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Unformatted text preview: Johnny Got His Gun Question What role do memories play in the first few chapters? Many of Joe's memories in these chapters seem to be of loss. The first thing that he recalls is his father's death. Then he remembers an incident from his childhood where the people in his town see an airplane for the first time, and they think it will be a new instrument for peace. This is ironic since Joe's injury is caused by a bombing of a dugout. He remembers many aspects of his childhood such as his mother's cooking and his friends. In a way, these memories are also representing loss since he has lost his childhood innocence by going to war. Finally, the recollection of the last night with his girlfriend is also a great loss. ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course WRA 150 taught by Professor Vetne during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08