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All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front One of the best war novels that is read by thousands of high school students each year is Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. This story depicts the life as a solider in the German Army fighting against the Central Powers. The solider, Paul Bäumer tell us of the fun he indures along with the hardships of war demonstrating an antiwar theme. The scene in this book that displays the antiwar theme the best would have to the "shell hole" scene that starts on page 207 and ends on page 229 demonstrating an ironic tone that is created wonderfully using Remarque's organizational and dictional skills....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- All Quiet on the Western Front Millions dead, tens of millions injured, for what. For a petty argument between two countries. War is devastating to countries and most indefinitely individuals. Men can be left disturbed mentally, physically, and socially for the rest of their lives. Is this necessary. Well maybe you should decide after reading the next few paragraphs. You can decide if the war being fought is a war of dignity and glory as everyone would make it out to be or if it was a battle of death and gore....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- Whenever one reads or hears about World War I or World War II, you hear of the struggles and triumphs of the British, Americans or any of the other Allies. And they always speak of the evil and menacing German army. However, All Quiet on the Western Front gives the reader some insight and a look at a group of young German friends who are fighting in World War I. “This story is 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....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque

- At the beginning of the 20th Century, the great powers of the world engaged in the largest war concerning deaths in modern times. This war, which is often called the Great War, or World War I, had serious consequences that have affected our world today a great deal. One novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, has been considered a classic and possibly "the greatest war novel of all time". The story follows the adventures of a German solider, Paul Baumer, from the time he enters the military to his unfortunate death at the end....   [tags: Quiet Western Front War Remarque]

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Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- In his novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque depicts a transition in the nature of reality from idealism to realism and naturalism. This transition takes place at different parts of his novel, and to different degrees. At the beginning of the novel, on page 12, we see through Paul B„umer's comments regarding Kantorek that he and his friends were taught in school of the "glory" of war. B„umer stated, ".they taught that duty to one's country is the greatest thing." Since B„umer and his friends respected and trusted Kantorek, they hardly gave the prospect of not going into war a second glance....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet On The Western Front by Eric Maria Remarque

- Just envision you were a soldier running, ducking, and dodging bullets. The heat from exploding grenades burning the back of your neck, having to hide in wet, smelly, muddy trenches in order to survive. The only way to keep in touch with your family and friends is by writing a letter, not knowing when they will receive it or if they will even write back. Imagine having to carry a large amount of weapons, for example: machine guns, pistols, grenades, flamethrowers, or rifles. Now, we are lucky that's only a vision in our minds, because in 1914, that was reality for the soldiers of World War I....   [tags: All Quiet Western Front ]

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- All’s Quiet on the Western Front Lewis Milestone’s “All’s Quiet on the Western Front”, based on Erich Remarque’s novel, is an incredibly disturbing and effective anti-war film. The grainy black and white film is still not outdated and carries a breathtaking initial impact. The prologue that introduces the film gives its anti-war intentions immediately and beautifully. “This story is 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....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essays: Two Years

- All Quiet on the Western Front  Two Years  The book I chose to read was All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. The story told in All Quiet on the Western Front occurs during the two years just before the Armistice ended World War I in November 1918. By 1916 when the story begins, World War I had already been underway for two years. From the beginning, World War I was fought in two areas, named for their geographical relationship to Germany. The Eastern Front extended into Russia, and the Western Front extended through Belgium into Northern France....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- At the beginning of the 20th Century, the great powers of the world engaged in the largest war concerning deaths in modern times. This war, which is often called the Great War, or World War I, had serious consequences that have affected our world today a great deal. Many great novels were written this century dealing with the Great War. One book, All Quiet on the Western Front, has been considered a classic and possibly "the greatest war novel of all time." The story follows the adventures of a German solider, Paul Baumer, from the time he enters the military to his unfortunate death at the end....   [tags: Quiet Western Front Great War]

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The Metamorphosis of Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front

