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Peace and Calm in Today Will Be A Quiet Day

- Peace and Calm in Today Will Be A Quiet Day      It seems that everyone thinks that all disaster has struck in Amy Hempel’s "Today Will Be A Quiet Day." I disagree. I think that everything might seem to be going bad, but when the day is over the children’s father realizes that everything is absolutely fine. The situations in the beginning of the story lead you to believe that the story will be depressing. But throughout the story I pick up little hints that this day was exactly what everybody needed: to get away from everything....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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A Family in Turmoil in Today Will Be A Quiet Day

- A Family in Turmoil in Today Will Be A Quiet Day      In Amy Hempel’s story, "Today Will Be A Quiet Day," a father takes the day off to spend time with his two children at a place called "Petaluma." The title suggests that this day was one of calmness and relaxation, but in reality the title should be " A Family in Turmoil." Throughout the trip, the children argue, complain, and bicker which seems to suggest that the day is rather depressing and quite humbling for the father (Baker 170). The father’s good intentions for quality family time failed....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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The Terminal Tale of Today Will Be A Quiet Day

- The Terminal Tale of Today Will Be A Quiet Day        After reading "Today Will Be A Quiet Day" by Amy Hemple, I had an eerie feeling that something bad was going on behind the scenes. I feel that the father has a terminal disease and he wants to happily live out the last few days of his life. I think that there is conclusive evidence that "Today Will Be A Quiet Day" is not a happy story, but in fact a sad one. First of all, death plays a huge role in this story. Death is brought up so many times in this story one can only conclude that there is some kind of foreshadowing going on....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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A Happier Tomorrow in Today Will Be a Quiet Day

- A Happier Tomorrow in Today Will Be a Quiet Day      In the story "Today Will Be a Quiet Day" written by Amy Hempel, one may be inclined to believe that there is a tone of depression or sadness among the father and the two children. This is shown in the opening sentence, while the three are stalled in traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge. The boy states, "I think if the quake hit now the bridge would collapse and the ramps would be left" (Hempel 1202). We also learn that the boy had a best friend who committed suicide about a year before....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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The Uplifting Tale of Today Will Be a Quiet Day

- The Uplifting Tale of Today Will Be a Quiet Day        Some readers see death, but when I read the story "Today Will Be a Quiet Day" by Amy Hempel, I find it to be a light hearted, first-hand account of people coping with transition. Even its location in the table of contents under the heading "Childhood and Adolescent" (Barnet), implies that the story is not about death at all. A newly defined family, one man, a boy and a girl, is faced with the aftermath of divorce and explore among themselves the intricacies of life....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essay: Paul's Facade

- Paul's Facade in All Quiet on the Western Front In Erich Maria Remarque's novel All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Baumer paints a vivid picture of the horrors of war. Many of these horrors are purely physical, such as the constant bombardments and gunshots whizzing overhead. But along with these physical horrors come mental and emotional ones. Chief among these is the "war mindset" that the soldier must acquire in order to survive war. The essence of this mindset is the total disregard for human life, and with it, human beliefs and customs....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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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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The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan

- The novel, The Raging Quiet, written by Sherryl Jordan, portrays the ignorance, suspicion, and prejudice that people feels towards other individuals who have done nothing wrong except for committing an unforgivable crime of being different than the rest of the society. Upon arriving in Torcurra, the protagonist, Marnie, finds herself an outsider in this remote seaside village. Alone in this place filled with unwelcoming villagers, Marnie befriends with two other people, a local priest and a madman named Raven....   [tags: Jordan Raging Quiet Book Review]

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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 Eric Maria Remarque

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

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All 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 - A Book Review

- All Quiet on the Western Front - A Book Review Professor’s Comments: This is a good example of a book review typically required in history classes. It is unbiased and thoughtful. The Student explains the book and the time in which it was written in great detail, without retelling the entire story… a pitfall that many first time reviewers may experience. All Quiet on the Western Front is the story of Paul Baumer’s service as a soldier in the German army during World War I. Paul and his classmates enlist together, share experiences together, grow together, share disillusionment over the loss of their youth, and the friends even experience the horrors of death-- together....   [tags: All Quiet Western Front]

