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    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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    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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    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 was born in Osnabruck, Germany in 1897. His family always was poor, so both him, his two sisters, mother and father had to go move often during his childhood. Erich attended the university of Münster, and initially wanted to become an elementary teacher, but towards the end of world war one he was drafted into the army during the November of 1916 together with some of his class mates. After a period of training they sent him in western front were he and his friends took part…

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    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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    Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is an anti-war novel expressing the views of an average World War I soldier named Paul. Erich Maria Remarque uses an assortment of voice elements to create tone. In the passage on the preceding page, Paul describes his surroundings on the front. The tone of the excerpt is presented to be emotionless and overwhelming. An example of a voice element that has a large role in the tone is diction. Diction is used in the excerpt by the use of the…

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    Merriam-Webster defines the term motif as a “usually recurring salient thematic element (as in the arts); especially : a dominant idea or central theme” (“Motif”). In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, the author Erich Maria Remarque mentions two principle motifs which are comradeship and lost generation. The novel follows a young solider, Paul Bäumer, and his comrades throughout their journey at the front of World War I. The soldiers experience many horrors throughout their time in the…

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    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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    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 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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