\"Johnny Got His Gun\" Essay - Angela Martinez Johnny Got His Gun Essay In Dalton Trumbo\u2019s novel \u201cJohnny Got His Gun,\u201d Trumbo uses point

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Angela Martinez Johnny Got His Gun Essay In Dalton Trumbo’s novel, “Johnny Got His Gun,” Trumbo uses point of view, syntax, and selection of detail to characterize the relationship between a father and son as close-bonded, but as the son is growing up, he is also growing apart from his father. He is gaining independence as an individual, suggesting that Trumbo believes that despite the close- bond parents have with their children in their youth, a distancing relationship is inevitable. Trumbo wrote the novel in the point of view, limited omniscient , and throughout the passage, he continually uses the pronouns “He,” “Him,” and “they.” These pronouns place emphasis on the relationship, highlighting the bond between the father and son . In youth children are extremely attached to their parents, they do everything together, “ His father had always preferred his company to that of other men and he had always preferred his father’s company to that of other guys.” The pronouns he and him in this quote demonstrate how close and united father and son’s relationship was. The quote begins with the father and ends with the

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