Perspectives

In what follows, we will add points for putting “Long Walk to Forever” by Kurt Vonnegut into perspective. These points can serve as inspiration for a meaningful discussion about the text, based on the context it was written in.…

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Literary period and genre

Kurt Vonnegut belongs to the literary period we call postmodernism and his work mainly falls into the sci-fi genre. Postmodernism is characterized by unreliable narrators, paradoxes, and fragmentation. Postmodernist writers reflect the …

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Works with the same theme

Love as a theme is as recurring in literature as it is in real life. Several other authors have tried to discuss love and marriage from a woman’s perspective. A story which presents a woman faced with a similar choice as Catherine is “…

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Works by the same author

Kurt Vonnegut is better known for his preference for since-fiction settings and plots, as well as for his satirical humor. While “Long Walk to Forever” is set in a realistic setting and does not include dark humor, you can get more accustomed to the author’s style by reading the short story “Harrison Bergeron”. In this story, the author explores the theme of the dangers of egalitarian societies setting the action in a future where people are mutilated so that everyone is equal.

We also recommend you read the short story “2BR02B”, as it also depicts Kurt Vonn…

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