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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

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Transcript of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Summary
Theme
Introduction
"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" is a short story by Kurt Vonnegut written in 1953

The story was originally titled "The Big Trip Up Yonder”
Part 2
Part 3
By: Simrandeep Sekhon
Part 1
The story takes place in 2158 A.D, New York

The main character in the story is Lou Schwartz

The story revolves around the Schwartz family

Lou's wife is Emerald

There is a substance called anti-gerasone and it prevents you from aging once consumed
The Schwartz family consists of 23 people whom all live in one apartment unit

In the year 2158, the world has run out of raw materials and the population has reached 25billion

In the Schwartz household all items are distributed by the head of the family who is Gramps

Gramps recieves all the better items that the Schwartz family has
This creates constant tension in the family because everyone wants Gramps to die so they can have the luxury he has

Mortimer (Lou's great grandnephew) gets caught by Lou sabotaging Gramps anti-gerasone

Lou then tries to replace the anti-gerasone that was ruined but Gramps sees Lou with his anti-gerasone and thinks that he is the one sabotaging the anti-gerasone
Part 4
Gramps then dissaperas over night

The rest of the Schwartz family begins to fight over who will own the most luxury items

The police end up having to stop the fighting and send everybody to jail

Gramps then comes back to his apartment unit when the fighting is done and now lives by himself
Having a position of powerful leads to those without that power to be jealous


This is apparent in the short story because the entire Schwartz family wishes to kill Gramps because of the power he has and they want to also have the authority he has
What Inspired
This Story
In the 1950's, which is when this story was write, many technological advancements were made

This time period is known as the scientific-technological revolution

This revolution sparked the fear of running out of raw materials and overpopulation issues occurring in the future
What Inspired
This Story Pt.2
Kurt Vonnegut used this fear in society as the basis of the story and used it to set a depressing setting that reader's can relate to

Kurt did this to grab the reader's attention since the story is set in a world that many readers are afraid the current World will lead to

The title comes from Shakespeare's famous line from the play Macbeth "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow"
What Inspired
This Story
In the 1950's, which is when this story was write, many technological advancements were made

This time period is known as the scientific-technological revolution

This revolution sparked the fear of running out of raw materials and overpopulation issues occurring in the future
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