JGHG Final - 129819 Johnny Got His Gun Final Essay Adrian Block 4 In Dalton Trumbo's novel Johnny Got His Gun Trumbo expresses his antiwar opinion

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129819 Johnny Got His Gun- Final Essay Adrian Block 4 November 22, 2016 In Dalton Trumbo's novel, Johnny Got His Gun, Trumbo expresses his antiwar opinion through Joe's reflections on his past, present, and future. The author shows his opinion on anti-war through Joe's reflection of his past. Throughout part one of the novel Joe relives many of his memories. Trumbo uses these memories to develop his character. Joe develops into a very sad and angry man; and this depicts the after math of warfare. Because of his injuries due to warfare Joe realizes that his life has been essentially taken from him. Trumbo writes, “He got a wild panicky eagerness to die to kill himself” (61). The author uses this line to let the reader understand how the desperation Joe has for death and that the injuries of war take away his will to live. The people that Joe, who is really Trumbo, blame for the war and the taking of his life are not the Germans, but the rich men funding the war. The memories that Joe relives evoke a feeling of happiness, at first, because he remembers when he could hear, see, feel, and hold the ones he loved. However, these memories also evoke sadness, anger, and remorse. He feels sadness because had can never hold Kareen again. The author describes the loss of Joe's arms as, “You in both of my arms Kareen goodbye. Both of my arms. Kareen in my arms. Both of them. Arms arms arms arms” (38). Trumbo uses

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