Kurt?Vonnegut?s?novel,?Cat?s?Cradle,?explores?the?idea?of?group?identification?as?a?logical?fallacy.?He?calls?this fallacy?a??granfalloon,??

Kurt?Vonnegut?s?novel,?Cat?s?Cradle,?explores?the?idea?of?group?identification?as?a?logical?fallacy.?He?calls?this
fallacy?a??granfalloon,??which?he?defines?as??any?proud?and?meaningless?association?of?people.??His?examples
of?granfalloons?include?family?lines,?corporations,?religions,?social?groups,?political?parties,?and?nations?
anything?that?draws?lines?between?people?and?encourages?privileged?treatment?of?one?group?over?another.?Using
this?model,?he?creates?two?dystopian?societies?in?Cat?s?Cradle:?Ilium?(where?scientists?are?privileged?over
everybody?else)?and?San?Lorenzo?(where?a?ruling?family?is?privileged?over?everybody?else).?
Despite?his?assertion?that?granfalloons?are?meaningless,?most?people?are?still?categorized?by?their?involvement?in
many?overlapping?granfalloons.?They?identify?themselves?by?race,?class,?gender,?shared?values,?nation,?language,
and?culture,?and?commonly?identify?others?by?the?same?criteria,?applying?an?often?instinctive?hierarchy?to?these
identifications.?This?means?that?even?though?the?granfalloon?is?ultimately?meaningless,?it?has?an?immediate?and
direct?bearing?on?how?we?function?from?day?to?day.
For?this?essay,?focus?on?a?granfalloon?that?you?would?call??underprivileged,??and?demonstrate?how?the
environment?for?that?group?could?be?classified?as?Dystopian.?Explore?the?legal?and?social?boundaries?of?the
group,?the?place?the?group?occupies?in?society,?and?the?limitations?set?upon?the?group?by?those?with?more
privilege.?Discuss?the?group?s?efforts?if?any?to?change?their?position?in?society?along?with?any?advances?or
setbacks?the?group?has?encountered?along?the?way.?
The?larger?question?I?would?like?to?see?you?answer?is?this:?Is?the?granfalloon?a?necessary,?or?even?useful,?function
when?it?comes?to?humanity?s?survival?as?a?species??Why?or?why?not?

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