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A Passage from Johnny Got His Gun
By Dalton Trumbo (1938)
Read the following passage and answer the questions below. Try to guess the context of the situation you are reading. If you aren’t sure, look up the book, Johnny Got His Gun on Google and see if it helps make things clearer.
He knew the rat was a dream. He was sure of that. All he had to do was to find some way of getting himself out of the dream when it came. He could remember when he was a kid he used to have nightmares. Funny thing about them was they weren’t particularly awful ones either. The worst one was where he seemed to be an ant walking across a sidewalk and the sidewalk was so big and he was so small that sometimes he awakened yelling he was so scared. That was the way to stop nightmares by yelling so hard you waked yourself up. But hell that wouldn’t work for him now. In the first place he couldn’t yell and in the second place he was so deaf he couldn’t hear the noise anyhow. That was no good. He would have to find some other way.
He remembered that as he got older and different nightmares came he used to be able to think himself out of them. Just when it seemed the awful thing that was after him was going to get him he could think in his sleep here Joe this is just a dream. It’s just a dream Joe understand? And then in a little bit he would open his eyes and look into the darkness around him and the dream would be gone. That system might work with the rat. Instead of imagining himself running and yelling for help the next time the rat came he would just think to himself this is a dream. And then he would open—
But that wouldn’t work. He couldn’t open his eyes. In his sleep in the middle of the rat dream he might think himself out of it but how would he be able to prove he was awake if he couldn’t open his eyes and look around into the darkness?
· Joe is certain that a rat has crawled over him, and is eating from his open wound.
2. Why should we trust our senses and experiences to tell us about the world? Why shouldn’t we?
. If true, an example?
. Does Joe from Johnny Got His Gun agree?
Trumbo, D. 1994. Johnny Got His Gun. New York, NY: Citadel Press. First published 1939.
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