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All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- German author Erich Maria Remarque, known for his novel ' 'All Quiet on the Western Front ' ', was a famous author who wrote several novels, short stories, and screenplays. At the end of this lesson, you will have some background information about Remarque who not only wrote great literature, but also fought in World War I with Adolf Hitler. !!!Biography Erich Maria Remarque was born on June 22, 1898 in Osnabruck, Germany and died on September 25, 1970 at the age of 72. In his middle teen years, Remarque began writing essays, poems, and a novel that wouldn 't be published until 1920....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Erich Maria Remarque]

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All Very, The Western Front, By Erich Maria Remarque

- In Erich Maria Remarque’s, “ All Quite In The Western front”, he tells a story about a young man, Paul Baumer, and his classmates, Leer, Müller, and Kropp, who voluntarily enlisted in the German army during World War I. They chose to enlist voluntarily after their teacher, Kantorek, made a very inspiring patriotic speech. But after a few weeks they regretted their choice. The barbaric training and the life in the front brought constant mental and physical terrors to the life of these soldiers. They no longer believed in the ideals of nationalism and patriotism that the teacher’s speech had inspired in them....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Erich Maria Remarque]

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The Road Back By Erich Maria Remarque

- I write to you in effort to bring to your attention a novel that I believe will, in its reprint, aid a great number of students in their efforts to better understand the history of World War I. The Road Back, was written by Erich Maria Remarque, and originally published in 1931 by Random House Trade Paperbacks in New York. The book was mildly successful, but its spotlight was dimmed by its prequel All Quiet on the Western Front, I believe it can draw monumental success in its revival, but only with the assistance of you and your company....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Ottoman Empire]

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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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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- What is irony. Irony is a figure of speech in which the intended meaning is actually the opposite of what is expressed by the words the author used. This technique is used to ridicule or mock a particular subject by expressing laudatory remarks, but implying contempt and denigration. There are several examples of irony in the novel _All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_ by Erich Maria Remarque, a realistic, yet fabricated account of a soldier's experience in an international war. The lighthearted irony quickly transitions into dark satire with the use of dramatic irony, the setting, and situational irony to mock the glorification of war and introduce reality....   [tags: story analysis]

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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

- In the novel All quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque one of the major themes he illustrates is the effects of war on a soldier 's humanity. Paul the protagonist is a German soldier who is forced into war with his comrades that go through dehumanizing violence. War is a very horrid situation that causes soldiers like Paul to lose their innocence by stripping them from happiness and joy in life. The symbols Remarque uses to enhance this theme is Paul 's books and the potato pancakes to depict the great scar war has seared on him taking all his connections to life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Emotion, Feeling, Life]

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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 Maria Remarque

- World War I started with many unresolved conflicts, but there was not one single event that sparked the beginning of the war. Countries involved in the war had different reasons for entering, like France who joined because of the war with Belgium and allied with Russia and Great Britain.Germany had then allied with Austria-Hungary, Italy and the Ottoman Empire. Although, one of the most important events that led the path to the war would be the Serbian War between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. THis war was started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand....   [tags: World War II, World War I]

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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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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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All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

- World War I was a very deadly war with over 100 million human casualties(deaths plus injured). Therefore war is a very transformative event for humanity, because it always affects individuals, societies, and even the world in a pessimistic way. In the novel “All Quiet on the western front” by Erich Maria Remarque paul the protagonist just stabbed a french soldier that jumped into the same hole as paul because, they were under fire and is regretting it when he said, ¨Comrade I did not want to kill you....   [tags: World War I, World War II, KILL, Human]

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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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The Horrors of War: Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On the Western Front

- War, it is one of the most sickening, terrifying and downright gruesome events that have happened throughout history. One of the most devastating wars of all time would be that of the First World War. Trench Warfare became the main method of fighting and basically became a living hell for those who fought. The grime, dead bodies piling up, rats that thrived in the pits, disease, malnutrition, and just unbearable conditions, the trenches basically became a hell on Earth. The novel All Quiet on the Western Front, which was written by Erich Maria Remarque, provides almost a journal into the center of these conditions, exploring just how dark and depressing they were....   [tags: first world war, dark, depressing conditions]

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Loss of Innocence in All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

