On this week’s podcast, we analyze our reading through literary lenses. We discuss the 1960s and its impact on the themes of the book. One of the major themes ends up being religion’s role in the story. We analyze Bokononism and its undenying contradictions, and truths. The Krew goes back and forth in understanding Vonnegut’s critiques of religion vs science through this fake religion of Bokononism. Finally, we discuss Mona, a strong female character who presents some problems for the narrator John.
“And there’s old Karl Marx…….They got practically every enemy that freedom ever had out there.”(230)
The people of San Lorenzo… are interested in only three things: fishing, fornication, and Bokononism”(234)
“Newt was the quickest, he pointed out to me that I had my passport and my billfold and my wristwatch in my hands” (192)
“I love everyone.” & “Love is good, not bad,” -207
“As your husband, I’ll want all your love for myself” (208)