- The Metamorphosis of Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front     Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes wrought by the war on one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque's protagonist, Paul Baumer, changes from a rather innocent Romantic to a hardened and somewhat caustic veteran. More importantly, during the course of this metamorphosis, Baumer disaffiliates himself from those societal icons-parents, elders, school, religion-that had been the foundation of his pre-enlistment days....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essay: Nature of War

- All Quiet on the Western Front: Nature of War In the books All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and The Wars by Timothy Findley, there is clear evidence of the nature of war. With all the efforts of preparation, discipline, and anticipation, false hopes were created for the young individuals, who leave the battlefields with numerous emotional and physical scars. The propaganda and disciplinary training to convince naïve young men to go to battle to fight for their country, the death of their comrades, and the physical breakdown are all part of twentieth century warfare....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- Essay: All Quiet on the Western Front An anti-war novel often portrays many of the bad aspects and consequences of war. Erich Remarque’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’s change of attitude towards war, the futility of war and the deaths of the narrator’s friends....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front , is a novel set in World War I, and centers around the changes wrought by the war on one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque's protagonist, Paul Baumer, changes from a rather innocent Romantic to a hardened and somewhat broken-in veteran. More importantly, during the course of this metamorphosis, Baumer disaffiliates himself from those societal icons—parents, elders, school, religion that had been the foundation of his pre-enlistment days....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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The Cause of Death in All Quiet on the Western Front

- The Cause of Death in All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque's ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT is a very interesting and true-to-heart novel based in the first world war where many men and women died because someone called them the enemy. The main character is Paul Baumer, a nineteen year old man who is swept into the war, along with his friends, not one day before he is out of school. They are sent to the front to "protect the fatherland" or Germany as it is called....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the greatest war novels of all time. It is a story, not of Germans, but of men, who even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war. The entire purpose of this novel is to illustrate the vivid horror and raw nature of war and to change the popular belief that war is an idealistic and romantic character. The story centers on Paul Baümer, who enlists in the German army with glowing enthusiasm....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- about men, but of German soldiers and their hardships during World War I and how their attitudes changed throughout the war. “We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war”(p.88). This novel portrays the overwhelming effects and power war has to deteriorate the human spirit, scar physically, and scar mentally. You start out leaving you’re home and family proud and ready to fight for you country, to toward the end of the war, you become tired and scarred both physically and mentally beyond description....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front and the Horrors of War

- The Horrors of War 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. One of the worst things about war is the severity of carnage that it bestows upon mankind....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- All Quiet on the Western Front The setting of this novel takes place in Germany during World War I. the war is being fought at the fronts- which is almost every side of Germany where other countries lie. For the most part, Paul Baumer stays on the western front, (north west of Belgium), during the three years when the novel takes place. The setting is very important because it shows the darkest part of the war, when most of Germanys fighting takes place. Paul Baumer, a young soldier who enjoys writing poems and plays, becomes a man during his three years of service....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essay: Effective Criticism of War

- All Quiet on the Western Front:  Effective Criticism of War              All Quiet on the Western Front was a sad tale of Paul Bäumer, a lad just entering adulthood, who fought in a war that he did not even believe in. Erich Maria Remarque wrote this novel to show the war through the eyes of Paul, who saw everything that happened; every death, every horror, and all the bloodshed. Remarque denounced war by showing how it destroys human lives and, more  importantly, how it devours the human soul....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essays: Can’t Go Home Again

