|Plot Summary of Johnny Got His Gun|
|"Johnny is a small town American boy who has to go and fight in World War 1. He gets terribly injured, and comes to in a war hospital. As he recovers, he realises that he is blind, and deaf, and has no mouth, and no arms, and no legs. He is just a stump with a mind.
The story has two sides. One the one side we see him as a young man before the war, understand what he was like and what his future could have been like. One the other side, he is coming to realise his present situation and prospects.
This is a very dramatic look at what war is really about, and is particularly relevant in these days when so many people seem keen to fight."
John Samson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Johnny Got His Gun|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- conduct in war
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- physical disability
- War, general
- War, WW I
- infantry soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- missing body parts/abilities
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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