- They are many ways to approach a conflict in order to find a resolution. For minimal actions people are often willing to talk about it, but for major actions the solutions to those problems are usually acted out by violence thus, the creation of war. For many centuries countries have been going to war over disagreements. However, it is not any type of disagreements; it is usually about the political beliefs of certain countries. In fact, World War 1 was caused by the disagreements of the European countries in power which were Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front]

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Commentary on Erich Maria Remarque´s All Quiet in the Western Front

- In “all quite on western front,” Erich Maria Remarque tells the a story of six young German men who volunteer in World War I, at the age of eighteen. This novel was published in 1929. Remarque himself fought in World War I, but he only endured one month after obtaining of several injuries. He spent rest of the war in the hospital where he had some realization about the nature of war. This novel is told from the point of view on one young soldier named, Paul Baumer. Baumer is an attentive soldier, discloses how life really was really on the war front....   [tags: World War I, Death, Soldiers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque: The Brutality of War on Soldiers

- Erich Maria Remarque’s classic novel All Quiet on the Western Front is based on World War I; it portrays themes involving suffering, comradeship, chance and dehumanization. The novel is narrated by Paul, a young soldier in the German military, who fights on the western front during The Great War. Like many German soldiers, Paul and his fellow friends join the war after listening to the patriotic language of the older generation and particularly Kantorek, a high school history teacher. After being exposed to unbelievable scenes on the front, Paul and his fellow friends realize that war is not as glorifying and heroic as the older generation has made it sound....   [tags: the great war, german soldiers, suffering]

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The Futility of War: an Analysis of Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western

- Front Stories of wars and the resulting victories are usually told in highly embellished narratives that seek to cover the grim realities of war as much as they aim to whip up popular emotion in order to ensure support for any future wars among the masses. However, war, by its very nature, is neither desirable nor its outcome praiseworthy. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front lays bare the gritty, gruesome and ultimately self-defeating nature of wars. As Paul Baumer and his soldier comrades enlist and join the Germany Army in order to defeat the enemy, they themselves are slowly vanquished, first psychologically and finally physically through death....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Paul´s Death in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- ... Very few soldiers on the front made it out alive, and Paul Bauman was no different. In Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul’s fate of death is decided by the beginning due to the physical and mental dangers. The physical dangers of the war made sure that it was nearly impossible for soldiers to make it out of the war alive. The battlefield was fraught with many dangers and the jaws of death were just lurking around the corner for many of the soldiers. What made it almost certain that Paul what be killed before the war ended was the sheer number of ways that could terminate the life of a soldier....   [tags: trails, tribulations, dangers, death]

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Betrayal is the Truth in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- ... Educators like Kantorek betrayed the image that their students had for them once they came face-to-face with the reality of war. These students “find in the first terrifying, disillusioning moments at the front that they are neither “iron” nor they any longer youth” as their teachers described them before the war (Warner). Teachers, in their ignorance, spoke easily about the war believing they understood it better than the soldiers. Claims of understanding the war as a 'whole' were part of the older generation's rationale....   [tags: soldiers, comrades, war]

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All Quite on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- Away from the front lines, soldiers are perceived and act as individuals, however, when pulled to the front, they come together creating and inseparable bond of camaraderie. Remarque’s All Quite on the Western Front illustrates the true content of war. The soldiers of the front lines fought with a common purpose, putting aside other desires and denying personal needs, creating a flagrant bond of camaraderie. Through this camaraderie Paul Baumer finds life on the front lines bearable, as we see in the relationships the soldiers share....   [tags: war, death, ]

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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

- 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 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 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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All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

- “All Quiet on the Western Front” is a novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. It is a war novel that tells the story of a young man and his experiences in combat during World War I. The title of the novel roots from a phrase used to describe the silence between shellings and infantry attacks during the battles fought on the western front ( Text, 895 ). Although World War I was a very real event, the testaments of the main character in “All Quiet on the Western Front” is purely fictional, but they are based on the accounts of veterans of the war....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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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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The Courage and Strength in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- The Courage and Strength in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque As I enter my last week as a twenty-year-old, I find myself nostalgically looking back on the past two decades while wondering what life has in store for me over the next two. Where will I be in twenty years. What will I have accomplished. Where will I be living. Will I be married. Have chil… wait a minute, no, that one will have to wait a few more years. These questions have all passed through my mind at one point or another over the last few weeks, but I realize that they are really quite a luxury....   [tags: All Quiet Western Front Remarque Essays]

