Becoming Unstuck in Time - Designing Autonomous …

The uncontrollable time manipulation used by Vonnegut in regards to Billy Pilgrim’s time travel induces the theme of determinism throughout Slaughterhouse-Five....

To escape he becomes unstuck in time, ..

Having survived through being a Prisoner of War and the destruction of Dresden during World War II, and having been a prisoner used to clear away debris of the destruction, there can be little doubt that Pilgrim’s mental state was unstable.


Why Does Billy Pilgrim Become Unstuck in Time in ..

But what does the author really mean by “unstuck in time?” The story begins after the bombing of Dresden, which caused PTSD that is very common in many people after being at war.