- Can’t Go Home Again – All Quiet on the Western Front During his leave, perhaps Baumer’s most striking realization of the vacuity of words in his former society occurs when he is alone in his old room in his parents’ house. After being unsuccessful in feeling a part of his old society by speaking with his mother and his father and his father’s friends, Baumer attempts to reaffiliate with his past by once again becoming a resident of the place. Here, among his mementos, the pictures and postcards on the wall, the familiar and comfortable brown leather sofa, Baumer waits for something that will allow him to feel a part of his pre-enlistment world....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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Destruction in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- Theme of Destruction in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front Everyone knows what war is. It's a nation taking all of its men, resources, weapons and most of its money and bearing all malignantly towards another nation. War is about death, destruction, disease, loss, pain, suffering and hate. I often think to myself why grown and intelligent individuals cannot resolve matters any better than to take up arms and crawl around, wrestle and fight like animals. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque puts all of these aspects of war into a vivid story which tells the horrors of World War 1 through a soldier's eyes....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- Paul Bäumer Paul told the story of the war as it happened to him. The reader is taken from the front line, to a catholic hospital, to his home while he is away on leave. His story tells of the sacrifice the soldiers gave defending their country. It also tells of the difficulties of losing friends, killing another man, and going day after day without much, if any, sleep. He died in October of 1918, just before the war ended. His death was described as this, "...his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come." Stanislaus Katczinsky Katczinsky, or "Kat" as he is referred to, is the leader of this group of men....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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- All Quiet on the Western Front 1. In the movie “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’s view they were looking to win the war and take over territory. Such as in Napoleon’s time, in which his values was to imperialize weaker countries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 “gymnasium'; (equivalent to an elementary school), then proceeding onto the University of Münster....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front At the beginning of this chapter, Paul reflects back on how the war abruptly uprooted his life and the lives of his comrades. He ponders how the war has destroyed the lives of the men of his generation because they no longer have anything to return to. He acknowledges the fact that the war swept him away and now he doesn’t know what he can make of his life. He and the other men have become, in his words, wastelands. Even with all of the mental anguish they endure, the men are not often sad....   [tags: Free Essays]

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- "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]

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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]

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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]

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- 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]

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- 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]

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- All Quiet on the Western Front Mental abuse is sometimes overlooked, because of the rough physical abuse, but soldiers see a good side of both during wars. Maria Remarque shows the mental part of abuse on the book All Quiet on the Western Front. The narrator discusses all the hard times that went on during World War I, all through the book. Paul Baumer, the narrator, explains it when he and his friends enter the German army, very deeply although he is only eighteen. Baumer tells a story about fighting for their own sanity as well as their country....   [tags: essays papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- Compare ‘Gallipoli’ and ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ in terms of the: · Boys’ attitude to war · Reasons for enlistment · Experiences on the front How do these change their attitude to war. What does this tell you about the similarities and differences the Australian’s and German’s experiences. Analysis of Major Characters Paul Bäumer As the novel’s narrator and protagonist, Paul is the central figure in All Quiet on the Western Front and serves as the mouthpiece for Remarque’s meditations about war....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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All Quiet on the western front

- All Quiet on the Western Front is narrated by Paul Baumer. He is a young man of nineteen who fights in the German army on the French front in World War I. Unlike most during that time period, Paul and several of his friends and classmates from school joined the army voluntarily. They joined after listening to nationalistic speeches told to them by their schoolmaster, Kantorek But after experiencing ten weeks of atrocious basic training at the hands of the small-minded, vindictive Corporal Himmelstoss and the inconceivable cruelty of life on the front lines....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- The novel "All Quiet on the Western Front", Erich Maria Remarque, tells a story of a young German soldier by the name of Paul Baumer, during the First World War. The novel told of the bloody battles, and the struggle for survival. The story begins during the war on the front, the majority of the novel the story is bases here, with exceptions of flashbacks, and the time he was drafted. During the story Paul becomes veteran from the inexperience private he was. Through out the story he made new friends with his fellow soldiers and grew a bond with his high school buddies....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The story of several schoolmates who symbolize a generation destroyed by the dehumanisation of the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front tells of the men who died, and the tragically changed lives of those who survived. Remarque follows the story of Paul Bäumer, a young infantryman, from his last days of school to his death three years later. Whereas the journey motif is typically used to portray a positive character development, that of Paul is deliberately the opposite. In what has been dubbed the greatest antiwar novel of all time, Remarque depicts the way in which Paul is snatched away from humanity by the brutality of war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- In the book, All Quiet On The Western Front, the character Corporal Himmelstoss is portrayed as a disciplinary, brutal, and sympathetic type of person in the training camps. Although prior to his position as a trainer he was a postman. Corporal Himmelstoss is in charge of No. 9 platoon. His petite size and the sleek moustache is not intimidating at first, until he displays his strict side towards the young soldiers. The brutal strictness of discipline that the corporal is known for changes once he has a taste of the frontlines....   [tags: Book Review Analysis Erich Maria Remarque]