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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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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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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 - Film Versus Novel

- “All Quiet on the Western Front” is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, published in 1928 about Paul Baumer, a 19 year old student, who is persuaded by his schoolmaster to join the Imperial German Army. He goes to the western front where he and his comrades witnesses the horror and brutality of war through a series of deadly, meaningless battles that left an entire generation traumatized. The book was adapted to a movie in 1930 as well as 1979. Having recently viewed the latter, I would strongly recommend that anyone read the novel rather than watch the 1979 film....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque, film adaptation]

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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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Commentary Regarding American Edition of Erich Maria Remarque´s All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet On the Western Front By 1929, the example of Remarque's altered text of All Quiet on the Western Front, as Hemingway pointed out, gave further proof of greater intolerance in America than in England. Aldington's experience with Death of a Hero, however, would prove the exception. This war novel is actually an anti-war novel, tracing the lives and losses of a young group of soldiers caught in the brutality of World War I. Gripping, realistic, and searing with a vision inconsistent with post-war German character, this book caused Remarque to receive death threats and to leave Germany to live and work in Hollywood....   [tags: World War I, Soldiers]

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Camaraderie in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- Between the years of 1914 to 1918, the whole of Europe was locked in arms, not only for pride but mostly for survival. The years of war brought devastation upon all societies. Men were massacred in droves, food stuff dwindled, and at times an end seemed non-existent. The foundation of the first Great War, one can muse, began as a nationalistic race between rival nations. By the onset of 1914, once the Archduke Frendinad had been assassinated in Saravejo, the march for war became not just a nationalistic opinion, but now a frenzy to fight....   [tags: World War 1, Germany]

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Intimate Relationship in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- ... Early in the book, the soldiers lose trust in the generation before them, and channel this anger at their fathers and school teacher, Kantorek. “We had to recognize that our generation was more trusted than theirs. They surpassed us only in phrases and cleverness.” This left them feeling isolated, and in part led to the term “the Lost Generation.” As the war is nearing Armistice, the situation grows bleak for any remaining soldiers, including Paul. He notes near the end that, “We [the soldiers] are little flames poorly sheltered by frail walls against the storm of dissolution and madness, in which we flicker and sometimes almost go out.” This quote describes how the soldiers have been me...   [tags: german soldiers, education]

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Commentary on All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- All Quiet on the Western Front is about men going on a very difficult battle. The battle that they go through is World War I. These men volunteered to fight in the war, but they didn’t expect it to be this hard. They face many hardships, including food. Food is hard to find during this time and in this part of the war. Many people died, and the ones that survived had to witness their friends that they met die. Some people in war do not die, but they are seriously injured. These men must face big complications during war, and this book helps show readers how life was like during World War I....   [tags: World War I, Weapons, Death]

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A Deconstruction of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- A Deconstruction of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front The young soldiers depicted in Erich Maria Remarque's text All Quiet on the Western Front represent a generation without precedent, constancy, or forethought. The men, answering their elders' calls to become national heroes, have lost their innocence on the battlefield and remain forever altered in belief and spirit. Remarque contrasts the cold realities of war in the present to the tranquility of the past in order to illustrate the psychological transformation of the men stationed on the frontlines....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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Importance of Life Revealed in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- Importance of Life Revealed in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front     Erich Maria Remarque's classic war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, deals with the many ways in which World War I affected people's lives, both the lives of soldiers on the front lines and the lives of people on the homefront. One of the most profound effects the war had was the way it made the soldiers see human life. Constant killing and death became a part of a soldier's daily life, and soldiers fighting on all sides of the war became accustomed to it....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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Horror of War Exposed in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- Horror of War Exposed in Erich Maria Remarque's 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 has an idealistic and romantic character.  The story centers on Paul Baümer, who enlists in the German army with glowing enthusiasm.  In the course of war, though, he is consumed by it and in the end is "weary, broken, burnt out, rootless, and without hope"  (Remarque pa...   [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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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

