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All Quiet On The Western Front

- Erich Maria Remarque wrote All Quiet on the Western Front in 1929 to advertise the horrors of World War I, the dangers of complete nationalism, and how any type of war can turn even the strongest soldier into an emotional and physical mess. With the novel being written in the early 20th century, the starting point of the World Wars, Remarque had the emotions of the public and Europe and American and the tip of her fingertips. The point of the novel was not to glorify war like previous war time novels had, rather it was to show the horror and the realistic negative aspects to war that the common person would not see....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Erich Maria Remarque]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The two classic war novels ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque and ‘Catch 22’ by Joseph Heller both provide a graphic insight into the life of soldiers serving their country in the historic world wars. One distinct theme of interest found in both books, is the way in which war has physically and mentally re-shaped the characters. Remarque creates the character Paul Baümer, a young soldier who exposes anxiety and PTSD (commonly known as Shellshock) through his accounts of WW1’s German army....   [tags: Catch-22, Yossarian]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The First World War was the most horrific war of human history, leaving soldiers traumatized and heartbroken. The novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by former soldier, Erich Remarque captures this suffering. Remarque had fought in the war until 1918, before being sent home on a medical discharge. He returned home as a changed man, with little hope for the future. The dark shadow of his wartime experiences hung over him until he decided to put pen to paper and write this novel, along with others....   [tags: World War I, World War II]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The First World War was labeled the “War to end all Wars” since it was impossible to envision a more deadly, destructive, and futile war. The pointlessness of the war was so poignant and unbelievable that Hitler used it to rouse German jingoism and militarism: “It cannot be that two million Germans have fallen in vain”. (Keegan 3) It was a war in which mechanization lead to insurmountable defensive advantages resulting in a bloody stalemate. It was a war of horrifying proportions that made many unquestionably chose peace over war....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Nationalism]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque tells the story of young German soldiers in World War I. Often, war novels tell intentionally exciting tales of triumph or purposefully agonizing accounts of defeat, but Remarque refuses to veil the tragic reality of war in order to make the story more entertaining for the reader. The book is meant to be “least of all an adventure.” Remarque served for the German army during World War I, and he therefore repeatedly encountered death, much like his narrator, Paul, and “death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it.” In his novel, Remarque tells a story that explains how home and identity were lost...   [tags: World War I, World War II, Life, Western Front]

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The Quiet American by Graham Greene

- ... Suspecting that Pyle is already dead, Fowler goes back to Phuong as if nothing had ever happened. Later that evening, French officer Vigot pays Fowler and Phoung a visit to tell them that Pyle has been murdered. Vigot does not care about solving the case of Pyle’s murder and Phuong easily moves on after hearing her fiancée has been murdered. This makes Fowler wonder if he was the only one who actually cared about Pyle. When faced with the dilemma of Pyle and the bombing, Fowler is forced to reject his apathetic nature and full heartedly act in order to do what is right....   [tags: novel analysis]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- Warfare is a dreadful and horrifying experience that shows the violent side of humanity. War is the worst thing a human being can go through. The recruits suffer inevitable damage by the ordeals they encounter and the ruff experiences they take part in. War changes a person, from a nice boy into a stone-cold killing machine. Erich Maria Remarque, the expressive German author, shows the scenes of war in his novel All Quiet on the Western Front. In the novel, Paul Bäumer, the protagonist, journeys to war, like his fellow classmates from high school, and fights for his country....   [tags: atrocious war, Erich Maria Remarque]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- Whenever you hear 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 ruthless German army. In contrast, All Quiet on the Western Front gives the reader some information and a look at a group of German friends who are fighting in World War I. The soldiers of this war didn’t quite know what they were fighting for. Most of the soldiers were pulled from their childhood, and tossed into a world of hate and war....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Army, Military]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- Vernon Kroft once said, “War changes everything. The world is never the same after a war. Any war. There are holes… missing parts… The best you can do is pick up the pieces that are left and start to build again. It’ll never be the way it was before.” War is detrimental to the world and leaves it in shambles. Nothing escapes the terror that war strikes in the world. In Erich Maria Remarque 's book All Quiet on the Western Front the ramifications caused by World War I become detrimental to nature....   [tags: Earth, World War II, Erich Maria Remarque, Nature]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- Erich Maria Remarque’s fictional book, All quiet on the Western Front, is based on true events of World War I (WWI), which took place from 1914-1918. His book was published in 1929, eleven years after the war ended. Remarque was enlisted in the war as a German soldier by the age of eighteen years old, and he was transferred to the western front. During His time in the war, he was injured by debris of a bomb, and then was in the Germany Army hospital for the remainder of the war. In this way, the novel acts as a secondary source....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Christianity]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- While soldiers are often perceived as glorious heroes in romantic literature, this is not always true as the trauma of fighting in war has many detrimental side effects. In Erich Maria Remarque 's All Quiet On The Western Front, the story of a young German soldier is told as he adapts to the harsh life of a World War I soldier. Fighting along the Western Front, nineteen year old Paul Baumer and his comrades begin to experience some of the hardest things that war has to offer. Paul’s old self gradually begins to deteriorate as he is awakened to the harsh reality of World War 1, depriving him from his childhood, numbing all normal human emotions and distancing future, reducing the quality of h...   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, World War I, World War II]

