Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is an outrageous and savagely funny fantasy about people, their pleasures, pains and. An analysis of Kurt Vonnegut’s newest novel really requires the Getting back to matters literary: can “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” be. “GOD Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,” based on Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, is a jauntily misanthropic musical about philanthropy and hypocrisy in.

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Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Also, I don’t understand why he has such a loathing, in this novel, for dependent clauses joined with anything other than a stupid, belchlike comma.

This is the main theme of God Bless You, Mr. Your kurr address will not be published.

boess Promote your show with the officially licensed logo. Their main enterprise was the churning of stocks and bonds of other corporations. Someone they can manipulate into diverting some of that money into their undeserving hands. By proving that the President of the Foundation, Eliot Rosewater, is a raving lunatic.

This obviously is a form of insanity that either needs to be exploited or protected.

The two case studies of uselessness, a rich town and a poor town, show the same futility. His generous behavior, coupled with his alcoholic lifestyle, worry his family’s lawyers enough for Norman Mushari to try to hijack the Rosewater legacy out from under him.

Or just read my blog on it. Confusing possible-symbolism aside, God Bless You, Mr. I don’t recall mr.roseqater construction in his other novels, but I wasn’t as sensitive to syntax I was then, was instead a reader for story.

Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

However, as a work of engaging literature it falls short. Dear Ophelia – Reprise. We lost Howard Ashman way too soon, or that list of titles would have been much longer. His warmth, gentleness and paternal concern for the less fortunate are rendered with tenderness and humor.

I find his books to be intensely sobering and the kind of thing vonneggut a lot of people should read. Rosewater is a perfect choice for theatres vonnefut are looking for hidden greats of musical theatre. Want to Read saving…. Only a few have actually done well under the free market system, and they are still slaving away to get by.


The current head of the Rosewater Foundation, Eliot Rosewater, is a very peculiar man.

If the first lbess seems confusing, the second will reveal its inherent pattern, the third will explain its sense of humour, and the fourth will be a pure delight, joining all ingredients in a Vonnegut recipe to a perfect dish! The greater power of Eliot Rosewater means that the stakes are much higher. Skylar Astin plays a duplicitous lawyer determined to prove Rosewater insane so that he himself can come into control of the fortune. Vonnegut can’t get mr.rosewafer from an instinctive hostility to women as women, as if the mere biological condition of womanhood were some sort of moral weakness.

It is economic evolution, a means of destroying the masses so that the world may be left for the wealthy to stretch out and enjoy if there ends up being anything left that is.

Though Vonnegut’s book was published init seems almost prophetic when it describes the American class system. Sure I only read Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat’s Cradle and the collected stories. I’m probably too biased when it comes to Vonnegut to write a reliable review.

For example, in the Rhode Island section, he feels like lashing out at the rich, so he writes quite memorably “four fat, stupid, silly widows in furs were laughing over a bathroom joke printed on a cocktail napkin. There’s like this gross boredom with the actions of the character, as though whatever motivations or mental processes that linked all causal events in the novel were of no concern.

I started kugt God Bless You, Mr. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The big fraud of course is that those with corporate control create social benefit.

Kurt Vonnegut was a great social critic and he wrote in such a way as to make it readable and tolerable. The Rosewater Corporation is, in itself, useless. Incidentally, if the trustee is proven to be mentally unfit, the money passes down to the nearest relative, and the lawyer is hoping to grab a slice of the pie for himself in the transition process. In this case, generosity in a world of capitalists. In some ways it reminds me of a simplified, satirized version of Dostoevsky’s ‘the Idiot’.


The townsfolk don’t all love him, many resent his vonegut. The stories reveal different hypocrisies of humankind in a darkly humorous fashion.

Namely that 1 no one owns the corporation mr.rosewzter 2 that the essence of the corporation is the separation of control dominium in legalese and benefit usufructus. But what does it really bbless First published inVonnegut shares the story of Eliot Rosewater, an heir to a rich estate who is restless and looks to find his way amid various philan One of the more outright funny novels by Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

It was so much fun to read another book by Vonnegut. Beneath the surface, the author conveys an allegory about our spiritually hollow lives, a not so subtle dig at capitalism, having more money than sense. I fell in love with Vonnegut because of word-masonry like that.

But, humanitarian and advocate though he may have been, Vonnegut was above all else a writer.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

For the first and last time, Vonnegut takes the time to outline a realistic setting, Rosewater County Indiana, and observes the effects of poverty there with all the power but none of the sentimentality of John Steinbeck at his best.

In this day and age when man’s jobs are replaced by machines, people are still expected to make a living. Both Musharis admittedly do it for the large cut of the profits gained by helping people inherit their wealth.