All Quiet on the Western Front, directed by Delbert Mann, is based on the novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. It tells the story of a German schoolboy, Paul Baumer, and a group of his classmates, who journey from fantasies of heroic glory to the real horror of actual soldiering. Their journey is a coming of age tale that centers on the consternation of war and emphasizes the moral, spiritual, emotional, and physical deterioration suffered by the young soldiers. Paul Baumer is a 19-year-old volunteer to the German army during World War I. He and his classmates charge fresh out of high school into military service, hounded by the nationalist ranting of a feverish schoolmaster, Kantorek. Though not all of them want to enlist, they do so in order to save face. Their first stop is boot camp, where life is still laughter and games. “Where are all the medals?” asks one. “Just wait a month and I’ll have them,” comes the boisterous response. This is their last vestige of boyhood. War slowly begins to strip away the ideals these boy-men once cherished. Their respect for authority is torn away by their disillusionment with their schoolteacher, Kantorek who pushed them to join. This is followed by their brief encounter with Corporal Himmelstoss at boot camp. The contemptible tactics that their superior officer Himmelstoss perpetrates in the name of discipline finally shatters their respect for authority. As the boys, fresh from boot camp, march toward the front for the first time, each one looks over his shoulder at the departing transport truck. They realize that they have now cast aside their lives as schoolboys and they feel the numbing reality of their uncertain futures. After their first two days of fighting, they return to their bunker, where they find neither safety nor comfort. A grizzled veteran, Kat, suggests these ‘fresh-faced boys’ should return to the classroom. The war steals their spiritual belief in the sanctity of human life with every man that they kill. This is best illustrated by Paul’s journey from anguish to rationalization of the killing of Gerard Duval; the printer turned enemy who leaps into the shell-hole already occupied by Paul. Paul struggles with the concept of killing a “brother”, not the enemy. He weeps despondently as war destroys his emotional being. War destroys Paul and his friends. Those who physically survive the bombing, the bullets and bayonets are annihilated by physical attacks on their sanity.
Imagine being in an ongoing battle where friends and others are dying. All that is heard are bullets being shot, it smells like gas is near, and hearts race as the times goes by. This is similar to what war is like. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, the narrator, Paul Baumer, and his friends encounter the ideals of suffering, death, pain, and despair. There is a huge change in these men; at the beginning of the novel they are enthusiastic about going into the war. After they see what war is really like, they do not feel the same way about it. During the war the men experience many feelings especially the loss of loved ones. These feelings are shown through their first experience at training camp, during the actual battles, and in the hospital.
In the story, six close friends are persuaded to go to war to serve their country by their schoolteacher, kantorek. They go through the necessary training under the, malevolent sergeant Himmelstoss. The friends dislike the training. Their sergeant is very arrogant and tortures Paul and his friends, but after realizing his mistakes he tries to get along with them. After, reaching the battlefront, most of Paul’s friends die or are injured in cruel ways. Especially, Kat was shot in the head. Now, Paul’s friends’ no longer believe war is noble, and what is the point of going to war. As war continues, they live in constant alarm. They never know when the next attack was going to happen. This novel depicts the soldiers’ day-to-day experiences on the front, including violent scenes of battles, gas attacks, and loss of youth.
One of the worst things of war is the vigorous training that Paul and other company members must go through. Corporal Himmelstoss, the sadistic drillmaster in charge of basic training, torments Paul and the other recruits. Himmelstoss is a vertically challenged and quarrelsome man who sports a waxed mustache. He has a reputation of being the strictest disciplinarian in camp. For that Himmelstoss earns the name "Terror of Klosterburg" because of his nick-picky de rigueur style (24). Himmelstoss puts his platoon through anguish and suffering causing some of the recruits to leave the army. They would wake up very early in the morning and go to sleep late at night. Even though they crawl in the sloppy, grubby mud, Himmelstoss makes them clean it for the next morning. Paul having a very strict drillmaster only makes the war seem even more dreadful. They have to execute eve...
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.
In “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Erich Maria Remarque tells the a story of six young German men who volunteer as soldiers in World War I. Remarque himself fought in World War I, but because of injuries that he sustained in battle, he was forced to withdraw from the war zone. He spent the rest of the war in the hospital, where he reflected upon the true nature of war. The novel is told from the viewpoint of one young soldier named Paul Baumer. Through the character of Baumer, Remarque portrays his innocence, childhood, and glory; it also portrays his horror, fears, and experiences in the war.
In a period where it is expected that all moral and upstanding residents should attend church, he is frequently absent, quick to lash out his disapproval saying, “I have trouble enough without I come five mile to hear him preach only hellfire and bloody damnation. Take it to heart, Mr. Parris. There are many others who stay away from church these days because you hardly ever mention God any more” (152). While this renders him a controversial figure, many are grateful that he is willing to express the sentiments that most do not have the courage to admit. Proctor prides himself on living a noble life, but he finds himself lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage with his wife, Elizabeth. In a period of weakness, he forsakes both his values and the vows he made when he enters into an adulterous relationship with his servant, Abigail Williams. When the affair is over and he has confessed his sin to Elizabeth, Proctor thinks it best to hide his transgression from the rest of the town, pretending it never happened. As a result, he finds himself miserable and withdrawn, lacking the capacity to forgive himself. He is tormented with the belief that his affair has caused him irreparable damage in God’s eyes. For months, John works to regain his wife’s trust, but their relationship becomes more strained and
Throughout their lives, people must deal with the horrific and violent side of humanity. The side of humanity is shown through the act of war. This is shown in Erich Remarque’s novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front”. War is by far the most horrible thing that the human race has to go through. The participants in the war suffer irreversible damage by the atrocities they witness and the things they go through.