- "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

- 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 by Maria Erich Remarque

- Away from the front lines, soldiers are perceived and act as individuals, however when pulled to the front, they come together creating and inseparable bond of camaraderie. Remarque’s All Quite on the Western Front illustrates the true content of war. The soldiers of the front lines fought with a common purpose, putting aside other desires and dining personal needs which created an in ignorable bond of camaraderie making life on the front lines bearable. This is particularly portrayed in Paul’s relationship to other soldiers....   [tags: paul, soldiers, world war II]

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Literary Analysis of Erich Maria Remarque´s Novel: All Quiet on the Western Front

- Remarque opens this passage by introducing “the juniper and the birch trees on the moor” as Paul practices drill at the training camp (188). Detailing his daily routine at the camp, he states that "it is bearable if one expects nothing better" (187). That is to say that only someone inexperienced with these drills, and war, would expect even a small amount of leniency. Especially at the camp where the notoriously cruel Himmelstoss "gave Tjaden his education" no soldier would expect a good time (187)....   [tags: World War I, Soldiers]

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Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front – An Accurate Description of the Honors and H

- Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front – An Accurate Description of the Honors and Horrors of War Ellen Glasgow said, "Violence commands both literature and life.” Violence commands Erich Maria Remarque’s literature in his novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Remarque accurately depicts both the physical and mental repercussions of war. All Quiet on the Western Front should be read by all members of the Armed Forces for several reasons. First, the novel describes in detail the worst case scenarios associated with war....   [tags: All Quiet Western Front]

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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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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

- 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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- 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 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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War : A State Of Conflict Between Societies

- War can be defined as “A state of conflict between societies”. It was stated by Richard Gabriel “Nations customarily measure the 'costs of war ' in dollars, lost production, or the soldiers killed or wounded; rarely do military establishments attempt to measure the costs of war in terms of individual human suffering.” In counter position – one may personally define war as the human suffering from conscious decisions of countries. The implications of war are conveyed through numerous characters, triggering flashbacks of events that affect the psychological state of the soldiers....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Erich Maria Remarque]

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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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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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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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Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist

- Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist The First World War was a horrible experience for all sides involved, no one was immune to the effects of this global conflict, and each country was changed in many ways. Erich Maria Remarque was drafted into World War I at age 18. In 1929 Remarque’s first book All Quiet on the Western Front was published. Throughout the book, the death and destruction caused by battle is clearly shown. Remarque's novel is a statement against war, focusing dramatically on the extreme effects of war on the humanity of soldiers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Unglamorous Side of War Depicted in Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- Why does the world need to kill two million men just because two countries can’t agree with each other. War is devastating to countries and most indefinitely to individuals and soldiers. A war can ruin families, friendships, education, economy, and the minds of innocent people. Most young men, who were just approaching manhood, were pulled of their innocence of childhood, and thrown into a world of rage and destruction. Soldiers that luckily survive a horrific war often find their lives turned completely upside down since they enlisted, and sometimes it is just impossible to forget the vicious past and start over again as a civilian....   [tags: Romanticizing War, War Novels]

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Saki'’s The Interlopers, Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, and Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- A Light at the End of the Tunnel The three powerful stories including Saki’s “The Interlopers”, Erich Maria Remarque’s, All Quiet on the Western Front, and John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, portray the impact that friendship and companionship, or the absence of it, can have. Hector Hugh Munro, better known as Saki, was born in Burma while it was under the control of the British Empire. Near the beginning of World War I, Munro was enlisted into the 2nd King Edward’s Horse as a trooper at the age of 43....   [tags: three powerful stories]

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Expression of the Opposing Sides in All Quiet On The Western Front by Remarque and Generals Die in Bed by Harrison

- ... The experience of warfare in trenches takes on distinct animation as readers identify with the predicament of the youthful soldiers. It’s written in a blunt documentary style. With its raw and powerful prose, the insanity and destructive brutality of war is shown so realistically that reader start to question the meaning of truth, heroism, God and Devil. From day one, he’s surrounded by mud and fear, lice and rats, chance and death. Artillery whistles down without notice or invitation. Boys cry out for their mothers....   [tags: war, violence, death]

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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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Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

- Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front      “I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another (263).” Powerful changes result from horrifying experiences. Paul Baumer, the protagonists of Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front utters these words signifying the loss of his humanity and the reduction to a numbed creature, devoid of emotion....   [tags: Remarque Quiet Western Front Essays]

