Dystopia in 2BRO2B
In a dystopian world, there are no extra people in the world. If you want a child, you must have a volunteer to die for that child. Everyone is perfect. There are no diseases, illnesses, accidents, or death of old age. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. shows us how a perfect world, is the most frightening kind of future that can possibly happen. Vonnegut wrote “I want those kids, I want all three of them. I don’t want my grandfather to die, either”(Vonnegut 4). Then “Wehling shot Dr. Hitz dead”(Vonnegut 5).
Vonnegut was trying to suggest, that no matter how perfect a world is, no matter who you are, kids will always be the priority of the world. Without newborn babies or kids, there would be no advancement in technology and society. Wehling wanted what was best for his kids. Like any other parent, he would do anything for his kids safety and made sure they would be always safe. Vonnegut wanted people who read his story 2BRO2B to understand that even in a frightening world, you must do anything and everything for the children, and not let certain rules prevent you from keeping your children.
Vonnegut had three children with his first wife which possibly could have been triplets. This could have also led to the fact that when he had his three kids, he had to make a decision or a very difficult choice with his kids. Most likely it wasn't to find a volunteer to die for his kids, but a person could have had to volunteer to give blood to one of the kids if they did not have a sufficient amount of blood and could pass away within a certain time period. This could have led to his idea of 2BRO2B and that children would be most important when coming to a decision of life or death.
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