The role of CSR has become dramatically increased over a number of years due to an influx of social awareness by the general pubic and also by government. The demand for more ethical business processes and actions, known as ethicism, is increasing. Simultaneously, pressure is applied on industry to improve business ethics through new public initiatives and laws. The recent trend has seen an increase in the number of CSR reports being submitted from 2002 – 2005. In 2005 52% of G250 and 22% of N100 companies issued reports.
An organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drives them to look out for the different interests of society. Most business corporations undertake responsibility for the impact of their organizational pursuits and various activities on their customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment. With the high volume of general competition between different companies and organizations in varied fields, CSR has become a morally imperative commitment, more than one enforced by the law. Most organizations in the modern world willingly try to improve the general well-being of not only their employees, but also their families and the society as a whole.
The approaches applicable to CSR could have various forms. Many might think that there is no need for business to implement the CSR if there is no potential to any risk while others see it as a form or repayment what is considered as more correct perception. The society supports business to exist by creating a demand for products and services and therefore the business must feel obliged to repay society by creating profits; CSR perceived as an “Obligation” expressed by Fontaine (2013) who argues that businesses are accountable to their stakeholders, the actual owners of the business and that social improvement programs should be designed and determined by governmental bodies to address the “social good” through contributions in form of taxes made by the businesses. However in reality many businesses have been reluctant to become accountable for their actions, e.g. releasing carbon into atmosphere. As a consequence of companies limited acceptance of the circumstances and unwillingness to implement processes in order to minimise carbon emittance, the government approached the imposition of carbon taxes: “the more carbon, the more tax contributions”. This might lead to gradual improvement through promoting an innovative technologies (Medarevic, 2012). Another perspective is also available through realising how positive influence on society and economy have the companies by realization of their business activities. This is sometime
It is eight o 'clock on a Monday night and you have just been released from school. You were out all day Saturday and spent Sunday sleeping in and finishing up homework. Needless to say you did not quite get around to grocery shopping or preparing meals for the upcoming week. You are starving and now you have to make a choice. Do you go home and scrounge your pantry for snacks that will not satisfy you, or do you go out and grab something quick to eat at a local fast food restaurant? The more satisfying answer is going to be eating out. Now you are faced with the most difficult decision on deciding where to eat. While there are dozens of choices in front of you, there should only really be one clear choice. That choice should, without a doubt, be Whataburger! This is no doubt the best quality fast food you are going to find in the West. With so much competition in our country for fast food, it is no understatement to say the Whataburger truly ranks number one above all others. They provide overwhelmingly charming service, quality meals that will leave the strongest of appetites satisfied, and plentiful choices that will make everyone 's taste buds smile. Once you have eaten there once, you will always find yourself thinking of them when you are hungry.
I remember the day that I left for boot camp. I was terrified. My stomach was queasy, my head was cloudy, and every time I imagined what was about to happen to me, I started to cry. It was an incredible leap I was about to take. The mental preparation was the most difficult part. I had no idea what to expect. I had heard many horror stories about the things that occur in Boot Cam...
“CSR implies that firms must foremost assume their core economic responsibility and voluntarily go beyond legal minimums so that they are ethical in all of their activities and that they take into account the impact of their actions on stakeholders in society, while simultaneously contributing to global sustainability” (p 1433).
I begin this essay by defining CSR, there are many definitions for this term by various different theorists, and EU says that CSR is "A concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis." On the other hand, Sloman et al. define it as "The concept in which a firm takes into account is the interests and concerns of a community rather than just its shareholder". Davis and Blomstrom (1966), say it "Refers to a person’s obligation to consider the effects of his decisions and actions on the whole social system". These definitions differ from one another in many ways but they agree that CSR involves taking the environment into account and therefore, one must look take social responsibility.
Theories that are based on biological Factors and criminal behavior have always been slightly ludicrous to me. Biological theories place an excessive emphasis on the idea that individuals are “born badly” with little regard to the many other factors that play a part in this behavior. Criminal behavior may be learned throughout one’s life, but there is not sufficient evidence that proves crime is an inherited trait. In the Born to Be Bad article, Lanier describes the early belief of biological theories as distinctive predispositions that under particular conditions will cause an individual to commit criminal acts. (Lanier, p. 92) Biological criminologists are expected to study the “criminal” rather than the act itself. This goes as far as studying physical features, such as body type, eyes, and the shape or size of one’s head. “Since criminals were less developed, Lombroso felt they could be identified by physical stigmata, or visible physical abnormalities…characteristics as asymmetry of the face; supernumerary nipples, toes, or fingers; enormous jaws; handle-shaped or sensible ears; insensibility to pain; acute sight; and so on.” (Lanier. P. 94). It baffles me that physical features were ever considered a reliable explanation to criminal behavior. To compare one’s features to criminal behavior is not only stereotypical, but also highly unreliable.