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Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia - Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia is similar to Singapore’s Botanic Garden. There are a lot of greeneries and it has a beautiful scenery as well. Kings Park is a place where families would go for a picnic and the locals would go there to relax. In addition to that, there are war memorials build around Kings Park. They also have an Aboriginal Art Gallery and they organise free guided tours where professional tour guides will take you around the park and talk to you about how certain parts of the park came about and how was it related to the Aboriginal people....   [tags: Aboriginal traditions, family cultural places] 604 words
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Far Right Extremism in Western Europe - There is considerable evidence to suggest that Western Europe has experienced an upsurge of far-right extremism such as Front nationale in France, Vlaams Belang in Belgium, the Danish Peoples Party in Denmark and the British National Party in the UK. Consequently, they often advocate nationalistic traits (e.g. Almeida, 2012, p137) as part of their ideology and reinforce this through the manipulation of racial discrimination whereby they create the ‘other’ in society for them to attack for their failings as a country....   [tags: nationalism, race, discrimination] 1263 words
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International Law Threatens Western Countries - In recent years, with the increasing attention to varieties of international crime, comparative criminology becomes a major field in criminology and criminal justice (Bennett, 2004:2). Comparative criminology is important for the designation and implementation of international policies and preventive measures on international crime; hence there are a rising amount of studies regarding crime and control on a cross-national level. Therefore, in this essay, how do violations of international laws present a direct threat to Western countries will be discussed in the first part, then the understanding of such threats and justice perpetrators of international crime will be examined in relation to...   [tags: criminolgy, violations, human rights] 1251 words
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Kenya: Chinese investment or Western Aid - The purpose of this paper is to evaluate how the growing Chinese presence in Kenya affects the United States’ international interests. In order to do this, we must look at how China was able to create such a presence, what the U.S. did or failed to do to alleviate this, Kenya’s view on both the U.S. and China, and if the U.S. would benefit from expanding or decreasing economic investments in the country. While the United States has a long-standing foothold on the oil in Africa, China has been dominating the other natural resources available for the past 20 years (Bhorat 2013)....   [tags: Investment, China, Kenya, PRC]
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Saint Benedict: Father of Western Monasticism - When Jesus walked the earth his twelve disciples put aside all of their worldly possessions and worldly pursuits to fully and faithfully follow him. After the fall of Rome, Europe slipped into what has been referred to as the “dark ages.” However, even in these dark ages men and women put aside their secular desires and devoted themselves to a life of celibacy and simplicity. This similar desire between many people drew them together and this pursuit became know as monasticism. No one had a bigger influence on this way of life and on these people who chose this calling than Saint Benedict of Nursia....   [tags: history of Catholic monastic orders]
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Traditional Healing Vs Western Medicine - Cultures around the world offer different perspectives on the relationships between spirituality, healing and illness from that of mainstream Western culture (Mark & Lyons, 2010, p.1756).The coexistence of both traditional and biomedical healing systems is commonplace throughout the world and finding a place where only one method is relied upon exclusively is particularly difficult (McGrath, 1999, p.484) Medical pluralism within societies, as Stoner (1986) notes, “is the rule not the exception the world over” (p.44)....   [tags: Traditional Healing Essays]
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Western Music vs. Indigenous Music - Introduction: Defining ‘reconciliation’ alone can be a cumbersome task. It has been defined as many things such as “a collection of lived practices – a culture, a cultural project, a sea-change in the psyche of a nation and a product of the imagination of the ‘lunar left’ (Rigney & Hemming, 2011).” The main idea one should keep in mind when reading this paper, is the discrepancies between Indigenous and Western worlds and the way in which they conceptualise music. When understanding music as a tool for reconciliation, it can be defined under any of the headings stated above....   [tags: Music ]
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The Impatient Western Fast-Paced Culture - Tea. How many of us have ever enjoyed a tea in our lives. Many of us, right. Well, drinking tea is world known, especially to the Japanese. In the late twelfth century, during the Kamakura period, Matcha, also known as "finely powdered tea" was introduced to Japan from China (Sayre 302). During this period, tea wasn't just prepared the way most of us prepare it. It was prepared carefully and delicately, especially in Zen temples. The delicate tea making ritual continues today and it is generally performed by a master for his/her guest in a comfortable and relaxed setting....   [tags: taking time for tea and other things]
