Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions


Kurt Vonnegut

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Breakfast of Champions: Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

The lights go on in the empty movie theater in New York City. “No more fun tonight, grandfather,” the manager says to Kilgore. “Time to go home.” Kilgore slowly gathers his belongings and heads out the front door to Forty-second Street.
The theater manager’s reference to Kilgore as a “grandfather” reflects Kilgore’s desire to be seen as “the dirtiest of old men,” which adds to Kilgore’s identity as an anti-artist.
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