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- 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]

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- The Sorrows of War and the Glorious Lies Is it really worth it. Is the simple order by a superior officer enough for someone to spill the blood of innocent soldiers. In All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a group of soldiers learn the hard way about the realities of war. They encounter trench warfare and hand-to-hand combat and slowly see how horrible the war is. Using the book, the author expresses his hatred towards war and how only evil comes from it. The emotions and actions of the soldiers represent the realities of war where brotherhoods are formed, the public is tricked in seeing war as good, and how deep inside everyone is the same....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Attitude in All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front shows the change in attitudes of the men before and during the war. This novel is able to portray the overwhelming effects and power war has to deteriorate the human spirit. Starting out leaving you're home and family and ready to fight for you country, to ending up tired and scarred both physically and mentally beyond description. At the beginning of the novel nationalist feelings are present through pride of Paul and the rest of the boys....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front and Gallipoli

- All Quiet on the Western FrontGallipoli The Only Difference Is The Uniform All Quiet On The Western Front and Gallipoli are two stories independent of each other that chronicle the experiences of two separate young men in the same war. Paul Baumer, a nineteen-year old German soldier, narrates the story of All Quiet On The Western Front. This tragic story begins with Baumer in training camp and concludes with his untimely death. Archy, an eighteen-year old Australian athlete, is the main character in Gallipoli....   [tags: essays papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front themes

- All Quiet on the Western Front One of the main themes in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is Futility of War. The novel takes place during the Great War and takes place in France. Paul Baumer is the main character in the book along with many of his friends. In the book the theme of futility of war appears in the beginning, middle and end of the novel and Baumer slowly becomes more aware of what war is really like. In the beginning Baumer enters the war as a recruit and begins to see the reality of war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front: Themes

- All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors of war. In the short note before Chapter One, Remarque lets the reader know exactly what themes he intends. War is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of an entire generation. Remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the reader the physical and psychological impact that war has on humanity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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all quiet on the western front

- What was going through Remarque’s mind. Paul is caught in WWI fighting to prove his loyalty to his country. Amidst the war, he struggles to find meaning in the new image he has become. In the beginning, their teacher persuades everyone in the class to enlist in the military to fight the glorious war. Thinking this is an honourable idea; everyone joins even those who secretly fear the battlefield. However, they are forced into volunteering. Not enlisting is like turning their back on their own country....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The story centers around a young soldier named Paul in some unnamed regiment in the German army. They fight the Allied forces of the United States of America and Europe, plus their friends. The story is about how Paul and the other soldiers with him, who are also his closest friends, deal with the many aspects of the war. They do this in the only way that they know how, and they are not always successful. Remarque deals with the characters' fears and thoughts by mixing them together into the story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of the Film All Quiet on the Western Front

- Analysis of the Film All Quiet on the Western Front I decided to write this analytical review on the film All Quiet on the Western Front. My decision was made when I saw it as a suggested reading because I have heard about the movie many times, yet, I've never seen it. I actually am happy I never had, because I believe I was able to get much more appreciation out of the movie because I am studying it's topic in this class. As I began the movie, I could not figure out if the movie was comedic or not....   [tags: Papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front gives you detail and insight into the long, destructive “Great War”. Quickly, romantic illusions about combat are disintegrate. Enthusiastic teenage boys convinced to fight for their country by their patriotic teachers came back feeling part of a lost generation . This novel teaches us what a terrifying and painful experience World War I was for those fighting in the trenches on the front....   [tags: Papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front Book Review

