Analysis Of All Quiet On The Western Front

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The poems and the excerpt from All Quiet on the Western Front reflect the horrible impact that the atrocious conditions of trench warfare had on the men who were fighting it. They all show that through the starvation, dysentery, fatigue, utilization of industrialized weaponry, and loss of life with no territorial gain, the people were finding it harder and harder to continue fighting, both mentally and physically. The leaders of armies at first used combatant war tactics, but this only resulted in millions of men wounded and hurt, because they were fighting a different kind of war. Trench warfare mainly resulted in little gain in territory with failed offenses quickly injuring and killing every nation’s supply of men and supplies. “As the …show more content…
The dead man is then thrown into a wagon, implying the normalcy of death, and the speaker says that “you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori” (Dulce et Decorum Est). The last line translates to, “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country”. This poem conveys the deathly conditions that the men had to face daily, and how the reality of the war is far from the reality given to the public by the government. “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque, shows many harsh realities of trench warfare, summed up into “shells, gas clouds and flotillas of tanks-- shattering, starvation, death. Dysentery, influenza, typhus-- murder, burning, death. Trenches, hospitals, the common grave-- there are no other possibilities” (All Quiet on the Western Front). The low supply of men in trench warfare caused men who were seriously injured to be put on the front line. When people were shot, they amputated the infected limb, and changed “as many C3’s and B3’s as possible into A1’s” (All Quiet on the Western Front), which meant placing people into the highest category of physical fitness, which was qualified for front-line …show more content…
Reread the section of All Quiet on the Western Front that begins with “It is autumn” and concludes with “...within me.” What, according to the narrator (the soldier Paul Baumer), does the future hold for the generation of young men who fought in the war? What consequences might the impact of the war on these young men hold for their

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