JohnnyGotHisGun - Leyda Avina Period 5 English Essay Social...

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Leyda AvinaPeriod 5English EssaySocial separation has always been a part of society, but the oppression shown in “Johnny Got His Gun,” of the working class shows the diminishing treatment the men received during the draft. They worked jobs with hard conditions just to make enough money to get by, and the higher classes took advantage of their vulnerability. “Sometimes you didn't have enough money to go to the dance so you would drive lazily by the fair grounds and hear the music coming through the night from the pavilion,” (Trumbo 9). Even as young adults, the kids from the lower class couldn't affordthe luxury of going to dances as the higher classes. They were forced to get as close as they could to the fairgrounds to be able to at least hear the music they were playing inside. Their social status has forced them to have the remains or scraps that the higher classes did not use. “You were born and raised in the good healthy country of Colorado and you had no more to do with Germany or England or France or even with Washington DC than youhad to do with the man in the moon,” (Trumbo 9). These men were born in Colorado and fighting for another country they have never been to. They are forced to fight a war that isn’t theirs. They were raised good and had good health, but all of that was taken away to

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