Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

by

Kurt Vonnegut

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Breakfast of Champions Symbols

Mirrors

Vonnegut repeatedly mentions mirrors in Breakfast of Champions, which represent a portal to another universe. Kilgore Trout refers to mirrors as “leaks” and likes to pretend that they are “holes between two universes,” which…

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Tombstones

Tombstones, like mirrors, are repeatedly mentioned in Breakfast of Champions, and while they are certainly symbolic of death, they also represent Vonnegut’s preoccupation with the idea of being “gone but not forgotten.”…

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Paintings

Paintings in Breakfast of Champions symbolize art’s subjectivity and arbitrariness. When Eliot Rosewater wants Kilgore Trout to speak at the upcoming Arts Festival in Midland City, Rosewater convinces the chairman of the festival to invite…

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