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Western Health versus Alternative Treatments - In today’s society the acceptance of alternative forms of traditional western medicine is becoming wildly popular. I have been raised in a family that strongly believes in alternative forms of therapy and medicine. My mother, Wanda was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in certain areas. Basically, it is when a person has long-term pain throughout joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissue areas....   [tags: positives and negatives of both sides] 2187 words
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Plato’s Influence on Western Civilization - Our country is built on a set of values derived from ancient civilizations, individuals, and city-states; both negative and positive attributes of these relics can be proven to have assisted in molding our government into a unique and prized entity. Never would one imagine that western civilization is actually inclined by theories of truth and the human beings perception of it. Few would have thought that a primitive concept could be linked to the setbacks of other societies and their forms of socialization, as well as to the success to ours....   [tags: Greek Metaphysics, Women's Rights]
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The Western Formula - A seemingly traditional approach towards the Western frontier is the reason for John Cawelti's assessment from The Six-Gun Mystique. His description of the Western formula being 'far easier to define than that of the detective story'; may clearly be a paradigm for many authors, but not particularly for Stephen Crane. The standards Cawelti has set forth for a successful Western is quite minimal by thought, but at the same time relevant. Crane signifies a different perspective to these standards....   [tags: essays research papers] 1313 words
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Similarities, Differences and Connections between two Western Movies: Rio Bravo and El Dorado - Few Hollywood film makers have captured America’s Wild West history as depicted in the movies, Rio Bravo and El Dorado. Most Western movies had fairly simple but very similar plots, including personal conflicts, land rights, crimes and of course, failed romances that typically led to drinking more alcoholic beverages than could respectfully be consumed by any one person, as they attempted to drown their sorrows away. The 1958 Rio Bravo and 1967 El Dorado Western movies directed by Howard Hawks, and starring John Wayne have a similar theme and plot....   [tags: Westerns, Movies, Rio Bravo, El Dorado,] 1525 words
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The Western Lawman - The Western Lawman The west was filled with various characters ranging from cowboys, bandits, bar owners, and ultimately the law. The different attitudes towards men of authority during the western era can be seen through the national radio show of Gun smoke. The knowledgeable, caring, and just sheriff of Dodge County named Matt Dillon portrays many societal roles as he is faced with perplexing situations. Through three episodes of Gunskmoke, the reoccurring theme is that Matt Dillon is the law, the judge, and often the jury....   [tags: American America History] 641 words
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The Western Frontier - The Western Frontier As I sat thinking about what to write about the western frontier I started to realize that issues were the things that at least keep me going and I knew I could say a lot on both. I couldn't quite figure out how I was going to put them together until I did some research and other reading and started to remember their life and its purposes. I'm not the one to into history but I came across some very interesting information which I felt could bring my points of view out quite effectively....   [tags: History Geography] 1588 words
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The Western Lawman - The Western Lawman Gunsmoke was a dramatized radio program that portrayed life in the old west. According to online sources, "Plots dealt with the lives and activities of Marshall Dillon, Doc, Miss Kitty, Chester, and the other residents of Dodge City, Kansas in the late 19th century." Lawman Marshall Dillon was the center of everything that happened. The peace and welfare of Dodge City rested in his hands. Marshall Dillon represents the quintessential western lawman, with his independence, authoritativeness, and general distrust of strangers....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays] 694 words
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Differences in Relationships Between Western and Non-Western Cultures - Differences in Relationships Between Western and Non-Western Cultures Most of the research on interpersonal attraction has been carried out in Western societies, especially the United Kingdom and United States. This limitation is very important as it argues that the behaviour and communication need to be understood within the context in which they occur, and this context considerably differs from one culture to another. Therefore we can readily accept that there are large differences in interpersonal relationships between cultures....   [tags: Papers] 891 words
