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All Quiet On The Western Front

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

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All Quit On The Western Front

- In his novel, All Quit on the Western Front, Enrich Maria Remarque made it his mission to showcase World War I as the horrible, terrifying experience that it really was. Remarque ditched the style of the typical war stories before his, which often romanticized the idea of war, and instead used multiple characters and storylines to portray the true brutality of WWI. In the preface, Remarque states that this book will tell the stories of men who were “destroyed by the war,” and does not want any of it to be looked at as an adventure....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Western Front]

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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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All Quiet on the Western Front

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

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All Quiet on the Western Front

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

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- Imagine being in an ongoing battle where friends and others are dying. All that is heard are bullets being shot, it smells like gas is near, and hearts race as the times goes by. This is similar to what war is like. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, the narrator, Paul Baumer, and his friends encounter the ideals of suffering, death, pain, and despair. There is a huge change in these men; at the beginning of the novel they are enthusiastic about going into the war. After they see what war is really like, they do not feel the same way about it....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- Whenever one reads or hears about World War I or World War II, you hear of the struggles and triumphs of the British, Americans or any of the other Allies. And they always speak of the evil and menacing German army. However, All Quiet on the Western Front gives the reader some insight and a look at a group of young German friends who are fighting in World War I. “This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque

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

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- All Quiet on the Western Front    Erich Maria Remarque’s literary breakthrough, All Quiet on the Western Front, describes two stories. It meticulously chronicles the thoughts of a soldier in World War I while simultaneously detailing the horrors of all wars; each tale is not only a separate experience for the soldier, but is also a new representation of the fighting. The war is seen through the eyes of Paul Baumer whose mindset is far better developed in comparison to his comrades’. His true purpose in the novel is not to serve as a representation of the common soldier, but to take on a godly and omniscient role so that he may serve as the connection between WWI and all past and future m...   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

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

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All Quiet on the Western Front by 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 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 - 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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- 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

- “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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All Quiet on the Western Front Essays: Two Years

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

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All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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

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

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

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essay: Nature of War

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

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essays: The Loud Message

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

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

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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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- Essay: All Quiet on the Western Front An anti-war novel often portrays many of the bad aspects and consequences of war. Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel set in the First World War that is against war. Remarque describes the terrible reality of the war, focusing on the horrors and involved. The novel portrays an anti-war perspective as it brings up issues about the brutality of war, the narrator’s change of attitude towards war, the futility of war and the deaths of the narrator’s friends....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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

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

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

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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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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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The Invisible Trauma of War Exposed in All Quiet on the Western Front

- Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, transpires in the trenches of the Nazi Western Front, which is protected by the young German soldiers World War I. Paul Bäumer, the narrator; enters the war under pressure to enlist; goes to the front and learns about the brutality of war. Paul witnesses the extreme violence that defines war during his time spent on the Western Front. Bäumer and his cronies learn to except the war as part of their lives, but the pains of battle which tear the young soldiers apart inside never leave....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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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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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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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 Essays: Can’t Go Home Again

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

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- 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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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 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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Effects of War Exposed in All Quite on the Western Front, Bury the Dead, and Paths of Glory

- Effects of War Exposed in All Quite on the Western Front, Bury the Dead, and Paths of Glory        "From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war." Margot Asquith revealed her discontent with war in this quote. War is defined in the American Heritage Dictionary as a concerted effort or campaign to combat or put an end to something considered injurious....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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Taking a Look at the Western Front

- World War One, an extremely devastating event dated from 1914 to 1918. A war that introduced many new and effective inventions, such as the aeroplane and the use of mustard gas, these inventions revolutionised the tactics now used in the battlefield. This war caused a enormouse amount of young, enthisiastic soldiers to loose their lives, not only did it devistate the families of soldiers but also the various countries involved. Although a lot of wars were fought all over Europe the Western Front was one of the most prominant spots of action....   [tags: world war one]

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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

- 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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All Quiet On The Western Front

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

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- 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

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

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

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- 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

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

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All Quiet On The Western Front

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

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- 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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- 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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- I have read a short story called The Sniper. It is a story about two brothers tried to kill each other without knowing the identities because of a civil war in Ireland. The story has an irony ending that they tried to kill each other desperately, but the one they were trying to kill is their blood brother. Similarly, Paul tried to save his enemy after he has stabbed a sword into the one’s body. The only thing they know is that they were fighting and killing their enemies for the peaceful life....   [tags: The Sniper, World War I]

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The Dark Mindset Of Those On The Western Front

