Johnny Got His Gun Charlie Character Analysis

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Consequences of War Inflicting Joe and Charlie In all nations, people experience consequences from war and are negatively impacted. While the ways that these people are impacted differ, they never remain the same again. In the war novel, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, Joe who is the main character served in World War I. Joe experienced physical as well as emotional consequences. Throughout the book, these consequences are shown and an insight is given of what it is like to fight in war. In the civil war movie, “Shenandoah,” Charlie suffers from consequences as well. Some may argue that Joe’s consequences were more severe. However, Charlie still suffered from major consequences as well. Although Joe and Charlie differ in the way that…show more content…
Charlie, who is the main character in the film, was married to his wife Martha. Martha died, leaving Charlie to manage the family farm by himself as well as taking care of their 7 children. Charlie runs a farm with no slaves and this explains why he is against the war. When the film starts Matha has already passed away. One of the consequences that he experiences from war is that he has to give up his farm. The Civil War is going on during the film and this creates an unsafe setting for Charlie and his family. He is forced to leave his farm behind because the war begins to get more dangerous and devastating as the film continues. His property displays a consequence of war because his ability to maintain it is affected. The war begins to interfere with his property and this is why it is a consequence. Later in the movie, Charlie loses 2 of his sons unexpectedly. The film shows how he is affected by this and his emotional state shifts. The loss of two of his sons show a negative consequence of war. It is easy to see that both Joe and Charlie suffered from physical consequences. The way that both of these characters cope with these consequences are completely different but an insight is given to help understand what war can do to a person. Both Joe and Charlie were affected in a negative way. Joe was physically affected because he lost his ability to speak, hear, see, and walk.…show more content…
Both of the main characters suffered major consequences from the war. It is clear that Joe experienced worse consequences because he was affected as an individual. Charlie experienced awful consequences but they did not necessarily affect him internally like they affected Joe. Joe was affected physically and has to live with the condition he is in for the rest of his life. Charlie was affected more socially and he has ways of coping with his losses. Although Joe and Charlie differ in the way that they are affected by war and how they deal with the war, both men are affected in a negative way and have to face the
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