Finally, one day near the end of the war, an enemy soldier shoots and kills Paul. The novel presents several themes, one of which is “Loss of I... ... middle of paper ... ...ome aspect of war, from battling with enemies to how battle spiritually destroys young men. The one positive point of this novel is how friends cared for one another when going through tragedies and stressful experiences. It also portrays how strong a soldier needs to be, in order for them to be in the war. To sum up, Remarque wrote, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” to inform the reader about the unromantic and the painful reality of war.
Making the reader see that war is cruel and unjust. In the third stanza Owen is describing the dead soldier. This allows the reader to view war in its full affect: In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If in some smothering dreams you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil’s sick sin; If you could hear at every jolt, the blood
Whilst experiencing the horrors of war and how futile it was, Owen frequently wrote back home to his mother. Owens letters to his mother Susan Owen were an insight to his life in war, and he expressed the horrors of war by describing what other soldiers went through, this illu... ... middle of paper ... ...n the readers mind. Owen starts to talk about the creation of the world, the alliteration of the ‘clays of the cold star’ emphasises the sense of coldness before life began. In war death overcomes soldiers who become weak, therefore soldiers have no life to carry on and joining war becomes pointless, if death was going to overtake them. In conclusion Wilfred Owen has successfully reached his points across about futility.
The first poem I will look at is ‘Spring Offensive’. We can see from the title that Owen may talk about conflict as ‘offensive’ suggests. The opening line is one of sadness and imminent death, ‘Halted against the shade of a last hill’. The use of ‘last’ implies that the men are nearing the end of their lives and that the hill is that last one th... ... middle of paper ... ...suddenly they are ‘exposed’ to the ‘unseen bullets’ of the enemy machine guns. This also makes the soldiers appear very brave, as they show little fear.
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. Remarque makes one actually feel the fun and then the tragedy of warfare.
Similar to Paul, each soldier from the younger generation slowly starts to be devastated from the inside out as they commence to lose grip on the reality they have once known. War is brutal, violent and unforgiving which causes the physical destruction of soldiers to be prevalent. Every time Paul is at the front hel sees another one of his comrades fall from injury or death to the ammunitions of the Allied forces. One becomes accustomed to seeing their friends lying with a limb missing or bleeding profusely from the hip. Franz Kemmerich, Paul’s best friend and classmate who had enlisted with him, gets shot in the hip and has to have his leg amputated.
In this poem Tennyson portrayes that war is good and is fun. In the poem the writer uses words like "the mouth of hell" "The valley of death" he uses these words to give you a clear picture of what fate awaits the six hundred soldiers in battle. Tennyson portrayes lots of things in his poem another thing he portrayes is the great control the soldiers had for following orders even when the face of death was staring them in the face.six hundred is almost mentioned at the end of each stanza this gives you the idea of the great kind of loss these men faced during the war.At the end of the poem the writter says Honour the charge they made.Honour the Light Brigade the writter is telling us to honour and respect what these men had done even though they all died the soldiers are being celebrated... ... middle of paper ... ...f by talking about a young boy who is in the first world war and is stuck in a trench and ends up commiting suicide. Due to all the bad conditions in the trenches. Sassoon explored the theme of war in that he thought it was a bad thing a terrible thing to die and.
However, their visions of the glories of war are soon swept away with horror as true friends die in the battlefield. The soldiers go in fresh from school, knowing nothing except the environment of hopeful youth. At nineteen and twenty, they come to a premature and distorted maturity with the war...their only home. Throughout the length of the novel, Paul learns of the hardship war brings. He learns the destructiveness of war.
Knowing that his kids know what to do in a situation if there was a fire does have a positive impact on his thinking. As readers, we call tell that having Tom’s family know what to do when there is a fire has a huge impact on him because of the situation he was in and having to drive by the house that burnt down to see, “The concrete foundation lay exposed, littered with blackened wood and debris. Particles of ash drifted through the air whenever the breeze stirred.”(43) This setting tells us why he has such a fright about fires and being able to sleep at night with his family knowing what to if a fire were to occur. I believe that since two kids did not make it out in that fire that he never wants to be put in that situation with his own. Tom’s boys play a huge concept on Tom making sure they are all safe.
A theme strewn throughout the novel is that that Baumer and his comrades were fighting a fight in which they did not believe. This paper will attempt to portray the relevance of the events and themes in All Quiet on the Western Front with the just war theory, the current situation in Iraq, and the Israeli-Arab conflicts. Plot Overview The first chapter of the novel introduces us to Paul Baumer, a nineteen year old recruit in the German army. The recruits know little of the horrors of war yet; they have a bountiful supply of tobacco, double portions of food, mail from home, and time to sleep (Remarque, 1928, pp. 1-18).