JohnnyGotHisGunWarfareTheme-AnnaColling - In Dalton Trumbos Johnny Got His Gun he conveys that regret shadows ignorance of warfare As Joe remembers his

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In Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun , he conveys that regret shadows ignorance of warfare. As Joe remembers his life in Shale City he reflects on when Lincoln Beechy came to show off his airplane. The citizens were very excited and many believed that “[t]he airplane said Mr. Hargraves was ushering in a new era of peace and prosperity and mutual understanding. Everyone would be friends said Mr. Hargraves when the airplane knitted the world together so that the people of the world understood each other” (20). Although Beechy drowned but only a few weeks later, airplanes were thought to bring a greater peace to the world. One of man’s greatest prospects and downfalls is the ability to take simple things and make them more versatile. In an ironic twist airplanes are used during the war for far more violent purposes than earlier thought. After Joe reminisces about his last night with Kareen, he thinks back to how he didn’t want to go to war. Yet, he refused to runaway with her and desert his place in the war. He

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