AP WRITE - Forrest Park Patterson Pre AP English II The relationship between a parent and child is a bond consisted of bliss and peril trials and pain

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Forrest ParkPattersonPre AP English II°The relationship between a parent and child is a bond consisted of bliss and peril, trials and pain. In the passage “Johnny Got His Gun,” Dalton Trumbo seeks to reveal the most commonly faced struggle of the relationship between a son and his father, growing up. Through the use of point of view and syntax, Trumbo reveals the emotions of a young boy who tentativelystarts to take his first steps away from childhood. Trumbo carefully uses each literary device in order to display the emotional separation of a son parting away from his father for the first time. °Trumbo’s use of third person point of view is a key factor that contributes to the overall nostalgic underlying themes depicted in this passage. By telling the tale in third person point of view, he is able to show an unbiased depiction of the scene, not shadowed by the character’s thoughts or emotions. In this way, everything that is told about the scene is an

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