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The Quiet Room, By Lori Schiller

- In The Quiet Room, Lori Schiller and multiple people who knew her put words to the illusive nature of a specific disability of mental health—schizoaffective disorder. It’s no secret that mental illness often carries an intense stigma, more so, perhaps, than many other types of disabilities. This stigma is woven into the pages of this memoir, a reflection of the perception of mental illness in society, which is often fueled by inaccurate and negative representation. The memoir may mostly focus on Schiller’s experience with schizoaffective disorder, but it speaks to the larger narrative of disabilities of mental health as a whole....   [tags: Mental disorder, Schizophrenia, Disability]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, author Erich Maria Remarque reveals a dimmer sense of the cost of war. The main character in the book, German soldier, Paul Baumer, embodies the cost of war before he reaches his ultimate fate. The tactics and weapons used in World War 1 were more advanced compared to the past as a result of the industrial revolution. Germany was forced to fight a two-front war and this intensified the losses suffered by soldiers like Paul and the other men in the Second Company (Gomez 2016, German Strategy for a Two-Front War – Modern Weapons: War and the Industrial Revolution)....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Erich Maria Remarque]

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The Quiet Gem of California

- California, The Golden State, is best known for its breathtaking beaches, splendid weather, and its’ fun filled metropolises, which allow for the state to have a tourist economy unlike any other state in the nation. The Golden State always has something to offer, in fact it contains so much that a tourist would need several months to explore California and all that it is available. However, even then a tourist would still miss out on all of the attractions not found on postcards, the attractions tucked away into the mountains or hidden behind the mega tourist spots....   [tags: highway 1, road travel ]

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Why I Should Be Quiet

- Stolen I hurt everywhere. I try to slowly open my eyes but it is so hard, the blinding light hurts my head, I slowly peel my eyes open to find myself in a strange bathroom. Everything is old and dirty looking and I don’t mean dirty like “when my mom told me to clean my bathroom and there was only a ponytail on the sink and a few boy pins, dirty,” I mean it looked as if nobody had cleaned this bathroom in 15 years and still people used it. Once I establish myself, my eyes begin to wander, I am in a stained tub with all of my clothes still on me....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2006 singles]

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The House Was So Quiet

- I had woken up at around 2pm and wondered why the house was so quiet. Mom was usually up early, cooking something while having the television tuned onto some Indian serial (Indian soap opera) in the background. I got up and brushed my teeth, then turned on the PS3 in my room. While the game system was turning on, I went into the kitchen to grab some food. As I walked back towards the hallway, I noticed my mom’s room light was on; which was stranger because it was the middle of the afternoon. I went into her room and found her lying there on her bed, naked....   [tags: Family, Mother, Funeral, Father]

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Quiet Breathing and Asthma

- Normal inspiration and expiration, also known as quiet breathing, is the type of breathing that occurs when a person is in a state of rest (McKinley, 2013). Pressure variations between the atmosphere and the thoracic cavity are produced by changes in lung volume (McKinley, 2013). Boyle’s law describes the inverse relationship between the pressure of a gas and the volume of a container (McKinley, 2013). Asthma is one of many conditions that can affect the pressure gradient in the lungs and cause problems with breathing....   [tags: Lungs, Pressure, Atmosphere]

