Erich Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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Soldiers face many things throughout the war, not just the fighting; terrible sights, agonizing pain, hunger, fatigue, and they also face a battle with their own mind. Each war brings its own conflicts. The similarities in the hardships that soldiers faced in the Vietnam war and World War I is immense. The two wars differentiae as well. They faced many of the same struggles; harsh weather conditions, scarce amounts of foods, protection, and post-war distress symptoms. The soldiers face constant physical danger. Many of the scars the soldiers face seem to be insurmountable. The weather conditions for World War I and Vietnam War was tough for the soldiers and made the wars more difficult. WWI was cold and miserable. Erich Remarque in “In All Quiet on the Western Front” states how a World War I soldier describes his thoughts on how his dying, friend’s boots …show more content…
Post-war distress symptoms are very common. In “The Emotional Effects of War on Soldiers” by Stan Tian states how the soldiers from the Vietnam war were never the same emotionally after post-war, “…the distress that soldiers experience during war, that they find it hard to be the same, emotionally, ever again” (Tian 2). The soldiers will never be able to be the same again mentally after the war. They have seen and faced too much. When a soldier from World War I, Paul, is asked about his life at war, he does not know how to express the horrendous experiences he has endured. Paul had to learn to adjust to his new war life and forget about home and where he came from. He suffered a battle with internal conflict. Post-war phycological symptoms were a similarity that soldiers from both wars experienced. “It was due to soldiers of the Vietnam war that the disorder was discovered, yet their symptoms had been synonymous with war veterans from hundreds of years before” (Tian 1). The soldiers all face the same the psychological disorders

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