Got His Gun By Dalton Trumbo And Ron Kovic's Johnny Got His Gun?

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The typical country does not approve of citizens killing other beings, and yet the typical country approves of war. War is the term for legalized mass murdering that is organized being that not all countries can simply live in harmony with one another. Like most horrible things, it causes more problems than it solves. The effects of this glorified engagement are demonstrated and analyzed within the novels Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo and Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic. These two novels are the stories of two soldiers who went into two different wars that caused them to deal with great change that would alter their lives forever. Even though these novels accentuate the concept of soldier’s overcoming obstacles, they moreso focus on the adversity of saying goodbye, isolation, and sacrifice that many soldiers must deal with. To begin, both authors discuss the hardships people must go through in order to become soldiers, especially that of having to leave behind loved ones. In Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun, he expresses and details the difficulty that many soldiers must go through when he writes about Joe Bonham having to say goodbye to his family and girlfriend. For example, in chapter three it states, “‘Oh Joe Joe I don’t want you to go.’ ‘You think I want to go?’ ‘I’m afraid.’” (Trumbo 34). In this quote, it is the day before Joe Bonham’s departure, and his girlfriend, Kareen, is expressing her fear in him leaving. This shows Bonham’s determination to

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