Analytical Essay on Kurt Vonnegut’s thesis on the concept of basic plots for storytelling

According to eclectic American writer, Kurt Vonnegut there are only a few plots for
all the stories we have ever heard, and these plots are endlessly repeated.
However, it seems that he sets up his system so that he can work in opposition to his
own thesis to create a work such as ‘Slaughterhouse Five’ (1969) for example, where
the arch of the narrative is anything but predictable. Investigate his thesis and
respond to this analysis of the concept of basic plots.

Extra info:
-Standard essay format
-Storytelling and meaning subject, couldn’t find any subjects closely relating to this

Some references:
Flood, A. (2019, August 21). Three, six or 36: how many basic plots are there in all stories ever written? The Guardian; The Guardian.

Wikipedia Contributors. (2019, April 18). Slaughterhouse-Five. Wikipedia; Wikimedia Foundation.

Kurt Vonnegut on 8 “shapes” of stories. (2019, December 27). Big Think.

Literature, in, December 18th, W. |, & Comments, 2019 3. (n.d.). Why the University of Chicago Rejected Kurt Vonnegut’s Master’s Thesis (and How a Novel Got Him His Degree 27 Years Later). Open Culture. Retrieved August 11, 2020, from

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