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The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front - The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front A stalemate is when two forces meet and neither side can advance any further, all they can do is dig in and hold their ground. In the context of world war 1 it was when the French and German sides dug in extremely well designed trenches stretching over 400 miles from English channel all the across to the Swiss border, creating a very much defence based war. There are four main reasons why a stalemate occurred on the western front....   [tags: Free Essays] 385 words
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The Traditions of Western and Chinese Cultures - ABSTRACT: In European atomic theory, Euclid's geometry and Aristotle's logic complement each other and are generally acknowledged sources of Western science. In China, the book Zhou Yi is the source of Chinese science because it system contains a unity of philosophic, logical and mathematical thinking. These two systems form the core of the scientific models of the Western and Chinese cultural traditions. In political and ideological arenas, the Western is a contract model based on the individual, but the Chinese is an entirety one base on 'human administration.' In Western societies, the inner general tensile stress of contracts causes losses and breaks of action standards and values, but i...   [tags: World History Essays]
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The Development of Stalemate on the Western Front - The Development of Stalemate on the Western Front Stalemate in war is when there is a deadlock and neither side can win. There are many reasons for the stalemate of World War 1. By the end of 1914 both Germany and France were digging trenches, using bared wire and sitting machine guns. The war became stagnant the war had changed from a war of movement to a war of stalemate. Both sides began to build trenches along what would become the western front. This was not what Count Von Schlieffen had planned to happen....   [tags: Papers] 742 words
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The Change in the Fighting on the Western Front - The Change in the Fighting on the Western Front The fighting on the Western front did not stay exactly the same between 1914 and 1918. Some aspects of warfare changed little, but some changed a great deal, for example trenches became the main defensive strategy and quick battles with Calvary charges and heavy infantry quite literally became a thing of the past and were replaced with stalemates and week/month/year long trench battles. Another major change was the artillery - at the beginning of the war it was very inaccurate and by the end it was much more precise and powerful....   [tags: Free Essays] 404 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front 1. In the movie &#8220;All Quiet on the Western Front';, the German soldiers were sent into the battlefield thinking that they were going to win. The inexperienced boys were persuaded in to fighting and dying for the victory of their country. This brought on a profound sense of disillusionment with the values of Western Civilization. In the German soldier&#8217;s view they were looking to win the war and take over territory. Such as in Napoleon&#8217;s time, in which his values was to imperialize weaker countries....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
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The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front - The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front The main reason trenches developed on the western front is due to the failure of the Schlieffen plan, if it had not been for this elaborate quick way to win the war by Germany, trench warfare may never have developed in WWI. As the Germans were being pushed back from Marne they had to dig trenches to protect themselves from the advancing allies, and the allies mirrored them and did the same. The conventional explanation offered by historians for the stalemate on the western front (an area stretching from Belgium all the way down to the Alps) is that by 1914 technology and industrialism had overtaken military stra...   [tags: Papers] 705 words
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Religion and the Development of the Western World - Religion and the Development of the Western World The accomplishments and success of civilizations are closely linked to their religious outlook and the role of religion in their governments and society. Throughout history rulers have used the influence of religions to control their populations and provide the justification for their power. A society with a greater degree of separation between religion and government promotes a superior level of liberty and creativity amongst its people. By the time of the decline of the Roman Empire in the west, however, the world had come full circle to a return to theocratic dictatorship....   [tags: ancient civilization theocratic government]
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Life In The Trenches Of The Western Front - Life In The Trenches Of The Western Front When World War 1 broke out in 1914, a lot of people joined up for the Army to fight for their country and to fight against the Germans, Italians and the Austria- Hungarians (mostly the Germans). There are many reasons why people joined up for the Army. For the people who did join up for the army they expected the war to last for a couple of months and that it would be over by Christmas. But if any of them had known that the war was going to last for 4 years till 1918, the people who joined up for the army probably wouldn’t of joined the army....   [tags: Papers] 2639 words
