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The Multitude of Themes in Erich Maria Remarque's War Novel All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front World War I proved to be the first of its magnitude. Never before had a war lasted so long or with such a devastating death toll. It ushered in the new century with a senseless amount of bloodshed and violence. In Erich Maria Remarque’s war novel “All Quiet on the Western Front,” a young man...
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque: War Is Not Glorious
War is honorable. Enlisting to serve one’s country on the battlefront is noble. Soldiers, those who put their lives on the line, are real men. At least that’s what’s been drilled into Paul Baumer, the 19-year-old narrator of All Quiet on the Western Front, a soldier himself. Through his period of service, he realizes that w...
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The Effects of War and Death in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is a war novel narrated by Paul Bӓumer, a German soldier who enlists in World War I. The novel encompasses Paul’s daily struggle to survive on the front while the world seemingly collapses around him. Remarque uses his novel to inform...
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A Look into the Lives of Paul Baumer and Louie Zamperini in All Quiet on the Western Front, a Novel by Erich Maria Remarque
Stranded They’re stranded, exhausted, empty, and just want to go home. Welcome to the world war lives of soldiers Paul Baumer and Louie Zamperini. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul Baumer is a German soldier fighting for his life in the trenches during World War I. Baumer fough...
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The 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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