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Free Essays on All’s Quiet on the Western Front

- All’s Quiet on the Western Front Lewis Milestone’s “All’s Quiet on the Western Front”, based on Erich Remarque’s novel, is an incredibly disturbing and effective anti-war film. The grainy black and white film is still not outdated and carries a breathtaking initial impact. The prologue that introduces the film gives its anti-war intentions immediately and beautifully. “This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet On The Western Front 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 and the Horrors of War

- The Horrors of War Throughout their lives, people must deal with the horrific and violent side of humanity. The side of humanity is shown through the act of war. This is shown in Erich Remarque’s novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front”. War is by far the most horrible thing that the human race has to go through. The participants in the war suffer irreversible damage by the atrocities they witness and the things they go through. One of the worst things about war is the severity of carnage that it bestows upon mankind....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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The Cause of Death in All Quiet on the Western Front

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

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

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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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Be Quiet

- Bible critics assert that the beloved apostle Paul was a male chauvinist. One might inquire, “How do they support such a claim?” Critics of the sacred writings often flee to 1st Corinthians 14:34-35 to buttress their accusations of apostolic misogyny citing Paul’s infamous command, “The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.” Let us employ some excellent, fundamental, Bible study techniques to determine the meaning of Paul’s words....   [tags: Bible Critics]

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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I Had The Privilege Of Volunteering At The Jewish Day Care Center

- I had the privilege of volunteering at the Jewish Day Care Center in Miami Beach. It is conveniently located down the street from where I live. I have been a South Beach resident for over 15 years and was not aware that such a facility existed. I recognize the nursing homes and extend rehabilitation care centers of my community, but was not aware of a “day care” facility for the elderly. The center organizes transportation for pick up and drops off service, to their customers. The patrons must be over 65 years of age and independently capable of feeding and taking care of their personal needs....   [tags: Day care, Childcare]

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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

- Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes brought by the war onto one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque’s protagonist, Paul Baumer, changes from a rather innocent romantic young man to a hardened and somewhat caustic veteran. The story also focuses on the lives of Baumer’s comrades. They all begin by patriotically marching off to join the army. However, their visions of the glories of war are soon swept away with horror as true friends die in the battlefield....   [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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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 Quiet American

- Lois T. Stover (2001), a prominent academic in the field of young adult literature, states that, "Good young adult literature deals with the themes and issues that mirror the concerns of society out of which it is produced.” Graham Greene's novel, The Quiet American, complexly reflects upon the role of bystanders in society, who resort to apathy in difficult circumstances which do not affect them. Through the character of Fowler, the novel demonstrates that no one can remain uninvolved because his or her morals or feelings will inevitably be impacted by events around them....   [tags: young adult readers, message]

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

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front The book, All Quiet on the Western Front, was a very shocking book because it shows the reader what World War I was like from a German soldier, Paul Baumer’s, point of view. The author, Erich Maria Remarque, is trying to get across to the reader that war is not a fun game. War is serious. If a soldier is in a battle, he is going to see some horrible sights. The author states that the battles that the soldiers faced were terrible. Paul Baumer had very close school friends....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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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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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 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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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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Our Day Out by Willy Russell

- Our Day Out by Willy Russell For our second module, we looked at the study of the play ‘Our Day Out’ by Willy Russell. The play is about a special needs class from Liverpool going on a day out to Wales, and the different dilemmas they put their teachers Mr. Briggs and Mrs. Kay through (like stealing animals from a zoo). We had to choose three key moments that we thought were the most important sections from the play and where we thought drama was built around. For us, the key characters in the story are Mr....   [tags: Special Needs Britain Our Day Out Essays]

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Literary Critique of All Quiet on the Western Front

