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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Themes

    Remarque does to the enemy and Paul’s comrades, but another important theme is the way that Paul see his enemies as humans, and therefore runs into problems. Remarque uses animals as comparison to the current event they are facing, and he relates the idea of animals’ instinct to the way the soldiers feel during battle. For example, Remarque states, “We reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals.” (56) and “We have become wild beasts” (113). Remarque is trying to display the feeling of going into battle to the way an animal or a beast is, without emotions or care of who they are killing. The dehumanization is what really helps the men actually kill their enemies. When Paul begins to see his enemies as humans rather than “smooth, distorted faces”, is when he feels the most impact of the wickedness of the war. For example, Remarque describes the Russian prisoners as being like “sick storks, like great birds” (192), but then later goes on to tell of how they are more human than the German soldiers, because they are less fortunate than the Germans. Paul sees these Russian prisoners as humans rather than soldiers, which precedents into Paul’s biggest problem with killing soldiers that appear to him as real men. Paul kills a Russian man only to put him out of his misery, not because he is an enemy. Paul says to the dead man after he stabbed him, “‘For the first time, I see you are a man like me… Forgive me comrade; how could you be the enemy?’”…

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  • Analysis Of Squealer Speech In Animal Farm

    An example of propaganda being used in Animal Farm is when Squealer states that “No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal” (Orwell, 37). This quote is very misleading since the animals know that Napoleon just wants to have overall power, however, Squealer is trying to manipulate them by exaggerating Napoleon’s abilities and his point of view. For this reason, even if the animals didn’t understand Squealer’s speech they would still fall into his trap since he…

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  • For Cause And Comrades Summary

    The book I chose to read was For Cause & Comrades by James M. McPherson. McPherson is an American Civil War Historian, and is also the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He has written several books on the American Civil War and has received awards such as the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, and the Lincoln Prize in 1998 for his book For Cause & Comrades. McPherson was also the 2003 president of the American Historical…

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  • For Cause And Comrades Analysis

    From reading For Cause and Comrades, I learned about several motivations and reasons that soldiers from the North and the South fought in the Civil War. Overall, the soldiers and their respective sides fought for very similar reasons and motives. Both sides were fighting for their views on slavery, how the states should govern laws, and how the economy should operate. I plan to analyze and compare the motives for the North and the South and show how each side was fighting for remarkably similar…

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  • Racism In Comrades, By Nadine Gordimer

    Racial injustice has played a tremendous role in world history and still does to this day today in countries like the US, where systemic racism still is a big problem, even in the 21st century. This issue is also one of the main themes in the South African writer Nadine Gordimer’s short story “Comrades”, which was published in 1991. In the short story, contrasts play a big role. However, the main contrast portrayed in the short story is the contrast between black South Africans and white…

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  • War Is A Comrades Analysis

    War Is A Racket written by Smedley Butler takes the main points of what it is like to be a man in the army and also gives you the points from being in a family who has a man in the army. Smedley understands this personally because he spent thirty-three years in military service. He served in the Marines and held the rank of Major General, which was the highest rank authorized at that time. Butler was also known for becoming a spokesperson of U.S. wars and the consequences that came after…

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  • Animal Farm Comrades Analysis

    Orwell uses the words “Comrades” to show the abuse of power Napoleon abuses the word “comrades” to manipulate the other animals into doing work against their own will. Napoleon was said to be, “loyal and obedient” and believed that “all animals are equal”(Orwell 40) Sadly, the way Napoleon treats his fellow animals does not reflect upon his words, as he becomes opprobrious. The “equality” that Napoleon promised and talked about changed over time from everyone being equal to “all animals are…

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  • Mcpherson For Cause And Comrades Analysis

    Mcpherson’s For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, interprets not what was previously expected from this novel, including the political and militaristic motivations, but rather the personal, and humanistic side of the Civil War. Slavery, being commonly interpreted as the highlighted factor concerning all things related to the Civil War, the assumption was that in all sincerity, this was the cause, sustentation, and motivation for War between the North and the South. But as…

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  • A Comrade In War A Friend For Life Analysis

    A Comrade in War, A Friend for Life Beginning with the shot heard around the world, World War l devastated everyone around. From 1914 to 1918, the Western Front was the center of where all the fighting and killing occurred. In this place, soldiers fought under the worst conditions known to man, yet out of this warfare brought men together. In the book All Quiet on The Western Front the Paul wrote about one positive aspect of the war experience, which is the strong bond between soldiers. Other…

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  • John M. Mcpherson's For Cause And Comrades

    Civil War from the early to mid-1800. In the book, For Cause and Comrades by John M. McPherson, the stories of enlisted soldiers of the Union and Confederate Army are explained in detail. The book goes into detail on what influences drew men…

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