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Quiet Revolution

- In 1960, a series of swift and sweeping reforms, were in processing in Quebec, and the reforms carried out by Jean Lesage, who is the leader of Quebec Liberal Party. This term was commonly believed for six years from 1960 to 1966 (Cuccioletta & Lubin, 2003). Before the Quiet Revolution, Quebec was under control of its leader Maurice Duplessis, who is an ideologically conservative traditional politician. He insisted on preserving the traditional role of Quebec from 1944 to 1959. It is believed that some policies of Duplessis’s regime were regarded as the factors that resulted in the Quiet Revolution....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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Segregation Now in the USA

- Forty-seven years ago the Civil Rights Act was passed to end racial discrimination in America. And later on the 24th Amendment to poll taxes, then the Voting Rights Act to allow every man to vote and not be discriminated against. Black Power, the Nation of Islam, and the Southern Christian Leadership conference were just some of the groups that tried to end segregation and promote the African American race. Although these groups did help end it, it still exists in today’s world and many studies have been done to prove it in the past couple of years....   [tags: Segregation Today]

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Irony in All Quiet on the Western Front

- ... In addition, when Haie is beating Himmelstoss, Paul’s description of the final blow is that Haie, “… reached out his right arm… he looked as if he were going to reach down a star.” (49). Remarque used an ironic play on the name of the corporal, since Corporal Himmelstoss has a name that is also a play on German words; “himmel” meaning “heaven” and “stoss” (stoß) meaning kick, push, and other similar words. In effect, the beating that Himmelstoss receives is pushing him down from the “heaven” that was his authority over the men....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque, literary analysis]

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Innocence in In Graham Greene's The Quiet American

- Innocence, Ignorance, and Idealism In Graham Greene's The Quiet American, the themes of naivety and innocence are in constant and direct conflict with the reality and crudeness of the Vietnam War. Sometimes Greene sees innocent people as helpless victims of the devastation others wreak, like the soldiers who are killed when Fowler and Pyle shelter in their tower. More often though, he regards innocence as a kind of pre-moral condition. There are frequent references to the ignorance of the innocent character of Alden Pyle....   [tags: War, Vietnam, Ignorance]

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Not So Quiet. World War I

- Not So Quiet World War I, also called the Great War, required the mobilization of military forces from concerned nations. Although the war was fought by men, the mobilization did not spare women. In fact, the latter played an important role during the war by assisting men who were fighting. Unlike their families who stayed home and were away from the war, women were doing their bit at the front and thus facing the war and its devastating side. The war changed the women who fought for the freedom of their nations....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Treaty of Versailles]

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Tomorrow is not Today, Today is not Yesterday

- The great Buddha once said, “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly” (Jonathan, How to Live in the Present). Unfortunately, humanity today doesn’t always conform to that statement. The human race generally hates chaos and disorganization in any shape or form. That being said, humans love to plan ahead and look to the past to avoid future mistakes.Typically this is fine to do, since everybody does it at some point in their life, but its when you begin to over think the events of the past or the future that it becomes a problem....   [tags: Organization, Worrying, Future]

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Dissociative Identity Disorder, By Quiet Storm

- It is often seen as a social norm for children to seek the comfort and protection of their favorite blanket or toy from the horrors occurring in front of them. In the article, I Have Dissociative Identity Disorder, written by Quiet Storm, Storm recalls both the physical and sexual abuse she had to endure which caused her to seek the help of multiple personalities to take her place during the pain while she hid deep beneath her consciousness. Her ability to become a successful nurse and social worker is an inspiring characteristic that I can empathize with, since her and I both share the intrinsic need to help others....   [tags: Dissociative identity disorder]

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The Quiet American

- "The Quiet American" How long can you sit on the fence and not get involved. How long before you're forced to choose sides. Thomas Fowler learns the answers to this dilemma the hard way. Fowler at the onset of our story, describes himself as being an objective observer, purposely not taking sides, just telling over the facts. "My fellow journalists called themselves correspondents; I preferred the title of reporter. I wrote what I saw, I took no action- even an opinion is a kind of action. (20)" He even goes to the extent of frequently using opium so as not to have an opinion about his own well being....   [tags: Graham Greene]