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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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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 Soldier's True Enemy in Erich Remarque’s "All Quiet on the Western Front"

- Who or what is a soldier’s true enemy. Is it the appalling conditions he must endure. Figures of authority abusing their power. Or is it perhaps even the fear of death itself. These are the questions raised in Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front as he voices his own experiences as a soldier fighting for the Germans in World War One through his narrator Paul Baumer. Despite the fact the soldiers have received expert training when they enlisted in the army they struggle to fight their most basic instinct, to survive....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Remarque is a novel dealing with one young mans transformation from an average person into a hardened man that eventually turns away from the society that he once was a part of. Remarque wrote this novel to emphasize the disorder and chaos that is created in war. This sense of disorder was felt within the soldiers as well as the civilians that have no part in the fighting. Civilians often had a glamorous portrayal of war that was preached to many but it soon became a harsh reality, the horror for the many that saw it....   [tags: Papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front: Destroying a Generation of Men

- All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Remarque, is a classic anti-war novel about the personal struggles and experiences encountered by a group of young German soldiers as they fight to survive the horrors of World War One. Remarque demonstrates, through the eyes of Paul Baumer, a young German soldier, how the war destroyed an entire generation of men by making them incapable of reintegrating into society because they could no longer relate to older generations, only to fellow soldiers. Paul believed the older generation "...ought to be mediators and guides to the world......   [tags: Erich Remarque]

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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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- Analysis and Comparison World War 1 was an important part of history as it showed what could happen when people mishandle power. Thus it is important for humans to learn from the past, so history does not repeat it self. Post World War 1 many people were unsure what to do next and needed guidance to move forward. Leaders, Politian and writers such as Woodrow Wilson, George Clemenceau, V.I. Lenin, Paul Valery, Erich Maria, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Kurt G.W. Ludecke expressed their feelings to the world and how we can move forward....   [tags: World War I, Fascism, World War II]

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Experience of World War One Portrayed by Siegfried Sassoon and Erich Remarque

- Whilst patriotism and romanticism initially called men to war in 1914, by 1918 the idealism soon changed with the reality of trench warfare. Soldiers from across Europe, and indeed the world, first entered World War One with innocent enthusiasm. The expectations of the young men who joined, however, were shaped by the culture of age. It was the romantic mood of the time which essentially reinforced the hope that war would be won in honorable battle and ‘be over by Christmas’. These expectations were far from reality....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Erich Fromm 's Escape From Freedom

- When analyzing the first half of the book “Escape from Freedom” written by Erich Fromm, I gained quite a diverse perspective towards how individuals have become constructed throughout history. Fromm had summarized, humans cannot live in freedom without consequence. Furthering this, I was able to connect similarities between Fromm’s thesis and how a man such as Adolf Hitler, came into power. With such bold statements regarding the psychology of human nature, I have both positive thoughts as well as, some opposing thoughts towards his main idea....   [tags: Sociology, Individualism, Individual, Erich Fromm]

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The Dark Heart of Man, The Cold Heart of the Machine

- “The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.” – Ernest Hemingway. This is a seemingly simple and inarguable statement, but this sadly may not be the fate of a literary character. William Golding and Erich Maria Remarque’s young protagonists in The Lord of the Flies and All Quiet on the Western Front lose hope, identity and innocence in a Fall that is characteristic of novels that investigate the human capacity for evil in war and murder. Golding’s Ralph suffers in seeing his peers succumb to the heart of darkness without reason, explanation or redemption, whereas Remarque’s Paul is destroyed at the hands of politicians, teachers, parents and...   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Destruction of Man by War

- “I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another” (Erich Maria Remarque). 1914 and the barbaric, brutal World War 1 has just began. Young, adolescent men face the life changing war, molding them to become, no longer an average civilian, yet a man fighting for the safety of his own self....   [tags: world war i, death, soldier]

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- The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, written by Alistair Horne, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, and the many letters written by soldiers give several different and similar views of World War 1. The letters written by the soldiers talk about his or her individual problems and how they miss and love his or her families. In The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, Alistair Horne writes day to day stories about the Battle of Verdun and of soldiers discussing his or her feelings at that point....   [tags: World War 1 I One]

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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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