Erich Maria Remarque

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque: An Analysis

    The novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front” written by Erich Maria Remarque, follows the story of a young German soldier named Paul, who is fighting on the western front , along with his friends. A the story progresses, it unveils the many horrors that were experienced or witnessed during the war, and the long term effects it has. “Life is simply is one continual watch against the menace of death;-it has transformed us into unthinking animals in order to give us the weapon of instinct.” Remarque uses animals to convey that the hardships of the sometimes forces humans to revert to primitive instinct, similar to the ways that animals behave. Animal brains are unable to experience the complicated thoughts and emotions that humans do, they only…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

    Throughout history conflicts between countries has been solved by war. One of the most famous wars in history, World War I, was a disastrous, life-changing event for millions of people. All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, tells what war is like through the eyes of Paul Baumer. He experiences the hardship of war at the young age of nineteen. Him and his school friends, persuaded to go to battle by their school teacher, undergo stressful events no man of their age should have…

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  • Analysis Of Erich Maria Remarque´s All Quiet On The Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, takes place on the Western Front of World War I. The narrator and main character of the book is Paul Baumer, a nineteen-year-old boy who fights for the German forces. The book follows the lives of Paul and his fellow schoolmates who have all enlisted in the German forces with the encouragement of their schoolmaster, Kantorek. Throughout the book, we follow their lives and deaths and everything in-between. We are introduced to the horrors…

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  • Erich Maria Remarque: A Brief Analysis

    It’s not often that a single man can make such an impact on the world’s perception of a fundamental part life. Erich Maria Remarque, the author of many controversial war-themed novels, was able to expose the world to the true horrors of war. Having fought in the trenches during World War I, young Remarque found out the extent to which men will fight and kill. Like many others in his generation, the trenches swallowed up a young man, and spit out a wise and broken warrior. Remarque’s battlefield…

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  • Who Is Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

    Erich Maria Remarque's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, reflects life within death, propaganda's lie, and how Erich's life is similar to Paul's. Paul is the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front and he endures the most horrid war our nation had ever gone through, World War I. It was the war of wars, it is the cause of World War II and it was a battle for life throughout the miles upon miles of trenches. Paul's view of World War I is similar to Remarque's because the author's…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Summary

    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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  • Vergissmeinnicht And All Quiet On The Western Front, By Keith Douglas And Eric Remarque

    War; a state of armed conflict between different nations or states. World War I, commonly known as “The Great War”, took the meaning of the word ‘war’ to a whole new level. The War destroyed a generation of men, physically and mentally, through it’s barbarity and failure to acknowledge the similarities between “enemies”. New technologies, nationalism, and militarism introduced an uprising of not only violence but a response in literature. Authors such as Keith Douglas and Erich Maria Remarque…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Thesis

    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 soldiers to grow up by destroying their identity, youth, and innocence. In order to be a good soldier, a person must…

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  • Review Of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

    “All Quiet on the Western Front”, written by Erich Maria Remarque visualizes the personal thoughts and witnessed horrors of WWI through the eyes of a German Soldier named Paul Baulmer. When the story begins Paul is one of few left from a company of 150 soldiers. His friend Hemmerich is dying in the hospital with an amputated leg and his friends are fighting for who gets his nice boots since he will not need both with only one leg. Paul, barely an adult witnesses horrors on the battlefield and…

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  • What Are The Effects Of All Quiet On The Western Front

    Effects of the war, specifically the front lines, are shown significantly through the historical novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque. The author displays the development of Paul, the narrator through World War I, through the story as he encounters the front, and how it can change someone’s life forever. Soldiers endure countless hours of pure war. The effects of the front can bring abandonment in their life and them wanting no one. It is very dehumanizing and…

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