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The Development of Europe and Western Culture - The Development of Europe and Western Culture The development of Europe and Western Culture are highlighted by five key dates. The main four key dates and there are as follows: 500 B.C. is known as the Height of Greece. This is the time frame when distinctive European culture had emerged in Greece. It is also known as the Axis Date because the fundamental's of the great world cultures are being defined. During this period of time, Alexander the Great conquered the Persia and became the Great King of Persiah Empire....   [tags: Papers] 2725 words
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The Development of A Stalemate On The Western Front - The Development of A Stalemate On The Western Front A stalemate is when all sides are unable to advance further in the war. After the failure of the Schlieffen plan both armies were pushed into a stalemate, neither of the sides were able to make any progress or advance any further during the first World War. The Germans were pushed back from the river Marne to the river Aisne. When there both sides dug in. From this point the war was to be fought from trenches. The trenches dug by both sides eventually stretched seven hundred kilometers, from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border....   [tags: Papers] 654 words
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The Conduct of the Generals on the Western Front - The Conduct of the Generals on the Western Front With the outbreak war in 1914 no country was to know the devastation that would out come over the next 4 years. For many soldiers, the war began and ended in trenches where they were killed in there thousands. The numbers killed or wounded were enormous. Each country including Britain, France and Germany were bled to death. By the end of the first world war it seemed as if a whole generation of youth was wiped out. The tactics the Generals employed had a lot to be desired....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
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The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front - The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front The Schlieffen plan did not, it failed to work for various reasons, some of these being The Russian offensive, German advance east of Paris, the German exhaustion, Joffres leadership, British involvement, Belgiumresistance. In August Germany invaded Belgium and Britain stood by its guarantee of Belgium's neutrality and declared war on Germany, within a week, 120,000 troops of the British Expeditionary Force had been secretly shipped to France, this held the Germans up briefly and the British the retreated to France to help the French....   [tags: Papers] 438 words
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The Occurence of the Stalemate on the Western - The Occurence of the Stalemate on the Western Why was there a stalemate on the western front for so long. This is a common question, discussed many times among many people. In total, between Germany, Britain and France, deaths amounted to 4,039,871, and 10,442,270 more were wounded during the whole war, and most of these casualties were caused in the stalemate on the western front. In truth, there are several reasons why the stalemate occurred. In my opinion, the most important reason for the stalemate was the strategies used during the war....   [tags: Papers] 1459 words
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Symbolism in The Playboy of the Western World - Symbolism in The Playboy of the Western World Symbols are a powerful way of conveying information and feelings by substituting something concrete to represent an idea e.g. the heart (love), the dove (peace). Such representation is called symbolism. In writing The Playboy of the Western World, Synge serves us an Irish delicacy, in which lies the subtle yet memorable flavour of symbolism, in the midst of rollicking comedy and luscious language. The play opens with Pegeen writing about wedding requirements since she is to marry Shawn Keogh....   [tags: Papers] 709 words
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Western Views of Women in Islam - Before venturing into the ideals and movements of Islamic feminism, it is important to recognize some of the biased views Westerners often take when it comes to women in Islam. Because of the portrayal of women in the Arab world through pop-culture and the media, some Westerners may believe that Islam creates a society in need of modernity. The concepts of religious government are also foreign to the Western world. Feminists often focus on the practice of veiling women in Islamic tradition as a law made to minimize the importance of women as citizens....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1048 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet On The Wester Front. Fawcett Crest; New York. 1958 Glaser, Rollin O. All Quiet On The Western Front Notes. Cliffs Notes, Inc.; Lincoln, Nebraska. 1990 Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque was born in Osnabrück, Westphalia, Germany on June 22, 1898. Being that his father was a book binder by trade, Erich was brought up in a fairly poor household. That did not stop him from receiving a wonderful education at his local &#8220;gymnasium'; (equivalent to an elementary school), then proceeding onto the University of Münster....   [tags: essays research papers] 978 words
