Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 9, Section 8

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 9, Section 8

  • Billy opens his eyes in the hospital in Vermont, where he sees his son Robert.
  • Robert is all dressed up in his Green Beret uniform and he looks like "a leader of men" (9.8.2).
  • Robert was a wild teenager, but the army has straightened him out.
  • Billy closes his eyes again.