What’s it like up here?
I don’t know because
we can’t leave the dome.
The atmosphere of Tralfamadore is cyanide.
It would be fatal to you
if you left the dome.
How long will they keep us here? I don’t know.
You are here, you have always been here,
and you will always be here.
This thesis examines Kurt Vonnegut’s statement against war in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Billy Pilgrim’s, the protagonist, mental instability is a result of post-traumatic stress disorder, making Tralfamadore only a construction of his mind.