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The Realities and Terrors of War in All Quiet in the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Goddamn This War by Tardi, and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Perhaps nothing is more frequent in the pages of history books than wars. Since the beginning of time, men have fought to hold their ground and conquer more. Yet the ideas of war are not always the trumpeting, flag-flying, fresh-faced recruits that they are painted out to be. The reality of war is dark, desolate, and harrow...
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The Theme of Survival in Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and in Rupert Brooke's Poems
"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however
long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival"
(Winston Churchill). In All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Baumer and his
fellow classmates are talked into volunteering for World War I by their
teacher, Kantorek. The boys are p...
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How War Changes People in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Destruction of a Generation Growing up in the United States before the First World War left teenaged boys mesmerized by the idea of being an honored hero, who would be praised for their bravery if they fought in the war. The U.S government made it known to every young man in America through ads and parades to force a press...
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The Soldier's Lost of Innocence in the Novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and in the Poem Arms and the Boy by Wilfred Owen
The Path of a Lost Soldier On the battlefield, innocence is lost and men are transformed; yet all soldiers go through a three-step transformation that turns them into better soldiers, but worse men as well. In the novel “ All Quiet On The Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque, and in many war-time poems, a transformatio...
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Symbolism in the Novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
A symbol is an object, action, or event that represents something or that creates a range of associations beyond itself. In literary works at a symbol can express an idea, clarify meaning, or enlarge literal meaning. Select a novel or play and, focusing on one symbol, write an essay analyzing how that symbol functions in th...
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Character Analysis of Paul in All Quiet on the Western Front, a Novel by Erich Maria Remarque
“Kantorek would say we stood on the threshold of life and so it would seem. We had as yet taken no root. The war swept us away. For the others, the older men, It is but an interruption, they are able to think beyond it. We, however, have been gripped by it and do not know what the end may be. We know only that in some stran...
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An Interpretation of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
During the period of 1914-18, every nation in the world only had one goal: to win the Great War. The path towards this goal, however, was anything but subtle. Ranging from getting gassed to getting infected by mice, the battlefield was a treacherous place. However, in the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, it is apparent...
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A Comaparative Analysis of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Book Pairs Book Assessment (All Quiet on the Western Front answers first) (GU) Memory: What were the most memorable moments in the books for you?
Why? Our daunting reality of worthlessness carved a gruesome picture in
our mind. We could never aspire to become what life was meant for. We were
forgotten,...
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A Look at World War I in All Quiet on the Western Front, a Novel by Erich Maria Remarque
World War I, also known as the Great War, was a global war that occurred from 1914 to 1918. This war was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The main form combat in WWI was trench warfare, a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other. The historical fic...
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A Comparative Analysis of All Quiet on the Western Front and Johnny Got His Gun by Erich Maria Remarque
Dehumanization and Destruction of Individuality: A Comparative Analysis Dehumanization is the destruction of human individuality. Both Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front and Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun illustrate this harsh reality of soldier’s dehumanization in World War I. Both novels reveal tha...
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