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Utopia in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

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Utopia is a universal concept, as manifested by the fact that it has attracted readers of five centuries and has influenced numerous writers. It is obvious that people, recognizing the abundant stupidities, corruptions, and injustice prevalent in their society, should attempt to plan a better system for living together. Whether they can reach such a society or not is the fundamental question found in most Vonnegut's works. The utopian schemes in Vonnegut's works such as the settlement of San Lorenzo in Cat's Cradle, almost always backfire, often bringing about more problems than they promise to solve. Therefore, in this paper, it is aimed to emphasize Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle regarding the concepts of utopia and dystopia as well as apocalyptical notions. Apocalypse can be investigated in Cat's Cradle and it gives a serious quality to Vonnegut's work. The emptiness of mere survival is painfully described in Cat's Cradle, in which the earth is locked in frozen death.(original abstract)
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  • English Language Department, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Isfahan, Hezar Jerib Boulevard, Darvaze Shiraz Sq. Isfahan, Iran
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