- Introduction In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque paints a clear and gruesome picture of the horrors and atrocities of war and the effects on those who fight the war. He tells the story of Paul Baumer and his comrades who, after being persuaded by their teacher Kantorek, patriotically enlist in the German army. The glory of being a soldier quickly fades and the true horror of war is soon realized. As the war continues, Baumer begins to forget his identity outside of the war; the war has both destroyed him and defined him....   [tags: E.M. Remarque]

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Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and Mary Shelley's

- Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein shows how the change in society has an effect on people. But they both take different methods of showing it. All Quiet on the Western Front shows how war takes the lives of others and the effects on people during the war.Frankenstein, even though it is fictional, tells a story of a distraught dream of science by artificial means of life....   [tags: Remarque Western Shelley Frankenstein Essays]

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All Quiet On The Western Front Themes

- 1) The Destructiveness of War A major theme, not only on lives and property, but also on the human spirit. Men are subject to physical torment-eyes are blinded, limbs are blown off, blood flows everywhere, and innocent men die in agony. When soldiers take shelter in the graveyard, bombs explode all around them, the living hide in coffins and the dead are thrown from their graves. The destructive power is so great that even the fundamental differences between life and death become blurred....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front the Novel

- Kantorek would say We stood on the threshold of life And so it would seem We had as yet taken no root The war swept us away For the others, the older men, It is but an interruption, they are able to think beyond it We, however, have been gripped by it And do not know what the end may be We know only That in some strange and melancholy way We have become a wasteland What does war do to a man. It destroys his inner being; it crushes hope; it kills him. Experiencing battle leaves only the flesh of a man, for he no longer has a personality; it leaves a wasteland where a vast field of humanity once was....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque]

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Comparing Maturity in Separate Peace and All Quiet on the Western Front

- Maturity in A Separate Peace and All Quiet on the Western Front       The evolution of a child to adult is a long and complex process. There is another transitional step that goes in the middle of these two periods. In warlike terms, such as those used in the settings of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and John Knowles's A Separate Peace, that step could be classified as being a soldier. W.N. Hodgson acknowledges this progression as well, in the poem "Before Action." The speaker begs first for God to "make [him] a soldier" (line 8) and then once he is a soldier he asks God to "make [him] a man" (16)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Response to Conflict in All Quiet on the Western Front and Narrative of Frederick Douglass

- During war, soldiers became physically stronger (I'm guessing, as long as they weren't shot) and mentally weaker. During slavery, Frederick Douglass becomes mentally stronger, but physically weaker due to whippings and beatings of all variety and harshness. Kantorek persuades his students to enroll in the military, and in the same way, slaveholders coerce their slaves into believing slavery was an unmistaken truth straight from God himself. An assortment of conflicts make themselves present in both All Quiet on the Western Front and Narrative of Frederick Douglass....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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All Quiet on the Western Front: Taking Leaves

- Paul Bäumer's leave from the war is an opportunity for him to see life removed from the harshness of war. As he makes the journey home, the closer he gets the more uncomfortable he feels. He describes the final part of his journey, "then at last the landscape becomes disturbing, mysterious, and familiar." (154) Rather than being filled with comfort at the familiarity of his homeland, he is uneasy. War has changed him to the extent in which he can no longer call the place where he grew up home....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Role of Food in Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet in the Western Front and Elie Wiesel’s Night

- The Role of Food in Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet in the Western Front and Elie Wiesel’s Night Food means different things to people in different countries of the world; pasta is common in Italy, hamburgers are a favorite in the US and tacos are a typical dish in Mexico. Human existence solely depends on this source of energy. A person’s fundamental need for food makes it a very important item, placing the people who control the food in a very high esteem. Consistency is also important in the delicate balance of life....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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AllQuiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet On The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, takes place in France during World War I. Paul Baumer, the narrator, was a young man who was fighting for his country, Germany. Paul was only 18 years old when the book first begins. Remarque starts the story with Paul and all of the soldiers in his company just finished with heavy front line fighting against the English and the French. He goes on in the story to explain the life of a soldier in World War I. Sometimes it was scary, funny, sad, boring, dirty, upsetting, life-threatening, but throughout ones company there was a special togetherness between the men in that company....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Literary Themes In All Quiet O

