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It is quite evident that Dalton Trumbo does not approve of war There are many examples throughout the book that can support his argument For example he believes that a word like honor or decency is not worth being a living dead man Trumbo uses Joe to show what war can do to you in the blink of an eye losing ones life Not only does he exclaim that fighting for a policy or word is an adverse thing to do he is against the use and abuse of the little guy Honor is simply a word not something to fight for nothing physical but a word That is what Trumbo believes in He believes that a word like honor decency tradition etc should not be used to justify the mass murder of the little guys Trumbo uses Joe as a way to connect with his audience and show just how badly war can affect someones life Most of his senses have been ripped away from him everything but touch but he can only use it when being touched considering he has no limbs Joe feels that he was forced to fight for something that he was unable reap the benefits for Relating to the use of the little guy to fight for a simple word like honor Joe is thinking why is it worth his life to fight for someone elses life in a different country for some random reason that a politician came up with He also mentions how everyone who mentions death before dishonor is an idiot He exclaims this because an advocate of this saying would have no way of knowing what death is and how honor feels after death especially when fighting for something that doesnt directly affect us or something that isnt physical or a silly conflict Joe especially feels this way because of all that he has lost I would trade democracy for life I would trade
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