All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque Essay

1176 Words Mar 6th, 2016 5 Pages
World War І, a war that began in 1914 and lasted until 1918, was often referred to as the “total war” due to its immense effect on the countries, through and even after the war. There were many events that lead to this atrocious battle, such as the competition to prove a sense of nationalism, mutual defense alliances, military establishment and many other triggers. In addition to the countries, it is important to note that there were also many immediate consequences on the soldiers of the war as well, as shown in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Although many countries thought that it would be advisable to go into the war because of numerous certain factors, not only did this war result in the collapse of the German economy and the rise of Hitler, but it also affected the soldiers in a way that they had to completely block out their grief and acquire a diverse mindset, in addition to losing themselves on the front. The consequences of WW І dramatically altered the shape of history because of its tremendous effect on the countries that were involved. However, yet what is truly outrageous is the way in which the soldiers were affected. Throughout the course of the novel, we can tremendously see the way the soldiers have adapted to the war; ultimately by yielding their emotions in the midst of the demolition of the war as well as operating merely on instinct once they are on the battlefield. In the beginning of the story, Kemmerich took a pair of boots…

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