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In Dalton Trumbo’s novel Johnny Got His Gun, the story is told from the perspective of a young man who is on a fishing trip with his father. Throughout the passage, the relationship between the father and the son changes, which can be identified through the intermittent tension between the characters thoughts. The author utilizes attention to detail and a third person perspective to create a change in the relationship from simple to complex between the father and son by the end of the passage. One important factor regarding the relationship between the young man and the father is analyzing point of view. The story is told in a third person limited perspective and is important when learning about the previous relationship between the father and son before the fishing trip to where they stand at the end of the passage. The author writes, “He sat in front of the fire and looked across at his father and wondered just how he was going to tell him. It was a very serious thing,” (lines 14-16). In other

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