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IntroductionWars effect on the United StatesWorld War IVietnam WarInformationSynopsis and comparison of All Quiet on the Western Front and The Things They CarriedConclusionCharacters who were alienated in The Things They CarriedCharacters who were alienated in All Quiet on the Western FrontComparison of the charactersConclusionConclusionEnglish Compare and Contrast the Theme of Alienation in the novels The Things They Carried and All Quiet on the Western FrontIntroductionAfter World War I the United States attempted to become less involved in world affairs due to the destruction of the economy from the war President Wilson refused to join the League of Nations because of the destruction and did not want to be involved in European conflict because there might be a new war The First World War affected numerous amounts of soldiers as well After the war especially the Vietnam War many soldiers had shell shock Shell shock was an emotional problem caused by the impact of loud shelling However shell shock was defined as neurosis and was little sympathized over In World War II most soldiers were removed from fighting and rested because they had symptoms of high levels of stress battle fatigue The term Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was invented in 1980 to show how the effect of war on soldiers and was later used outside of the military to describe the impact of a traumatic event of an individual Alienation is defined as isolation from a group or an activity to which one should belong or in which one should be involved War greatly affected the mentality and physicality of a soldier This essay investigates how the authors of these novels use the theme of alienation due to war Both OBrien and Remarque show characters that change during their time at war In The Things They Carried and All Quiet on the Western Front a group of their characters do extraneous acts because their mentality is completely corrupted However both books occurred in two different wars The
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