- Literary Critique of All Quiet on the Western Front In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque illustrates the picture of World War I to the reader. This book is the story of Paul Baumer, who with his classmates recruits in the German Army of World War I. This anti-war novel is an excellent book because through the experiences of Paul Baumer, I am able to actually feel like I'm in the war. It is a very useful piece of literature, which increases the readers' knowledge on how the war affected the people at the time setting....   [tags: Papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet On The Wester Front. Fawcett Crest; New York. 1958 Glaser, Rollin O. All Quiet On The Western Front Notes. Cliffs Notes, Inc.; Lincoln, Nebraska. 1990 Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque was born in Osnabrück, Westphalia, Germany on June 22, 1898. Being that his father was a book binder by trade, Erich was brought up in a fairly poor household. That did not stop him from receiving a wonderful education at his local “gymnasium'; (equivalent to an elementary school), then proceeding onto the University of Münster....   [tags: essays research papers]

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ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

- ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT 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 World War I had a great effect on the lives of Paul Baumer and the young men of his generation. These boys’ lives were dramatically changed by the war, and “even though they may have escaped its shells, [they] were destroyed by the war” (preface). In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Baumer and the rest of his generation feel separated from the other men, lose their innocence, and experience comradeship as a result of the war....   [tags: essays papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet On the Western Front Born Erich Paul Remark (later changed to Remarque) on June 22, 1898, he grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Osnabruck in the province of Westphalia, Germany--a city in the northwest part of what is now West Germany. He adored his mother, Anna Maria, but was never close to his father, Peter. The First World War effectively shut him off from his sisters, Elfriede and Erna. Peter Remark, descended from a family that fled to Germany after the French Revolution, earned so little as a bookbinder that the family had to move 11 times between 1898 and 1912....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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

- Foreign Policy Book Review World War I took place in the early 1900's. The United States entered the war late, trying not to get involved with foreign affairs. In Erich Maria Remarque's WWI novel All Quiet on the Western Front, we see the war through the German point of view of a 19 year-old Paul Baumer. As more and more young German nationalists are brain-washed into battle, more and more lives are altered forever. Once in the war, the young soldiers realize that war isn't at all as glorious as they had believed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet on the western front

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

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- 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

- 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 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

- 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

- 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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Failure in Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust

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The Day Adventist Church On Albion Street

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The Day I forgot My Birthday

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The World Of The Day

- I am going to be brief, in the series of the events, which lead up to much of what remained of Humanity having to take shelter in very large underground bunkers scattered across the Globe. They are called the Iron Shields Protective Bunkers or Iron Shields for short, due to them having the shape of a shield. They are not exactly what you would call comfortable or your first choice for a place to spend the rest of your natural life (which is likely over 80 years, with all the wonders of medicine of the day.) But I am getting off the topic at hand....what was I saying again...Oh!!....   [tags: World War II, World War I]

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Attitude in All Quiet on the Western Front

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

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The Emotional Effects of War on Soldiers

- On the moon, a person needs to wear an astronaut suit, or they will die. The suit gives the person oxygen and protects them from space. While the suit is a physical guard for the astronaut, there are many mental guards and masks in society as well. A fairly normal person disgusted with the flaws of humanity, for example, may wear the mask of being antisocial to avoid other people. So a soldier uses a mental guard of indifference during wear and under duress. This is to protect himself from becoming mentally scarred from trauma he endures while fighting....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front]

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Extended Day Programs For Students With Learning Disabilities And Their Families

- Miriam School Specialty Areas Extended Day Program Miriam School’s special programs include the Extended Day Program, Field Trips, Art and Talent Festival, Graduation, and Service Projects. In keeping with the school’s mission, these special programs improve the quality of life for students with learning disabilities and their families through innovative and comprehensive programs. The Extended Day program is a service provided by the school Monday through Friday to those families whose children must arrive before the school day begins and/or cannot be picked up from school at or before 3:15 p.m....   [tags: Graduation, High school, Education]

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The Day I Wanted to Quit: A Personal Narrative

