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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work. A unique writing style and lots of disguised wisdom. Off-Center concert did a revival of the show. Vonnegut was a self-proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana’s own Eugene V.

Last of all, he uses a brilliant series of flashbacks to describe America’s tragic fall from the courage and carnage of the Civil War to the squalor and self-indulgence of America today. View all 14 comments. Your spirit is out there traveling in a chrono synclastic infundibulum to Tralfamadore and the universe beyond!

In t The sentiments behind this book are pretty clear.

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It is the story of Eliot Rosewatera millionaire who develops a blese conscienceabandons New York City yok, and establishes the Rosewater Foundation in Rosewater, Indiana”where he attempts to dispense unlimited amounts of love and limited sums of money to anyone who will come to his office.

Vonnegut suggests two options for overcoming the power of the false representation in corporate capitalism, insanity or generosity. The scene where Eliot gives money to the poet so that the poet can tell the truth and the poet discovers he has no truth to tell. The problem is Eliot Rosewater the protagonist ends up not caring much about money and being infinitely charitable and kind.


I remember reading this book, and all I seemed to be focusing on was the lawyer’s plot to get the money from the rich man and give it mr.rosewaetr the failed insurance salesman, and not actually realising that in doing this the lawyer was undermining the type of person that shows the good side of humanity. Vonnegut’s Redistribute All Wealth moral is completely overbearing, and so whatever aims for satire seemed to just fall off to dumb and obvious caricature.

You end up becoming so caught up in the lawyer’s scheme that mr.rosewatsr lose track of what the novel is about, and that is that capitalism mr.rosewatre philanthropy, and that somebody who acts in such a way is not so much mad, but dangerous.

One paragraph from a Kilgore Trout book, read on the bus to Indianapolis is as true of cell phones, today, as telepathy in the book. Mar 23, Caro the L.

I may have come to God Bless You, Mr. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. After experiencing a breakdown, Eliot spends a year in a vnnegut institution where he is then visited by his father, lawyer and Kilgore Trouthis favorite science fiction author.

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The Rosewater Foundation has more money than God. Eliot discovers this several times, when he buys something for a person, only for that person to squander it. See all reviews.


Or just read my blog on it. Trout, modeled according to Vonnegut on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon with whom Vonnegut had an occasional relationship is a desperate, impoverished but visionary hack writer who functions for Eliot Rosewater blees both conscience and horrid example.

An excellent summary of the modern corporate condition.

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Get to Know Us. It is the Trust that gives the Corporation its usefulness. As a cry for all of us to love one another without reservations, and without expectation of material rewards for such love, the book is effective.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. What else could I do but follow her instructions?

Another aspect of this book is the idea that in a capitalist society, the idea of one of the wealthy being a philanthropist and working an ordinary job in this case as a fireman is an aberration to the point that the antagonist of the story a lawyer goes out of his way to declare that this person jou insane.

Otherwise the Trust has no say in what the Corporation does or how it does it. Vonnegut shows that the rich have had handouts of their own, primarily though inheritance, and have become the very definition of “useless” they despise. View all 6 comments.