Rainer Maria Rilke

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

    In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, symbols are used to help better the understanding of the idea of how the brutal ways of the war have affected the soldiers by making them change their views and morals helping them survive the war. There are many cases in which objects and ideas have been symbolized to demonstrate the theme. Remarques boots, the horses, and the potato cakes are some of the symbols Remarque has used to manifest the theme. Wars all over the world are still…

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  • The Pearl Theme Essay

    The story Pearl by John Steinbeck takes place on the California Peninsula. Kino’s kid Coyotito got stung by a scorpion and he needs a doctor but his parents Kino and Juana don’t have the money. Kino then finds the great pearl of the world in the sea and he thinks of the things he could do with it and get. The big theme of this story is don't let greed get to you. Kino shows this theme throughout the story and this pearl messed up his life since he let the greed of it get to him. I think…

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

    Change In the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front”, Erich Remarque shows that the war forced change. It is a recurring theme in the novel for things to be different than they used to be. Whether it was a change in men or relationships, the author showed how the soldiers were forced to adapt to the reality of the war. The war robs men of their previous selves by ripping away everything that they once were. A perfect example of this is when Paul says “We are not youth any longer...We were…

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  • War Trauma

    War Trauma; The Influence it Placed on Remarque’s Writing “On the threshold of life, they faced an abyss of death…” (A.W. Wheen, as quoted in All Quiet on the Western Front) Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front represents an idea of loss of innocence. Soldiers during this time period are at the “threshold” of their lives, as quoted by Wheen, to only face the brutal horrors of war. The horrors of the war steal the innocence away from these young men without them even knowing. These…

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  • Soldier's Heart Character Analysis

    Soldier’s Heart Essay~ Gary Paulsen Is Life in the army what Charley expected? No it wasn’t what Charley expected. Nobody thought it Would be so bad. All of the politicians and newspapers said it would be a month or two, no longer than that. They said it would be over by the fall.So, Charley thought why not? Charley joined the volunteer army at 15, And came out at 23. He enlisted in the Union Army during the civil war, saying it will be more exciting than a…

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  • Suicide In The Trenches Critical Analysis

    20 million wounded; the survivors were left to live with the effects of being dehumanized because of all the death they saw. Within three great works about WWI, “Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sassoon, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway, there is an universal idea of the dehumanizing aspect of war is shown during the war, at home, and after the war. “Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sassoon, tells about how the men at war…

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  • The Poet As Hero Analysis

    World War I gave birth to many stories, and with those stories came many pieces of literature. Some of the main ones include All Quiet on the Western Front, a book by Erich Maria Remarque, “The Poet as Hero”, a poem by Siegfried Sassoon and “Who’s for the Game”, a poem by Jessie Pope. These literary pieces had some key differences. Although Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Sassoon’s “The Poet as Hero”, and Pope’s “Who’s for the Game” all shared their opinions on how soldiers should…

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  • The Pearl Man Vs Man

    As many people grow up and age or have major events happen in their life they begin to grow up or mature. This has people develop a respect for certain things or a sense of dignity for themselves. It helps them make better choices in life. Scott O’Dell uses man versus self as a form of conflict in his novel, The Black Pearl, to show how Ramon starts to grow through realizations in his life and how others act to him and how others react around him. This establishes a sense of growing up and…

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  • The Pearl Greed Essay

    Greed is a force that can destroy any man, especially if it is allowed to blind one from his main priority. When a luminous object was discovered by the shores of La Paz, what many considered a blessing became a family's worst nightmare, as illustrated in John Steinbeck’s novel The Pearl. Kino, a hardworking pearl diver, is transformed from a noble and caring father, into a vicious like animal. In the town of La Paz, Kino, an impoverished native, is a simple person driven by his adoration…

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  • Character Analysis: All Quiet On The Western Front

    World War I was the war to end all wars. Many young men went of to war filled with romantic notions of war and patriotism for their country. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, we meet Paul Baumer, the narrator of the story. Paul and his friends were convinced by parents and teachers, that they had a duty their country. Their duty was to enlist in the Army and fight in the war. They came to realize, these people they trusted had betrayed them. War has come at…

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