Erich Maria Remarque Essays

  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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

  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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    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. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, is lucky enough to be on my list of agreement with most critics. This almost ninety-year-old, historical fiction novel has been said to embody impressionist ideals about World War I. Great characterization on three different levels also

  • All Quiet in the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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    Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet in the Western Front expresses the emotions and physical states that soldiers experience in battles. The novel illustrates great struggle that Paul, a young soldier that voluntarily enrolled in war has to go through in order to survive. Eager and ready to join Paul sees the horror of war. In contrast, Joseph Boyden tells a story between two best friends that join the war and become professional snipers. Elijah and Xavier, growing up from a native culture, Xavier strictly

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    Mr.Solander Sophomore Literature and Composition B Set 7 March 2017 Trauma can lead to dehumanization, losing so many people in your life can make you lose all emotion towards death. In the book All Quiet On The Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, a soldier, Paul Baumer and his friends experience life on the German Western Front during World War I. He joins the army based on nationalism and regrets his decision of fighting for his country because of the realities of war which are harsh

  • All Quite on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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    soldiers and the development of a close bond during free time, Remarque shows that the most important aspect of war is undoubtedly camaraderie. Soldiers in WWI had only each other to depend on for any chance of survival. Paul reveals this time and again by protecting and trusting those around him. Paul says once “we had to recognize that our generation was more to be trusted that theirs. They surpass us only in phrases and in cleverness” (Remarque 12-13). He is referring to the older generations who are

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

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    “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

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

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

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

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    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

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

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    Erich Maria Remarque’s classic novel All Quiet on the Western Front is based on World War I; it portrays themes involving suffering, comradeship, chance and dehumanization. The novel is narrated by Paul, a young soldier in the German military, who fights on the western front during The Great War. Like many German soldiers, Paul and his fellow friends join the war after listening to the patriotic language of the older generation and particularly Kantorek, a high school history teacher. After being

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

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    World War I caused devastation for millions of people around the globe and was one of the most brutal wars ever in history. All Quiet on the Western Front, an account of the atrocity of World War I by Erich Maria Remarque, shows the trials and tribulations faced by soldiers each and every day. Much like it is today, war was glorified, and many young men, including the naïve 19­year old German Paul Bauman, around the globe enlisted in the army, only to find out what a dreadful mistake it was later

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

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    the brutality of World War I. Gripping, realistic, and searing with a vision inconsistent with post-war German character, this book caused Remarque to receive death threats and to leave Germany to live and work in Hollywood. (All Quiet on the Western Front) The differences between the English and American versions of Remarque's novel are instructive. Remarque originally had trouble publishing Im Westen nichts Neues in Berlin. It was rejected by the prominent and conservative Fischer Verlag before

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

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    provides an excellent education because presents the horrors of war without bias, offers the alternate point of view of an important point in world history, and describes an increased appreciation for relationships between nature and humans during war. Remarque vividly describes not only the gore that is present on the battlefield, but the emotional turmoil that wrecks the men in the trenches. Paul Baümer, the narrator, describes his inner thoughts throughout the work, as he would in a journal. His position

  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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    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

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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    The Brutal Truth of War All Quiet On the Western front by Erich Maria Remarque is book about a group of young german boys from a small town that are sent to fight one of the most deadly wars of all time. During this time they are mental exposed to the brutal truth of war. Remarque uses Similes and Metaphors to express just how brutal war can be. By using these Rhetorical Devices to show visually imagery of what the brutal truth of war is. By using these literary devices the Author clearly expresses

  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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    words the author used. This technique is used to ridicule or mock a particular subject by expressing laudatory remarks, but implying contempt and denigration. There are several examples of irony in the novel _All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_ by Erich Maria Remarque, a realistic, yet fabricated account of a soldier's experience in an international war. The lighthearted irony quickly transitions into dark satire with the use of dramatic irony, the setting, and situational irony to mock the glorification

  • Paul Bäumer's Rewarding Experience In All Quiet On The Western Front

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    rewarding experience for those who fight for their country, especially when trying to recruit new soldiers. This experience is what Paul Bäumer expected when he joined the German army during World War 1 in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Even his schoolteacher urged Paul and his classmates to join the war. However, after facing the realities of war, and surviving some of the horrors, Paul returns home a changed man. When he visits his hometown, he feels out of place and cannot

  • Character Analysis: All Quiet On The Western Front

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    In the novel, All Quiet On The Western Front by: Erich Maria Remarque, remaining a fulling functioning man becomes an undeniably large challenge. Throughout many scenes in the novel men perform a couple of different acts to remain humane. As Paul Baümer lives his, young, life in war, alongside his friends, they deal with all the devastations of war in several different ways.To preserve men’s humanity in war, Paul and his fellow soldiers have a deep conversation of life after war, have many late nights

  • Analysis Of Erich Marie Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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    the teller of the story gives great detail like are really in that situation. This is exactly what Erich Marie Remarque is trying to do in the novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Remarque wrote the book in first person because it allows the reader to experience the brutality of what is happening. Paul is the narrator and main character in the novel and helps with storytelling and theme. Remarque chose to write All Quiet on the Western Front in first person and Paul helping with theme and storytelling

  • Western Front Themes

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    the world economically, but that was only a small problem. Many young soldiers had gone through so much in little time that they lost so much. These boys did not know what to do with their lives after the war. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque was a fantastic book surrounding Paul Baumer and his experience. Within the text, Three major themes were present. One theme was the loss of innocence where boys were put into war and went through more than a lifetime of death and destruction

  • The Futility of War

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    narratives that seek to cover the grim realities of war as much as they aim to arouse 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 German Army in order to defeat the enemy, they themselves are slowly