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“The time is out of joint – o cursed spite!
That ever I was born to set it right!”
-Hamlet I, Scene 5
In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut uses the elements of Science Fiction and Time Travel to create a story structure that has two functions: to illustrate and evoke in the reader the trauma that displaces its victim in terms of reality and perception, and the powerlessness of most (if not any) philosophy to subdue the haunting of war.877 more words