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The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front - The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front When the war began in 1914, it was greeted largely with enthusiasm and excitement. General public opinion was that it would be a quick war; it was common to hear people saying it would be 'over by Christmas'. However, when Christmas 1914 arrived, the war was far from over. In fact, both sides had 'dug in' for winter, and there were no signs of the quick and easy victory that each party had expected. There are a number of reasons why stalemate developed on the Western Front in October 1914, and none of these reasons could stand alone as the main cause of the stalemate....   [tags: Papers] 881 words
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The End of the Stalemate on the Western Front - The End of the Stalemate on the Western Front The stalemate on the Western Front had been going on for several years, and the morale of the Allies was pretty low. Woodrow Wilson had Americans arriving however, but before any actually died, he offered peace to the Germans in an attempt to end the war before any did die. Ludendorff, however, had some new tactics in operation, and the Germans were winning. They now had the advantage of around 1,000,000 more men from the Eastern Front where the Russians had mutinied and overthrown their Royal family and become communists....   [tags: Papers] 1048 words
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Western Offensive in the Mediterranean: The Crusades - Western Offensive in the Mediterranean: The Crusades The crusades imply the military and religious confrontation between the Latin, Christian West and the Muslim world. This clash clearly separated the two but also brought them into greater contact with one another. 1. The Crusades: A Holy War in the East. On the 27th of November in 1095 at the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II called for a Crusade to free the holy sites of Jerusalem from muslim domination (they had been under muslim control for 4 centuries)....   [tags: Papers] 455 words
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Traditions and Values of Western Culture - Traditions and Values of Western Culture missing works cited History is a part of everyone's lives. We exist today because of our history. People who lived before our time fought for the rights that many individuals take for granted. Especially for an individual to appreciate life, one must be fully aware of the past, so one could truly appreciate their existence today and the freedom they have. So when the question arises on whether or not "Colleges and universities serve to pass on to students the great traditions and values of Western culture?" Without any doubt the answer should be absolutely yes....   [tags: History Education Essays] 1685 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel that takes you through the life of a soldier in World War I. Remarque is accurately able to portray the episodes soldiers go through. All Quiet on the Western Front shows the change in attitudes of the men before and during the war. This novel is able to show the great change war has evolved to be. From lining your men up and charging in the eighteenth century, to digging and “living” in the trenches with rapid-fire machine guns, bombs, and flame-throwers being exposed in your trench a short five meters away....   [tags: essays research papers] 1018 words
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Western Wedding Reception Ideas regarding Decorations - In Western wedding ceremonies, the reception is planned prior to the wedding or after the wedding. The usual reception time is during the evening. The dinner in this sort of reception is very different from the dinners in other receptions. The food in the western wedding reception is usually baked beans, potato salad, fried chicken and barbecue. It is believed that the wedding cake is accompanied by good luck for the couple. So, it is adorned with horseshoes and fresh flowers. Instead of traditional champagne, the western reception consists of bottled beer and margaritas....   [tags: Event Planning] 503 words
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ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque is a first hand experience account of the war. The horror of the war and Remarque's own terrifying experiences and memories would certainly have effected what he wrote. All Quiet on the Western Front was published in March 1929, London. The late publication of the novel may have been due to the grief and trauma that Remarque experienced in the war. All Quite on the Western Front was written for the millions of men who fought for their countries....   [tags: Essays Papers] 778 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - All Quiet On the Western Front Born Erich Paul Remark (later changed to Remarque) on June 22, 1898, he grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Osnabruck in the province of Westphalia, Germany--a city in the northwest part of what is now West Germany. He adored his mother, Anna Maria, but was never close to his father, Peter. The First World War effectively shut him off from his sisters, Elfriede and Erna. Peter Remark, descended from a family that fled to Germany after the French Revolution, earned so little as a bookbinder that the family had to move 11 times between 1898 and 1912....   [tags: essays research papers] 1244 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front The novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque describes the psychological and physical battles of young soldiers such as the main character Paul Baumer who was pressured by the spirit of nationalism and his school master into joining the German army during World War I. In the beginning the young students are glowing with enthusiasm with the honor to be trusted with serving their nation in a time of crisis. The inexperienced soldiers soon loose their innocence and eagerness as they watch the new technological capabilities of the twentieth century painfully kill their comrades one by one and in the end become weary, burnt out, rootless, and...   [tags: essays papers] 1386 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque was born on June 22, 1898, in Germany. In 1916 , when he was 18, Remarque was drafted into the German army to fight in WWI. He was wounded several times and in 1929 he published All Quiet on the Western Front. Remarque stripped all romanticism from the war experience in this anti-war novel. His novel instantly became an international success to almost everyone. Everyone except the Nazi party. After the publication of All Quiet on the Western Front, the Nazis accused Remarque of being unpatriotic....   [tags: Papers] 885 words
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Chinese Culture vs. Western and American Culture - Chinese Culture vs. Western and American Culture There are many different aspects on Ancient Chinese culture that differ from Western and American culture. Many things such as education, marriage, and community type can be different from what we have in our Western civilization. Although Chinese culture has evolved through many, many years some ancient traditions still uphold. There are a wide variety of differences between the Chinese and Western cultures forms of art and literature. One example of this is the importance of architecture in China....   [tags: cultural disparity, xenocentrism]
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The Development of a Stalemate On The Western Front - The Development of a Stalemate On The Western Front There are several reasons as to why stalemate occurred in the first world war, and as to why it developed so quickly from 1914 - 17. The main reason as to how it all started was the failure of the Schlieffen plan. At the battle of the Marne, the French and British managed to push back the German army back to the River Aisne. At this point, the allies couldn't push the Germans back any further, while the Germans couldn't push the allies back and wouldn't move backwards themselves....   [tags: Papers] 655 words
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All Quite On The Western Front - &#65279;“All Quiet On The Western Front” World War I was a fierce and very disturbing time for many people. During war people will stretch their own personal boundaries and limits just to stay alive. Although every solider was someone’s son, by the end of the war this was not a factor. By thinking of an enemy as less then human, the act of killing someone’s son was a little easier on the minds of each soldier. To everyday people it is apparent that the war changes people, but the extent of the change is not so easy to see....   [tags: essays research papers] 585 words
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A Stalemate on the Western Front - A Stalemate on the Western Front A stalemate formed on the Western Front due to four main reasons, one being that the Schlieffen plan had failed, another reason was that the French were defeated by the Germans at the Battle of the Marne, the "race to the Channel" was another factor that resulted in the stalemate and the last reason was that defending positions was far easier than attacking. The Schlieffen Plan began to fail when Moltke, the German commander, altered the balance of the forces so that the right wing had three times as many troops as the left wing and as the right wing was smal...   [tags: Papers] 471 words
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Western Perceptions of the American Indian - Western Perceptions of the American Indian In this reflective essay, I discuss how the Europeans perceived the American Indians and the factors that shaped these perceptions. I have paid particular attention to the first-hand accounts of the encounters with the natives, written by Western explorers, missionaries, and visitors to the New World. It is particularly interesting to note how these accounts were distorted and exploited by different groups, each trying to mold the situation in their own way....   [tags: Indians Native American Essays]
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All Quiet on the Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front The 19th century view of war expressed that it was the most honorable and glorious event that a man could participate in. This romantic viewpoint was quick to change after World War I. In addition, Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front further illustrated the ghastly nature of war. His descriptive writing portrays the graphic details of reality, leaving the readers of the 20th century in shock. Since Remarque was the first author of his time to reveal these lifelike affairs, his novel helped change their perspective of war, forcing them to not want any part of it....   [tags: English Literature] 872 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” was set and written in Germany during the First World War. At this time the attitudes of war were that it was a picture of glory and was the most heroic death that anyone could have. However “All Quiet on the Western Front” is an anti-war novel which shows the truth and reality of war. The book was banned by the German Government as if it was read and believed by the young men it would affect recruitment for the army....   [tags: Papers] 1139 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front Literary Analysis The U.S. casualties in the "Iraqi Freedom" conquest totals so far at about Sixteen Thousand military soldiers. During WWI Germany suffered over seven million. All Quiet on the Western Front is a historical novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. The novel focuses on a young German soldier and the predicaments he encounters in during his life on the front. The novel displays a powerful image to all of its readers and tends to have a long lasting effect on the way that they interpret war....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque] 1091 words
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The Heroines of the Western Schoolhouse - The Heroines of the Western Schoolhouse "School-Teacher Wanted: One room schoolhouse seeks a young, single white woman who is willing to leave her sheltered life and come teach twenty to thirty classes a day, for a variety of students ranging in ages from five to twenty-two. Teacher must be able to perform with inadequate teaching materials and minimal funding for her salary and for the maintenance of the school." If you fit these qualifications, you would've been a wonderful addition to the old Western schoolhouse....   [tags: Teachers Education Papers]
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All Quiet On The Western Front - Essay: All Quiet on the Western Front An anti-war novel often portrays many of the bad aspects and consequences of war. Erich Remarque&#8217;s All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel set in the First World War that is against war. Remarque describes the terrible reality of the war, focusing on the horrors and involved. The novel portrays an anti-war perspective as it brings up issues about the brutality of war, the narrator&#8217;s change of attitude towards war, the futility of war and the deaths of the narrator&#8217;s friends....   [tags: essays research papers] 1184 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - The novel All Quiet On The Western Front contains many incidents where the readers can hold characters responsible for their actions, however his novel in particular relates to the clash of values. Though fictional this novel by Erich Maria Remarque, presents vast detail through the conflicts at the Western Front. Corporal Himmelstoss a character in the novel is portrayed as a stereotypical military man, whose actions, when all's said and done, speaks for itself as the reader really does not question his iniquitous behaviour....   [tags: essays research papers] 844 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front World War I had a great effect on the lives of Paul Baumer and the young men of his generation. These boys’ lives were dramatically changed by the war, and “even though they may have escaped its shells, [they] were destroyed by the war” (preface). In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Baumer and the rest of his generation feel separated from the other men, lose their innocence, and experience comradeship as a result of the war....   [tags: essays papers] 671 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - "This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war." This opening paragraph is a simple, poetic version of the main theme behind All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. The point of the story is to show that war is not romantic, glorious, or fantastic....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque] 1686 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - “All Quiet in the Western Front” In the movie, “All Quiet in the Western Front,” Paul is an average eighteen-year-old male who enlists in the Army and is sent to fight in WWI, which changes his views and makes him an adult. Everybody in Paul’s hometown is supportive of Paul and his peers enlisting think it is a great opportunity to be able to fight in the war. At basic training, they are shown what military life is like from their drill sergeant who treats him and his friends incredibly rough....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - Chapter 1 The chapter begins with German soldiers at rest after fourteen days of fierce battle on the Western Front. A double ration of food has been prepared so the soldiers are eating their fill. Paul Baumer, the protagonist and narrator of the novel, watches in amazement as his friends, Tjaden and Muller, eat another helping; he wonders where Tjaden puts all the food, for he is as thin as a rail. Baumer is only nineteen years of age. He enlisted in the German infantry because Kantorek, his high school teacher, had glorified war and talked him into fighting for the fatherland....   [tags: essays research papers] 6507 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - In All Quiet on the Western Front, is a novel that shows all of the horrible things and situations that occurred in WWI. It also talks about “the lost generation” that in fact WWI produced. The main character Paul Baumer and his fellow friends, had spent times listening to their teacher Kantorek's speeches. He talked about how it was the boys' “duty or job” to go out and b patriotic and help fight in the war. All in All the decisions that they had made at this time, still had them pondering on the outcomes their lives would have....   [tags: essays research papers] 779 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - Foreign Policy Book Review World War I took place in the early 1900's. The United States entered the war late, trying not to get involved with foreign affairs. In Erich Maria Remarque's WWI novel All Quiet on the Western Front, we see the war through the German point of view of a 19 year-old Paul Baumer. As more and more young German nationalists are brain-washed into battle, more and more lives are altered forever. Once in the war, the young soldiers realize that war isn't at all as glorious as they had believed....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Influence of Greek and Roman Culture on Western Civilization - There are many different ways that modern cultures in the west have been impacted and built upon, but there are two ancient cultures that were the most influential. The Greek and Roman cultures helped shape Western Civilization in many ways. Both were very important factors in the development of Western culture. The Greeks contributed through art, architecture, government, philosophy, education, and science. The Romans contributed through language, engineering, law, and government. “The Greeks molded the mind of Western Civilization, if not the body and the culture” (PowerPoint #6)....   [tags: democracy, government, philosophy] 530 words
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The Banning of "All Quiet on the Western Front" in Germany By Hitler - Adolf Hitler, the most powerful dictator in the history of the world, had fear of a single novel he believed could collapse a plan to strengthen Germany and take over the world. All Quiet on the Western Front describes the experiences of a group of young men who fought in the German Army during World War One. Of course Germany lost World War One and had harsh surrender conditions under the Treaty of Versailles, specifically the 231 Clause. Germany could not build up its military, lost colonies and territory, had to pay reparations, and worst of all got the entire blame for World War One....   [tags: World History] 943 words
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The Historic Turn in Western Thought - The Historic Turn in Western Thought Most philosophers have noted the linguistic turn at the end of the nineteenth century. Few, if any, have noted the historical turn in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Living in a time of anxiety in which the universe and life present problems to be solved, the problem for this paper can be stated as: Why was history so imprtant until recently, and is narrative so important now. I examine the advent of irrationalism in order to provide some explanation for the substitution of story for history....   [tags: Philosophy Kant History Papers]
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The Western Frontier of the Gods - The Western Frontier of the Gods Long ago, in the days of miracles, there were those gods who believed they were truly helping humanity with their divine interventions, and those who believed they harmed humanity with their interventions. A council was assembled of all major deities of the areas after the fall of Rome at their hands. Seven delegates in all from each pantheon, and of course the Jehovah with 6 of his arch-angels. From Asia to the Americas, the Nordic countries to the far southern tip of Africa, they assembled in on a neutral ground, space....   [tags: Short Stories Jehovah Essays] 1464 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - Decline of Morality The novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque shows that war destroys more than just the physical level; the decline of morality has taken place through various circumstances in the novel such as: then incident where Paul Baumer is forced to kill a soldier in a shell hole, when Paul lies to his mother and the mother of his dead friend Kemmerich and when Paul and Kat must beat a recruit unconscious to stop him from leaving the trench; these incidents can be compared to events in the 1990’s such as: rise in the abortion rate, Columbine High School shootings, and the incident between President Clinton and Monica Lewinski....   [tags: essays research papers] 1506 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front The remains of Paul Baumer's company had moved behind the German front lines for a short rest at the beginning of the novel. After Behm became Paul's first dead schoolmate, Paul viewed the older generation bitterly, particularly Kantorek, the teacher who convinced Paul and his classmates to join the military, feeling alone and betrayed in the world that they had left for him. Paul's generation felt empty and isolated from the rest of the world due to the fact that they had never truly established any part of themselves in civilian life....   [tags: essays research papers] 912 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front - Paul Baumer is the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque. Paul changes his values throughout the novel as a result of having to adapt in order to survive. As Baumer struggles to survive the war, he transforms as shown by his thoughts, actions, and the conversations that he contributes in. One way that Paul changes is that his patriotism towards his country about war decreases. Paul is sitting with his men around a fire picking off lice and comparing them before throwing them in the fire....   [tags: essays research papers] 1132 words
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