Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 9, Section 9

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 9, Section 9

  • Billy misses Valencia's funeral because he is still in the hospital.
  • He has been so listless in response to her death and Robert's return that the doctors think he might be a vegetable.
  • He's only listless on the outside, though; on the inside, Billy is preparing lectures on the true nature of time.