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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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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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An Analysis of Brutality in All Quiet on the Western Front
The enduring themes of brutality and horror are prevalent throughout All Quiet on the Western Front and are displayed through the experiences of the protagonist, Paul Baumer, as he fights to survive the horrors and devastation of World War One. The following examples will depict the horrendous conditions and situations that...
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The Anti-War Message in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Ever since pre-Ancient times, war has been present in human history. Whether it be the wars of the early dawn of the human era to the current War on Terror, the notion of war is ever ingrained in humans. Much like the sense of competition, war is used as a means to validate ourselves. In addition, it creates a sense of comp...
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The Dehumanization of Women in the Things They Carried and All Quiet in the Western Front
Ms. Landon Evolution of War 24 February 2016 Women and War: The not-so-changing times In the context of war, men have predominantly taken the spotlight. From active combat to administrative and clerical tasks, men are portrayed as the heroes. In essence, men in the military are the active fighting force against Hitler...
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A Comparison of Wars in All Quiet on the Western Front and the Absolutist
Take cover, fire in the hole! All Quiet on the Western Front and The Absolutist are two novels that represent the first and second world wars. Anti-war novels tend to change in mood from clear to ambiguous as the reader is completing the reading process. Readers clearly observe this change through the plot structure, settin...
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The Reality of Warfare in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Wirklichkeit (Reality) Erich Maria Remarque relives his experience as a veteran in All Quiet on the Western Front, which recounts the experience of a young German soldier fighting in World War I. Having known nothing but death and fighting, the protagonist Paul Bäumer and his fellow soldiers struggle to find a meaning in t...
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An Analysis of the Theme of War in All Quiet on the Western Front and A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway
It is the thought of many that Remarque’s prose exists with the sole purpose of placing “an immovable boulder in the path of anyone wanting to portray what was arguably the filthiest and most utterly pointless war, as anything other than filthy and pointless” (Meyer, 2013). It is perhaps in that common goal that his All Qui...
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The Meaning of War in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and the Movie Men of Purpose
Erich Maria Remarque who authored All Quiet on the Western Front, a depressing war time novel, about a German soldier named Paul. This WWI novel mirrors the movie, “Men of Purpose” in depressing, yet true means. Remarque’s first person narrative of Paul- a young soldier, reflects the young men who have passed away in “Men o...
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War Is Not All Glorious: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front. New York: Ballantine Books, 1982 War is not all Glorious All Quiet on the Western Front is not a typical war book. It is fascinating and goes into a great detail about the horrors of war instead of the glory and honor of war. This puts it in a whole new ball field w...
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The Brutalities of World War I and the Nature of War in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
War, the destruction of humanity, has managed to create and destroy nations and cities while killing off mankind. Within the last millennium, weapons and war tactics have undergone a total transformation in order to continue fighting more advanced wars and dominating regions. The irony of such technological and scientific i...
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An Analysis of the Novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
SRP5 what is war? Who does it effect? Who does it benefit or harm? Is it really necessary? These are not questions most people ask themselves, but these questions and others like them are the main focus of the book “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque. After examining the book it becomes clear through th...
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The Reality of War as Reflected in Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front"
All Quiet on the Western Front is written by Erich Maria Remarkque. Ittakes place in Germany and was written to reflect the reality of war. Itshows how war has a hidden face that most people do not see until it is toolate. In the novel, he describes a group of young men who at first thinkwar is glorious. But as the war goes...
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