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The Quiet American

- The Quiet American The film The Quiet American takes place during the 1950’s in Vietnam. The movie illustrates the atmosphere of Vietnam previous to the Vietnam War and during the French occupation of the country. The main plot of the movie revolves around three characters: Fowler played by Michael Caine, Pyle played by Brendan Fraiser, and Phoung played by Do Thi Hai Yen. For the duration of the movie the three main characters are involved in a semi love triangle. This triangle and the emotions that the male characters feel towards Phoung begin to characterize the way they feel about the country of Vietnam itself....   [tags: Films Movies Vietnam War Essays]

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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]

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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 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]

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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]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The introductory paragraph of All Quiet on the Western Front states that the book’s purpose is “neither to be an accusation nor a confession.” Remarque never actually says that the book is not to condemn. In fact, that is exactly what All Quiet is--a condemnation. It is quite true that Remarque never accuses either side or makes any confession, but he does in fact condemn war altogether. In a critical response to All Quiet, Modris Eksteins says that “All Quiet was not a book about the events of the war--it was not a memoir--but an angry postwar statement about the effects of the war on the young generation that lived through it,” (Eksteins 336)....   [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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Canada: The Quiet Revolution in Quebec

- Canada: The Quiet Revolution in Quebec The English-French relations have not always been easy. Each is always arguing and accusing the other of wrong doings. All this hatred and differences started in the past, and this Quiet revolution, right after a new Liberal government led by Jean Lesage came in 1960. Thus was the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. Lesage had an excellent team of cabinet ministers which included Rene Levesque. The Liberals promised to do two things during the Quiet Revolution; one was to improve economic and social standards for the people of Quebec, and the other was to win greater respect and recognition for all the French people of Canada....   [tags: Canadian Canada History]

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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

- 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]

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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]

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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

- 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]

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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]

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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

- "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 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]

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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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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]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- 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

- 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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All Quiet on the Western Front

- In the words of Otto Von Bismarck, “Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.” Many of the preceding war novels to All Quiet on the Western Front, misrepresented or overlooked the anguish of war, in favor of more resplendent ideals such as glory, honor, or nationalism. The predominant issue of All Quiet on the Western Front is the terrible atrocities of war. The reality that is portrayed in the novel is that there was no glory or honor in this war, only a fierce barbarity that actually transformed the nature of human existence into irreparable, endless affliction, destroying the soldiers long before their dea...   [tags: essays research 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 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 Town is Quiet by Guediguian

- The Town is Quiet by Guediguian The Town is Quiet takes a myriad of intertwined characters and subplots, tying them together to convey Guediguian's critique of disparities between race, political views, and social standings in Marseilles. Guediguian takes an underlying existentialist perspective on life in this movie, showing that no matter how hard one tries there is no hope in avoiding their ultimate fate, death. The overall tone of the film is quite grim with the main protagonist Michele living a life in which she works long hours at a local fish-market and then comes home to her drunkard husband and junkie daughter....   [tags: Movie Film]

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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, 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

- 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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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

- 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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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 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

- 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

- 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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The Quiet American- Film and Novel

- Philip Noyce's adaptation of Graham Greene's novel The Quiet American to film was a large success. It stayed true to the script, and kept the basic essence of the characters; pulling them from the pages of the book and creating them visually into marvels on screen. The earlier film made on the book was made in 1958 by Joseph Mankiewicz. Fowler was played by Michael Redgrave, with Audie Murphy as Pyle. This version was forced to reverse Greene's political stand taken in the book however, meaning it had no-where near as much impact as Noyce's production....   [tags: Film Movie Novel Compare Contrast]

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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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Hitler's banning of All Quiet on the Western Front

- Is it possible that an item as diminutive and seemingly unimportant as a novel could dig deep within one’s soul and create passionate feelings that are in juxtaposition with those described in the novel. Adolf Hitler portrayed this belief when he banned the selling of Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front just prior to WWII. The novel, written by a German soldier during WWI, detailed his account of the war including the horrors of trench warfare, the lack of nutrition, and the other daily struggles he and his fellow soldiers endured....   [tags: Censorship]

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The Quiet Revolution and its Negative Impact on Quebec

- In Canadian history, nationalism and sovereignty tend to be common themes prevalent since Confederation. A well-known example of this in Quebec was during the Quiet Revolution which strengthened the need for change through Premier Lesage’s reforms and in turn, developed a strong sense of nationalism in Quebec. In contrast to beliefs that the rapid modernization of the Quiet Revolution had a positive impact on Quebec, it rather had a negative impact on Quebec and its citizens and identity. The three consequences which arose in Quebec as a result of the revolution are the encouragement of separatism, the elimination of traditional values and roles and the establishment of powerful bureaucratic...   [tags: nationalism, Duplessis system]

