Johnny Got His Gun Essay.docx - 1 Jarielle Green LaBarre AP Literature 12 October 2020 Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbone\u2019s novel \u201cJohnny Got His

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1 Jarielle Green LaBarre AP Literature 12 October 2020 Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbone’s novel, “ Johnny Got His Gun ”, shows readers the growth of a relationship between a father and son whose traditional plans are interrupted by the son’s desire to socialize with someone his own age. Trombone reveals the emotions of the son as he experiences conflicted feelings during the process of parting ways with his father for the first time. The author reveals this transition from adulthood to childhood through the use of selection of detail and point of view. The author uses selection of detail as a way to characterize the relationship between Joe and his father by using his written descriptions to indicate the specific emotions felt by both individuals. For example, in the excerpt the author focuses on the area where they are camping, expressly describing the scenery and detailing how isolated it is. Stating that, “Each summer they

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