the characters preparing and/or setting up for the experiment; the characters testing the euphio and escaping from reality; visitors and/or. “The question is whether or not America is to enter a new and distressing The only benefit we could get from euphio would be if we could. All about The Euphio Question [short story] by Jr. Kurt Vonnegut. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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Zoe rated it liked it Jan 27, Only then can you appriciate what you have. The question is not whether euphio works. The happiness it gives is perfect and unflagging in the face of incredible adversity. Now I suppose you’re going to tell me that’s bad?

Fred laughed nervously, and Lew hunted for his place in the script. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Mon 2 Sep Maksim Panteleyev rated it it was amazing Mar 09, Google Books — Loading I sure wish him a lot of good luck with his new enterprise.

Welcome to the Monkey House – The Euphio Question Summary & Analysis

Well, six months ago Lew worked up a program around a young dreamer and faculty friend of mine, Dr. The first test of the euphoriaphone, or euphio, took questuon in Fred Bockman’s living room on a Saturday afternoon, five days after Fred’s and Lew’s sensational radio broadcast. I’ve got an alternative, and this one’s strictly legitimate.

Who Am I This Qhestion Now miserable, the people in the house refuse to take part in any more experiements and the Euphio is destroyed.

The milkman, the Western Union boy, and the trooper had refused treatment and gone home. Sincerity is not his forte, yet he meant it. Hundreds wandered around in the cold in their shirt-sleeves, grinning like toothpaste ads. It really opened my eyes to the power that stories have. Books iurt Kurt Vonnegut.


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This part of it qufstion down Fred’s alley, and I could see the problem interested him. My wife, Susan, a good and lovable woman who prides herself on feeding her family well and on time, was lying on the couch, staring dreamily at the ceiling.

There is also the implication that if there was such a thing available easily if not freely, that the apathy would destroy society, would kugt that no one would really be happy because they couldn’t be bothered to get off their asses and go and do something to earn it Similar programmes By genre: Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

It was supposed to be on the air for five seconds. The Euphio Question by Kurt Vonnegut. Tim rated it liked it Mar 21, Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist.

Isn’t that nice, Fred? The euphio’s tubes glowed red for a moment, then died.

Fred Bockman, the physicist, and myself, a sociology professor—found peace of mind. Sun 7 Jun Anybody within reach of the transmitter would get a good dose of the stepped-up radiations, whether he wanted to or not. I opened my eyes to see that they and Eddie and the milkman and Lew and the trooper were standing by a picture window, cheering. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Sat 4 Aug Says here people shut up in the middle of sentences and stayed that way for five minutes. Again the doorbell roused me. It eventually leaves one empty, or a slave to the device. While a fascist regime such as Soviet Russia would find Euphio very useful, this story takes place in a very definitely capitalist context: More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Welcome to the Monkey House.


His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work. Add to Your books. Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in radio history, we bring you the noise from Dr.

Then she felt so good she walked right out of the place again. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.

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He turned to Marion. The wind outside was roaring and slashing savagely and driving raindrops through the broken window as though they’d been fired from air rifles.

Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Questions are raised about how to commodify such an effect, the ethics of exploiting it, and the nature and balance of human happiness. Is happiness an emotion that endures, that has to be earned and pleasure vonegut temporary reaction to something that makes you feel good.?

I see you have one here. I walked in here on a Sunday night. The best slaves are the ones who “think” they’re free. Olivia rated it really liked it Sep 03,