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`` All Quiet On The Western Front `` By Erich Remarque

- Things do not happen without reason; including what people say and do. Events in history instigates a ,“domino effect”, of events and ideas. For example, a world war causes ripples in the fate of generations to come. Last names erased from family trees, governments toppled and regimes started. All Quiet on the Western Front, an anti-war novel, written and published after World war one, shows the unique dehumanizing aspect of the new strategy of war; trench warfare. Remarque wrote this novel in order to bring attention to the affects and horrors of war, however, he didn’t just decide to write it because of a war....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Adolf Hitler]

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Graham Green's The Quiet American

- Graham Green's The Quiet American The Quiet American by Graham Green is a story set during the Vietnam War before the United States became involved. The main character is Thomas Fowler, an English Reporter stationed in Vietnam. The story follows approximately six months of his life where he is faced with personal, professional, and ethical trials. The story also follows closely, the lives of two close friends, Pyle and Phuong. Each of the three main characters are from a different country, and they were used to represent it....   [tags: Graham Green Vietnam War Essays]

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Discrimination That Lives Today Society Today

- Discrimination that Lives in Society Today Every Homosapien’s structure is uniquely made by God starting with our biological features. Due to this, there is discrimination in life today. It is related to ignorance that the world has taught their offsprings. The most common forms of discrimination in society are age, racial, and religious. Age discrimination is usually found in the workplace with the elderly people. Society justifies their actions through the argument that the elderly need to give up their positions for younger people; this type of discrimination is known as ageism....   [tags: Racism, Discrimination, Ageism, Old age]

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All Quiet on the Western Front: Youth at War

- All Quiet on the Western Front: The Youth at War Lost: unable to find one’s way; gone, no longer in existence; confused; destroyed; lacking morals, or spiritual hope; forlorn.(Encarta Dictionary) The word lost takes on a whole new, three-dimensional meaning when used to describe a generation of young soldiers in Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. This fictional account of the First World War traces its effects on the protagonist, Paul Baumer, and his German comrades....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Erich Maria Remarque]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- Through the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, novelist Erich Maria Remarque provides a commentary on the dehumanizing tendencies of warfare. Remarque continuously references the soldiers at war losing all sense of humanity. The soldiers enter the war levelheaded, but upon reaching the front, their mentality changes drastically: “[they] march up, moody or good tempered soldiers – [they] reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals” (Remarque 56). This animal instinct is essential to their survival....   [tags: warefare, soldiers, humanity]

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Animal Abuse: The Quiet Epidemic

- The Quiet Epidemic Animal abuse is a quiet epidemic that is spreading throughout the world. The amount of animal abuse is growing and we must do something to stop it. Animal abuse is not putting a choke collar on a dog to keep it from biting an individual; it is not killing an animal for food. Animal abuse is the knowing or intentional "(1) tortures or serious overworks [of] an animal"; the "(2) failing unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in his custody; kills, injures, or administers poison to an animal; [or] (6) causes one animal to fight with another" (Title 3)....   [tags: Sociology]

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Commentary on All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque

- All Quiet On the Western Front is a war story that features a young man who is serving in World War 1. It describes what he had witnessed during his portion of time spent there, and what happened around him. The author’s purpose in writing this book is to notify the readers of the hardships and miseries of World War 1. He attempts to inform the readers of what the lives of the men serving as soldiers during the war was like during that time. Erich Remarque, the author, gives a great deal of details and stories to style the sufferings and miseries of the way....   [tags: WWI, Soldier]

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The Powerful Conclusion of "All Quiet on the Western Front"

