Maria Licciardi

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  • The Pearl Symbolism

    William Vargas Who knew a pearl could cause so much trouble? The Pearl was written by John Steinbeck. The main characters are Kino, Juana, and Coyotito. The Pearl takes place in La Paz, Mexico about the family life of Kino, his wife Juana, and their son Coyotito. A scorpion crawls onto Coyotito’s shoulder and Stings him. Kino searches desperately to find a Pearl on his canoe. Later on in the story Kino’s family get in a lot trouble with the village people because they want that Pearl. The…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Character Analysis

    Erich Maria Remarque’s war novel, ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ features a character who appears to have a great vulnerability about them. The main character, a German soldier by the name of Paul Bäumer, uses a very strong survival instinct as a measure to stay alive during the Great War but seems to lose this after going on leave to visit his family. The novel follows Paul and the rest of the Second Company as they go from their barracks, to the Front line for the very first time and the…

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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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  • How Does Steinbeck Characterize Kino's Greed

    According to an online article, greed is driven by deprivation which is caused by a need for something that is inaccessible. When Kino discovers the pearl, he thinks that he has salvaged his family from an unruly lifestyle. However, Kino consistently focused on obtaining the maximum amount of money he can when he sells the pearl for the medicine to save his son, which further introduced that Kino is greedy for money. Early in the novel, the author suggests that “It is not good to want a thing…

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

    Herbert Hoover once said, “Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die” (War Quotes). Erich Remarque, the author of All Quiet on the Western Front, wrote the novel to show parts of war that one can only understand with a similar struggle, including the cowardice of the older generation, the horrors of war, and the effects war has on the soldiers. War is hard to understand by those who have not experienced it. “Yet paradoxically, we are greater removed from the fighting now…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Film Analysis

    All Quiet on the Western Front, directed by Lewis Milestone, is a harrowing Anti-War movie depicting the horrors of World War I through the eyes of German schoolboys turned recruits. It stars popular actors from the time period, such as Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, and John Wray. It follows the life of a young soldier and his friends who voluntarily joined the war because of how gratifying and heroic their professor made it seem as he pressured them to fulfill their “patriotic duty”. They witnessed…

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  • What Is The Message Of All Quiet On The Western Front

    In his book, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque is characterizing a young generation who lost everything in the Great War. He describes how Paul the main character, and his comrades perish one by one to the brutality of the war. The author describes how they become more dehumanized, as they fight endlessly for nothing. Because in many of the fiercest battles of the war, there is hardly any territory won or lost, yet the casualties are huge. Finally, the book has an anti-war…

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

    Erich Maria Remarque is perhaps one of the greatest German novelists in the early twentieth century. He was born on June 22, 1898, in Osnabruck, Germany. He received U.S. citizenship in 1947, but preferred to live in Europe until he died on September 25, 1970, in Locarno, Switzerland at the age of seventy-two. His famous novel All Quiet on the Western Front was first published in 1928 in the German newspaper Vossische Zeitung and published in a book form later in 1929. Because of the nature of…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Rhetorical Analysis

    Death by Instincts: An Examination of Soldiers Turning Towards their Animal Halves Out in the wild animals rely on their instincts to survive, either escaping from a predator or fighting for their lives. In WWI, humans often turned over their consciousness to these animal instincts to keep alive and win their fight. While this exchange seemed to keep them alive, it actually killed the soldiers internally. These soldiers’ mental undoing were documented after WWI in All Quiet on the Western Front…

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  • Nationalism In Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

    flourished on the nationalism in the early 1900’s of its people, ready to encounter an attack at any moment and any time. People forget the decision of war until they are in the flame of its fire. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque explains his war experience in World War 1 through a character, Paul Bumer—a kind and sensitive man. While in school, he used to write poems. Paul’s teacher brainwashed him and other students. He convinced them, by the idea of glory,…

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