Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

by

Kurt Vonnegut

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Fred T. Barry Character Analysis

The Chairman of the Arts Festival in celebration of the opening of the Mildred Barry Memorial Center for the Arts in Midland City. Fred T. Barry invites Kilgore Trout to be a “distinguished” guest and speaker at the festival as a favor to Eliot Rosewater, an “eccentric millionaire” and Kilgore’s only fan. Barry is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barrytron, Ltd., and he gives Kilgore stock in the company to make him “feel like a member of [their] family.”
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Fred T. Barry Character Timeline in Breakfast of Champions

The timeline below shows where the character Fred T. Barry appears in Breakfast of Champions. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
Art, Subjectivity, and Absurdity Theme Icon
The invite is from Fred T. Barry , the chairman of a festival in celebration of the opening of the Mildred Barry... (full context)
Art, Subjectivity, and Absurdity Theme Icon
Fred T. Barry invites Kilgore because he needs a “fabulously valuable oil painting” to showcase during the Festival.... (full context)
Chapter 21
Capitalism and Consumerism Theme Icon
Kilgore “dreads eyes contact,” so he begins to look through the envelope Fred T. Barry sent him. In addition to being the Chairman of the Festival, Barry is also the... (full context)
Epilogue
Art, Subjectivity, and Absurdity Theme Icon
Fred T. Barry postpones the Festival on account of Dwayne’s outburst, but no one bothers to tell Kilgore.... (full context)