- The ending to Erich Maria Remarque’s book, All Quiet on the Western Front is a very convincing and logical ending that connects every end together and ties together with the main themes of the book: the horrors of war, the fragility of human life, and the effect of war on the soldier.. It also ties together the events of the book, and presents us with a brilliant ending that is convincing and believable in light of what we have already seen illustrated. The ending to All Quiet on the Western Front manages to tie in and include elements from at least three major themes in the book, that is, the horrors of war, the fragility of human life, and the effect of war on the soldier.....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque, English Literature]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- It’s always interesting to see what other people have to say concerning a book one has read personally. Sometimes it is so disappointing because a story may have meant the world, but the reviewer or the critical writer rips it apart heartlessly. Or, as one may hope, the reviewer enjoyed each bit of the tale as much as was possible. Of course the reality and purpose of a critique is to demonstrate whether the author was successful in his/her goal to create a widely-read piece, a moving piece, or a well written piece to be added to one’s collector items....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- ... The dirty thing about war is that in order for it to be fought, men have to fight, suffer, and possibly lose their lives. Most would not knowingly walk into a suicidal mission, and therefore they must be lured in, as Kantorek lured his students. His wise phrases romanticised what the young men would face, but nonetheless, they enlisted. These words would obviously have been countered by a book like All Quiet on the Western Front, and so inhibiting those who wish to access it during wartime would be essential to inspiring individuals to take up arms....   [tags: propaganda, world war I and II, kantorek]

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All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- There are two novels that were written on the personal perspective of two common soldiers in the war to end all wars, World War I. Both novels reflect on the personal experiences as the two adversary are faced with frontline service, both ordinary soldiers, one German, the other American. Both reflect upon the horrors witnessed by trench warfare and fond memories at home. All Quiet on the Western Front is considered to be one of the greatest war novels of all time by author Erich Maria Remarque....   [tags: World War I, Trench warfare, World War II]

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Experiences of War: All Quiet on the Western Front

- Experiences of War World War I was a time of despair, rivalry, and hatred between a number of countries due to not one, but many reasons. The experiences people had during World War I were gruesome and not something they would ever want to happen again. Unfortunately the event of a Second World War broke out after the first one ended. Every soldier’s nightmare was to fight this battle for a second time. There were many underlying causes to the war and upon hearing and realizing how bad of a time it was through what people went through, it was a horrific time for everyone who experienced it including Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Britian, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan....   [tags: Eric Maria Remarche novel analysis]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarche

- In the novel, “All Quiet on The Western Front”, by Erich Maria Remarque, the author expresses his outlooks through the main character, Paul. Paul, also being the narrator, describes all the physical and emotional experiences of battling World War I. When Paul and a few of his classmates enlist in the war, they are enthusiastic because they believe that what they will be doing is purely about honor. However, throughout the novel, Paul and his friends begin to realize that it is actually about terror and grief....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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All Quiet in the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- ... Both novels display the harsh effects that war can have on a soldier. Soldier suffer emotional and physical effects that cause the transformation to becoming animals, and losing humanity within themselves. In All Quiet in the Western Front, a major role displayed from Paul is the traumatizing effects that come from experiencing death. To begin, Paul voluntarily joins by being seduced from nationalist ideas. Not thinking of the real effects and consequences that may occur but rather joining for the idea of heroism....   [tags: battles, struggle, nationalistic ideas]

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All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Remarque

- Fear, an emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat, a feeling that no one wants to go through on a serious level. Imagine suddenly waking up to the sounds of gunshots and bombs without warning or constantly being surrounded by formidable men bearing guns. These experiences were not unusual for Ishmael Beah, the author of the book A Long Way Gone, and Paul Baumer, the protagonist of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque. Both books are based off a war; however, All Quiet on the Western Front is based off Paul’s involvement in WWI and A Long Way Gone is about Ishmael’s exposure to the civil war within Sierra Leone....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Mattru Jong, Erich Maria Remarque]

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Kantorek's Influence on the Characters in All Quiet on the Western Front

- Kantorek, the former school master of many of the novel's characters, is described as “a stern little man”, and although his physical presence is of little consequence to the novel’s development his actions influence many of the characters in their thoughts and actions. His fiery and impassioned speeches to his class influenced all of them to join the army, leading to their inevitable dooms. The ideas he preached on nationalism and one’s duty to his country were a glorious mask for the true, atrocious nature of war....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Literary Analysis]

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The, All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- In a deep, muddy trench, a lone soldier lies, a silver bullet embedded in his abdomen. He clutches his side, screaming in pain, crying for help -- but no one is listening. The sky slowly darkens, and his voice becomes no more than a faint rasping, until it fades into nothingness. Millions of soldiers found themselves in similar situations during World War I, also known as the Great War, which involved multiple European powers; most notably, Germany, France, Britain, and Russia. Written from the perspective of Paul Baumer, a 19-year-old German soldier, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque follows his journey as he is thrown into the chaos of World War I....   [tags: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, World War I]

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