- Who can fight a lost battle. No one can...still we have to fight just like the Samurai...Who can die easily but cannot justify their Self respect. I had never believed in Destiny, Never believed in prayers, never believed in giving away my all only to a “Faith” that says "What ever has to happen will happen...” I have never quit... Until my Grandfather passed away... When he was ill, I always thought, how can I ever replace this man. How can I ever depend on somebody else. How can I share my innermost with someone....   [tags: collage, experiences]

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A Day At My Grandfather 's House On His Farm

- As adults, we often use the scientific method, or process of elimination to help explain things that we cannot. Although, as children, we immediately jumped to conclusions no matter how otherworldly or outrageous our explanation. Whether we believed the sound coming from your closet was some type of terrifying monster, or the old woman that paced the side-walk kidnapped children and turned them into soap, explanation was left to our imagination. I can remember quiet a few thoughts like this, but one in particular has always stood out....   [tags: Mind, Thought]

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Why Children Choose to Stay Quiet About Being Sexually Abused

- Starting from preschool, teachers and my parents have always taught me don’t talk to strangers. In elementary school, they would always send out papers about the nearest predators in your city and it always astounded me the amount of predators that were around my area. It almost felt like there predators on every street. In today’s society it amazes me how much life has change from then to now. Back in the day, you were able to leave your child playing outside for hours without you even checking on them, but in today’s society you can’t even have your child play outside for more than hour without you checking on them every half hour....   [tags: Abuse, Childhood, School]

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Themes in All Quiet on the Western Front by Enrich Maria Remarque

- The theme in a story is a message or lesson that the author wants the reader to take away when reading the story. These themes can teach the reader lessons, get points across or help them understand the book better. All Quiet On The Western Front displays the themes: the horrors and destruction of war and the effects on soldiers, sacrifice, loss of innocence, and friendship. Because All Quiet on the Western Front is about among soldiers fighting on the front lines of battle, one of its main focuses is the disastrous effect that war has on the soldiers who fight in it....   [tags: battle, fight, effect of wars]

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Comparison: All Quiet on the Western Front and The Red Badge of Courage

- The poet Wilfred Owen was one of many poets who were against war. He reflected this idea of anti-war in his poems, one of his poems called “Anthem for Doomed Youth”, mirrors most aspects of war all put together in this short still deep poem. An example of that would be when the speaker stated,” What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?”(1) The speaker asks is there any sound that marks our soldier’s death other than the sounds of church bell’s which are mostly rung to represent somebody’s absence....   [tags: War Novels, Soldiers]

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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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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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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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Analysis Of Abu Dhabi, The Shy, Quiet Little Sister Of Bustling Dubai

- Too often, Abu Dhabi is viewed as the shy, quiet little sister of bustling Dubai. Unlike Dubai, Abu Dhabi manages to retain a laid-back vibe, despite being a thriving metropolis. In a city skirted by the sea, residents have come to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and embrace the relaxed atmosphere. Discerning residents and select visitors recognize how inviting a lively presence to join in revelry creates a much more memorable day, no matter what is on the agenda. Whatever has brought you to Abu Dhabi Barbies, we hope you are open to allowing one of our illustrious escorts to add color to your world during social outings or impassioned connections inside your quarters....   [tags: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai]

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Pressure Ulcers Has Been Quiet A Headache For Many Hospitals

- Pressure Ulcers has been quiet a headache for many hospitals in this country without the exceptional of our hospital. “In US health care institutions, an estimated 2.5 million patients will develop pressure ulcers, with an associated mortality rate of 60,000 deaths” (Law, Cyhaniuk & Krebs, 2015, p.4).Most people die due to sepsis cause by pressure ulcers if the not well treated. Treatment of pressure is estimated to cost about $37,800 to $ 70, 000 for each case and these patients tend to stay longer in the hospitals which even cost more than expected....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, Costs, Health care]

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A Bad Day

- It was late summer. The weather was gradually changing to autumn, which was noticeably seen on the leaves that were starting to turn orange. The sun was out, but it wasn’t too hot or too cold outside. In fact, it was actually soothing; the cold wind blowing, paired with the warm sun shining above. It was one of those days where you’re glad to be awake early in the morning, before the afternoon gets scorching hot. The feeling of the cool breeze gently caressing your arms and legs is always something to look forward to, and many people would be swayed into taking a nice walk outside under the trees....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Quiet American