- The Dark Mindset of Those on the Western Front It is easily seen that by the beginning of the end of the First World War that morale and defeatism had taken lengthy roots throughout. We can see the war ending even in the minds of Germans with the infamous “Shackled to a Corpse statement”. When the brother empires of the Central powers fail so do the minds of the leaders behind it. Men do not claim to have hand hands holding them back if they do not feel like the hands are a hindrance to their greater good....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Allies of World War II]

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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 Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front

- The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front A stalemate is when two forces meet and neither side can advance any further, all they can do is dig in and hold their ground. In the context of world war 1 it was when the French and German sides dug in extremely well designed trenches stretching over 400 miles from English channel all the across to the Swiss border, creating a very much defence based war. There are four main reasons why a stalemate occurred on the western front....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Development of Stalemate on the Western Front

- The Development of Stalemate on the Western Front Stalemate in war is when there is a deadlock and neither side can win. There are many reasons for the stalemate of World War 1. By the end of 1914 both Germany and France were digging trenches, using bared wire and sitting machine guns. The war became stagnant the war had changed from a war of movement to a war of stalemate. Both sides began to build trenches along what would become the western front. This was not what Count Von Schlieffen had planned to happen....   [tags: Papers]

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The Change in the Fighting on the Western Front

- The Change in the Fighting on the Western Front The fighting on the Western front did not stay exactly the same between 1914 and 1918. Some aspects of warfare changed little, but some changed a great deal, for example trenches became the main defensive strategy and quick battles with Calvary charges and heavy infantry quite literally became a thing of the past and were replaced with stalemates and week/month/year long trench battles. Another major change was the artillery - at the beginning of the war it was very inaccurate and by the end it was much more precise and powerful....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front

- The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front The main reason trenches developed on the western front is due to the failure of the Schlieffen plan, if it had not been for this elaborate quick way to win the war by Germany, trench warfare may never have developed in WWI. As the Germans were being pushed back from Marne they had to dig trenches to protect themselves from the advancing allies, and the allies mirrored them and did the same. The conventional explanation offered by historians for the stalemate on the western front (an area stretching from Belgium all the way down to the Alps) is that by 1914 technology and industrialism had overtaken military stra...   [tags: Papers]

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Life In The Trenches Of The Western Front

- Life In The Trenches Of The Western Front When World War 1 broke out in 1914, a lot of people joined up for the Army to fight for their country and to fight against the Germans, Italians and the Austria- Hungarians (mostly the Germans). There are many reasons why people joined up for the Army. For the people who did join up for the army they expected the war to last for a couple of months and that it would be over by Christmas. But if any of them had known that the war was going to last for 4 years till 1918, the people who joined up for the army probably wouldn’t of joined the army....   [tags: Papers]

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The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front

- The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front The Schlieffen plan did not, it failed to work for various reasons, some of these being The Russian offensive, German advance east of Paris, the German exhaustion, Joffres leadership, British involvement, Belgiumresistance. In August Germany invaded Belgium and Britain stood by its guarantee of Belgium's neutrality and declared war on Germany, within a week, 120,000 troops of the British Expeditionary Force had been secretly shipped to France, this held the Germans up briefly and the British the retreated to France to help the French....   [tags: Papers]

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The Conduct of the Generals on the Western Front

- The Conduct of the Generals on the Western Front With the outbreak war in 1914 no country was to know the devastation that would out come over the next 4 years. For many soldiers, the war began and ended in trenches where they were killed in there thousands. The numbers killed or wounded were enormous. Each country including Britain, France and Germany were bled to death. By the end of the first world war it seemed as if a whole generation of youth was wiped out. The tactics the Generals employed had a lot to be desired....   [tags: Papers]

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The Development of A Stalemate On The Western Front

- The Development of A Stalemate On The Western Front A stalemate is when all sides are unable to advance further in the war. After the failure of the Schlieffen plan both armies were pushed into a stalemate, neither of the sides were able to make any progress or advance any further during the first World War. The Germans were pushed back from the river Marne to the river Aisne. When there both sides dug in. From this point the war was to be fought from trenches. The trenches dug by both sides eventually stretched seven hundred kilometers, from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border....   [tags: Papers]

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The End of the Stalemate on the Western Front

- The End of the Stalemate on the Western Front The stalemate on the Western Front had been going on for several years, and the morale of the Allies was pretty low. Woodrow Wilson had Americans arriving however, but before any actually died, he offered peace to the Germans in an attempt to end the war before any did die. Ludendorff, however, had some new tactics in operation, and the Germans were winning. They now had the advantage of around 1,000,000 more men from the Eastern Front where the Russians had mutinied and overthrown their Royal family and become communists....   [tags: Papers]

