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    “War does not determine who is right- only who is left,” is a quote by Bertrand Russell. This spectrum expresses the casualties of war. In other words, Russell means war is used as an outlet to define a “winner”, or in this case, someone who is right. The veiled truth is that there are no true winners of war when comparing the damage created and the lives lost. Looking at war through that perspective, John F. Kennedy, among others, also agreed. Kennedy believed if mankind didn’t put an end to war, than war would surely put an end to us. On the contrary, there are those who support war and all it has to offer, but my main focus is to stress the brutality and horrors behind what war really is. People are deceived when they think they know what…

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    In All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque’s anti-war novel, and Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi’s own graphic memoir, Paul Baumer and Marji live in unfavorable environments, permanently shaping their beliefs and identities. During World War I, Paul fights on the Western Front where the war dehumanizes him. Before Baumer serves in the cruel war, he is blinded by the glory he is told he will receive by entering Germany’s army. However, after months of witnessing inhumanely killed…

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    Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is a chilling story about the drastic hardships and brutality of war. The novel follows the narration of a young solider, Paul Bäumer, through his experiences as a German soldier throughout the First World War. Paul is introduced along with his fellow soldiers. The reader is soon introduced to Paul’s first personal loss of Kemmerich. Following the first bombardment, the young soldiers realize the true nature of war and the atrocity that it…

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    In “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Erich Maria Remarque tells a story about a young soldier, Paul Baumer and his journey in World War I and the traumatic events he and other soldiers faced. Paul and his friends willing joined the army because of the persuasion of a teacher they looked up to, and trusted. They went from boys, to men, in this war. Paul and his friends face many brutalities throughout the war; they struggled and they learned to survive. Many struggles were caused by a…

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    is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure. Death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a beginning generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war”(Remarque). Taking place in World War two, a young man loses everything he held dear to him by becoming a soldier. In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Erich demonstrates how the war can force…

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    Paul Baumer, a man who enlists with the German army with his fellow classmates in the time of World War I, and is the narrator of this story. The name of this story is called All Quiet On The Western Front and the authors name is Erich Maria Remarque. The German recruits all think that they could acquire metals and honor quickly; on the other hand though they figure out that it is not the case at all. The team has a terrible experience all together being a part of the war. The first enduring…

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    All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque and translated by A. W. Wheen, is coined as “The Greatest War Novel of All Time”. It sold almost 1,500,000 copies in the first year it was published, was translated into 12 different languages, and was very famous for it’s anti-war influence. This novel has 4 key themes that are prevalent throughout the book. Firstly is the comparison of the recruits to Remarque himself, then the dehumanization of soldiers, the usage and purpose…

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    All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front has an overriding theme of the intense brutality of World War 1. The novel depicts the harsh reality of the war, focusing on the cruel deaths and senseless suffering of those who were caught up in it. The novel illustrates an anti-war mindset as it showcases the issues about the brutality of war, the change of attitude of the narrator, Paul Bäumer, and erraticness of the war and death of comrades. The anti-war theme is seen in…

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    All Quiet On the Western Front is relevant to current times. All quiet on the western front definitely will leave you quiet after reading it, this book demonstrates camaraderie, nature of war, and loss of innocence through it’s main character Paul Baumer. This American classic takes place during WWI written by Erich Maria Remarque and is to be compared to Henry V, written by William Shakespeare which takes place during the Hundred Years War. Henry V shows the reader a sense of the monarchy…

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    Comparing All Quiet on the Western Front to Actualities in World War One The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the twenty-eighth of June, 1914, in Bosnia sparked the Great War. Later known as World War One, it was fought between the Allied Powers, Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, and the Central Powers, Germany, Austria-Hungry, Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. Many novels and movies have been made featuring this monstrosity. One such novel is the classic All Quiet on the…

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