- Some authors use themes to show the reader some perspective. Erich Maria Remarque’s book “All Quiet on the Western Front'; uses many themes but there are four main ones. Those four themes are the Lost Generation, futility of war, sound imagery, and the institutionalization or depersonalization of war. Some of these themes can be integrated together to make an alarming yet wonderful effect to draw the reader into the story of “All Quiet on the Western Front';. One of the most prominent themes book is also the most saddening....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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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]

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Life on the Western Front

- Life on the Western Front The Western Front was a system of trenches that ran from the Belgium coast, through Northern France and the German border. There were many different countries that fought on the Western Front but the main three were Britain, France and Germany. The soldiers that fought on the Western Front had to fight from the beginning of the war in 1914 to the end of the war in 1918. At the start of the war the majority of the soldiers were quite excited and cheerful....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Conditions on the Western Front

- Conditions on the Western Front Ever since the end of the First World War ended it has been common knowledge that life in the trenches was, perhaps, the nearest a person could get to a living hell. Though many facts about the reality of the trenches were shrouded by propaganda and letter censorship at the time. When the trenches were first dug the weather was warm and the earth was dry and easy to work with and no one could imagine what they were about to turn into in the coming years....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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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]

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Influenza on the Western Front

- Influenza on the Western Front NEW YORK--Reports have come in from London that the grippe has now closed his claws upon German troops. Although influenza has spread onto our side, leading doctors believe that the disease will not be so prevalent because the disease spreads [most readily in unhealthy conditions.] With the ever increasing proportion of German troops being reported to hospitals for influenza, the Kaiser is finding it difficult for them to mount a proper offensive against our hearty men....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Health Essays]

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The Letter in All Quiet on the Wester Front

- Letter Home Dear Brother, I have just received your letter about considering joining the German army and fighting in this god awful war. From my tone already you should notice that I completely disagree with your thinking and am going to try my hardest to persuade you not to come out and fight. Just like you I had once fallen for all of the propaganda going around Germany. An old teacher I used to know named Kantorich had filled my and many of my classmates heads with patriotic reasons to why we should join the army....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why the Stalemate on the Western Front Was Broken

- Why the Stalemate on the Western Front Was Broken All of these reasons are important reasons as to why stalemate finally broke on the western front and they are all linked in various ways, The development of new technology like the tank was a important contributor but not the most important as there were advantages and disadvantages to the tank, advantages being that it caused a lot of alarm within the German troops and was a great moral boost among the British troops, another advantage was that it could advance ahead of the troops crashing through the enemies barbed wire and spraying the enemy with machine gym fire....   [tags: Papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque "All Quiet on the Western Front" was written in a first person style. The story was told by Paul Baümer, a nineteen year old student, convinced to enlist with the German army by his schoolmaster, Kantorek. Along with many of his friends from school, he is trained under Corporal Himmelstoss, a strictly disciplined commander who dislikes Paul because of his "defiance." When sent to the front, Paul, along with his other friends, made new friendships that would last throughout time....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front]

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essays: The Loud Message

- All Quiet on the Western Front: The Quiet Novel that Screamed a Message In Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front", the main character Paul Baumer who is 18 years old, is sent to the front to fight for his homeland, Germany. He and his friends go through a spectrum of typical war expiriences: the deaht of a comrad, the terror of shelling, the abuse by their officers, etc. Remarque as well as Paul hates everything about the war: its meaninglessness, the lives of young people that it destroys or the innocent people that it kills....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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Indifference to War in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

- Indifference to War in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front In Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, characters such as Paul and his friends become indifferent to shocking elements of war through constant exposure to them. For example, the characters are unconcerned about the dangers of the front because they are accustomed to being on the front. In another instance, Paul’s friends show no emotions when they witness snipers killing enemy soldiers. Also, Kat finds the unusual effects of mortar shells amusing....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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