- 50 years ago this week, freshly-inaugurated John F. Kennedy was forced to make his first major foreign policy decision: whether or not to send 150,000 United States troops to Laos. <div style="text-align: center;"> *</div> On January 19, 1961, Kennedy was given a transition-briefing by outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower. (Two days before, Eisenhower had given his famous "military-industrial complex" warning speech.) Kennedy asked Ike an unexpected question, regarding Laos: "Which option would you prefer?" Kennedy asked: "A coalition government including the Communist Pathet Lao, or intervening militarily through the cover of SEATO?" Eisenhower was stunned by the naive gall of the question...   [tags: John F Kennedy, American Troops. Laos]

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My Home Away From Home

- My Home Away from Home For some people visiting places of significance can be the substance for changing one’s outlook on life, recharging one’s emotional battery, or growing closer to one’s family member. These special places could have characteristics such as beauty, sentiment, or a connection to the person that causes them to constantly long to be there. It could be a place that has a special significance in the life of an individual. No place on earth has yet surpassed the beauty and relaxation of my special place....   [tags: Automobile, Debut albums, Breakfast, The Quiet]

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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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Our Day Out by Willy Russell

- OUR DAY OUT!!!. THE EFFECTS OF CHARACTER IN ACTION THE USE OF DRAMATIC DEVICES and THE LAYERS OF MEANING IN LANGUAGE, IDEAS AND THEMES Writers are influenced by the historical times in which they live. Everyday of their lives, what they say and the way they act is influenced by the time in which they live. The 70s influenced Willy Russell in his writing. There are many examples of this in Our Day Out such as the style of the fair and the shop, the way the characters speak and the things that are going on, for example the description of the economic slump at the time....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Importance Of Instrumental An Average Day

- Instrumental. An average morning consists of JC being the first to wake up and get ready for the day. After he is ready for the day he wakes up SC. The first thing SC does in the morning is start a pot of coffee. JC leaves for work before any of the children wake up. SC picks out the children’s clothes to save time then wakes them up to get ready for the day. SC helps JC Jr. with dressing and monitors him brushing his teeth. SC also helps MC with her hair in the mornings. After that the children go into the living room to watch cartoons while SC starts on breakfast....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Communication]

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Summary Of ' An Ordinary Day '

- On an ordinary day, Leslie opens the main door of her house, when she walked inside she saw her mom and sister Islla sitting on the coach. Islla was crying, and Leslie ask her “What happened?’ Why you crying?’”. Islla told her that she is pregnant and that she wants to keep the baby even if her boyfriend will be against the baby, but she will need to drop out from her University. In a few minutes of thinking, Leslie decided and told her sister “You don’t need to drop out I will help you to babysit with my nephew.” One of the greatest people I ever met is Leslie Soberanis....   [tags: Family, Infant, Sibling, American films]

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A Typical Day – A Short Narrative

- A Typical Day – A Short Narrative The shrill cries of my alarm echo across vermilion painted walls, stirring my consciousness into an aware state. It is precisely eight o’clock on a warm summer Monday; the distant cries of mockingbirds can be heard above the soft whirring of cars passing our genteel residential street. My ears scan the house; it is quiet – barely a sound other than the tinkling of tags as our pets navigate the living room. The still morning air brought realization, with no children running around Mother must have already left for work....   [tags: Personal Experience ]

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The Day Of A New Beginning

- The day that marked the end to a new beginning was May 22nd, 2015. I woke up knowing this was a day I would never forget. I felt fully rested and was looking forward to the eventful day ahead. Not to mention the fact, I was woken by a warm, hearty breakfast. I headed off to a place that was a usual destination for four years now. However, that day’s ride to the residence marked one of the last. On this ride, I had flashbacks of football games, pep rallies, old friends, and anything that held significance in my life for four years....   [tags: High school, Graduation, Commencement speech]

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