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Vishnu ChavvaAP English – 2/1/15Johnny Got His Gun Essay Joe, the main character of “Johnny Got His Gun”, exhibits the same sort of change most teenagers face as they mature from child to adult: less time at home and more time out with friends. Yet when the relationship between Joe and his father are tested, both do their part to maintain the bond they had: Joe tries to keep ties close with his father while anxious, but his father understands his son’s growing maturity and accepts it. Through details, syntax and point of view is Dalton Trumbo able to evoke this strong but quiet bond.When Bill Harper is first introduced, the son’s initial reaction is how it would affect his relationship with his father. For one he knows acknowledges that “it was an ending and a beginning.” Before, “the idea [of fishing with someone else] had never occurred to him…he had always preferred his father’s company to that of other guys.” As Joe transfers into his