Hey, so as some of you may know, i've read SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut for my independent novel study for my english class. By wednesday, i have to do an essay and prepare a presentation for the class, though i have a pretty good idea of what i wanna do, i would appreciate some ideas or constructive criticisms. I've hit a snag though, the book was overdue at the library, and i had to return it, and i also forgot to loan it out today at the school library, so i wont be able to get much work done However, i have done a detailed outline of how my presentation might look like (for the 'tube', im just using a paper tube that posters come in): http://www3.telus.net/sonick/stuff/s5.html of course ill have this condensed into note form for the final presentation. For the essay, im not sure what to write about. I love the whole idea of trafmaldorian time, but its gonna be very hard to write about. My eng teacher has suggested these topics: 1. Analyze/compare/contrast two or more characters in the novel -since it mainly only focuses on Billy, i dont think this would be easy 2. Choose a passage and discuss its relevance to the novel as a whole - THis might be a good idea, i was thinking about the passage about when he as abducted, about the trafmaldorian books, and the WHY ME? thing. 3. Discuss conflict in terms of contributing factors, resolution, and ultimate significance - Dont know what to write about this 4. Discuss dominant images, symbols, motifs used by the author to support the theme. - The theme i found was about The Destructiveness of war, and our 'Fate'. Dunno how i could apply the symbols etc. the themes. 5. Find work of art that reflects dominant theme. - Anybody know any pics that are similar to the book? :p) 6. Discuss main theme of work, how do charactesr/setting/conflicts contribute to developing the theme. - I could focus on THE DESTRUCTIVENESS OF WAR, and talk about the prisoners/billy as characters, settings would be dresden, but dont know about conflicts. And i dont htink i can write alot about it though. Anybody have any suggestions for one of the six above topics and how i could elaborate on it? Or even a whole different essay topic that woudl be insightful i could write about. Thanks, just wanting some outside opinions/suggestions.