution device they want Jesus and his dad to build for them.
  • They build the device according to the Romans' design.
  • A rabble-rouser is executed using the device.