"Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut Book Review by JPWrite

"Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut
This paper critique's Kurt Vonnegut's, 1952 book, "Player Piano" and its main character Paul Proteus.
# 65230 | 825 words | 1 source | APA | 2006 | US
Published on May 01, 2006 in Literature (American)

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The author examines the writings of Vonnegut's "Player Piano" and the writer's view of the threat to the U.S.'s future, by the story's main theme being that Americans were becoming far too reliant upon machines and technology, which is relevant today as well. The paper explains why fiction of this sort is plentiful now, but back when the book was written, it wasn't as common.

From the Paper:

"Paul's work is to run the factory in that its productivity still increases and so that there are no saboteurs. Computers operate everything else. Paul is married and his wife; Anite depends on him and always tells him to strive to follow his father's example. His father was a celebrated founder of the local industrial plant and its first general manager. Anite lectures him on the virtues of the hierarchy and opportunism. He is at the beginning of his career and he desires to obtain a better position and he knows he should follow in his father's footsteps."

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