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The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front

- The Development of a Stalemate on the Western Front When the war began in 1914, it was greeted largely with enthusiasm and excitement. General public opinion was that it would be a quick war; it was common to hear people saying it would be 'over by Christmas'. However, when Christmas 1914 arrived, the war was far from over. In fact, both sides had 'dug in' for winter, and there were no signs of the quick and easy victory that each party had expected. There are a number of reasons why stalemate developed on the Western Front in October 1914, and none of these reasons could stand alone as the main cause of the stalemate....   [tags: Papers]

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The Development of a Stalemate On The Western Front

- The Development of a Stalemate On The Western Front There are several reasons as to why stalemate occurred in the first world war, and as to why it developed so quickly from 1914 - 17. The main reason as to how it all started was the failure of the Schlieffen plan. At the battle of the Marne, the French and British managed to push back the German army back to the River Aisne. At this point, the allies couldn't push the Germans back any further, while the Germans couldn't push the allies back and wouldn't move backwards themselves....   [tags: Papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front 1. In the movie “All Quiet on the Western Front';, the German soldiers were sent into the battlefield thinking that they were going to win. The inexperienced boys were persuaded in to fighting and dying for the victory of their country. This brought on a profound sense of disillusionment with the values of Western Civilization. In the German soldier’s view they were looking to win the war and take over territory. Such as in Napoleon’s time, in which his values was to imperialize weaker countries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel that takes you through the life of a soldier in World War I. Remarque is accurately able to portray the episodes soldiers go through. All Quiet on the Western Front shows the change in attitudes of the men before and during the war. This novel is able to show the great change war has evolved to be. From lining your men up and charging in the eighteenth century, to digging and “living” in the trenches with rapid-fire machine guns, bombs, and flame-throwers being exposed in your trench a short five meters away....   [tags: essays research papers]

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ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

- ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT 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 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

- 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

- All Quiet on the Western Front Literary Analysis The U.S. casualties in the "Iraqi Freedom" conquest totals so far at about Sixteen Thousand military soldiers. During WWI Germany suffered over seven million. All Quiet on the Western Front is a historical novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. The novel focuses on a young German soldier and the predicaments he encounters in during his life on the front. The novel displays a powerful image to all of its readers and tends to have a long lasting effect on the way that they interpret war....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque was born on June 22, 1898, in Germany. In 1916 , when he was 18, Remarque was drafted into the German army to fight in WWI. He was wounded several times and in 1929 he published All Quiet on the Western Front. Remarque stripped all romanticism from the war experience in this anti-war novel. His novel instantly became an international success to almost everyone. Everyone except the Nazi party. After the publication of All Quiet on the Western Front, the Nazis accused Remarque of being unpatriotic....   [tags: Papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- 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 Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” was set and written in Germany during the First World War. At this time the attitudes of war were that it was a picture of glory and was the most heroic death that anyone could have. However “All Quiet on the Western Front” is an anti-war novel which shows the truth and reality of war. The book was banned by the German Government as if it was read and believed by the young men it would affect recruitment for the army....   [tags: Papers]

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A Stalemate on the Western Front

- A Stalemate on the Western Front A stalemate formed on the Western Front due to four main reasons, one being that the Schlieffen plan had failed, another reason was that the French were defeated by the Germans at the Battle of the Marne, the "race to the Channel" was another factor that resulted in the stalemate and the last reason was that defending positions was far easier than attacking. The Schlieffen Plan began to fail when Moltke, the German commander, altered the balance of the forces so that the right wing had three times as many troops as the left wing and as the right wing was smal...   [tags: Papers]

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All Quite On The Western Front

- “All Quiet On The Western Front” World War I was a fierce and very disturbing time for many people. During war people will stretch their own personal boundaries and limits just to stay alive. Although every solider was someone’s son, by the end of the war this was not a factor. By thinking of an enemy as less then human, the act of killing someone’s son was a little easier on the minds of each soldier. To everyday people it is apparent that the war changes people, but the extent of the change is not so easy to see....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front The 19th century view of war expressed that it was the most honorable and glorious event that a man could participate in. This romantic viewpoint was quick to change after World War I. In addition, Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front further illustrated the ghastly nature of war. His descriptive writing portrays the graphic details of reality, leaving the readers of the 20th century in shock. Since Remarque was the first author of his time to reveal these lifelike affairs, his novel helped change their perspective of war, forcing them to not want any part of it....   [tags: English Literature]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

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

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