Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions


Kurt Vonnegut

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The driver of the special ambulance known as Martha that responds to Dwayne Hoover’s “rampage.” Eddie is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner, and he knows the complete history of his ancestry, which includes “Africans, Indians, and white men.” Eddie’s connection to the national anthem positions him squarely as an American, and his unique family tree reflects the country’s diversity.
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Eddie Key Character Timeline in Breakfast of Champions

The timeline below shows where the character Eddie Key appears in Breakfast of Champions. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 24
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...physicians, Cyprian Ukwende and Khashdrahr Miasma, who is from Bangladesh. A young “white American” named Eddie Key is driving the disaster vehicle, and he is the direct descendant of Francis Scott Key,... (full context)