Side Effects Of War In Gary Paulsen's Stop The Sun

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The story “Stop the Sun” by Gary paulsen shows the effects of war. The story shows the negative side effects on terry’s father and that his father is trying to protect terry from knowing the truth about war. His father said “you can’t know this his father said, after a time you can’t know this thing”(pg 107). His father is trying to protect his son from being tortured by his memory from the war. This is important because he wants to protect his family. His father said “You cannot know the fear”(pg 109). Terry’s father does not want his son to know the fear that he went through, he had to hide under half of his friends body to survive. That shows us just some of the things that happen during war.

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