Rainer Maria Rilke

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Symbolism

    In “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Erich Maria Remarque tells a story about a young soldier, Paul Baumer and his journey in World War I and the traumatic events he and other soldiers faced. Paul and his friends willing joined the army because of the persuasion of a teacher they looked up to, and trusted. They went from boys, to men, in this war. Paul and his friends face many brutalities throughout the war; they struggled and they learned to survive. Many struggles were caused by a…

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  • The Importance Of Good And Bad Leaders In All Quiet On The Western Front

    In the First World War soldiers had experiences with both good and bad leaders. In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque explores the idea that leaders can be competent and kind or clueless and bitter. In this novel, Paul Bäumer deals with many different leaders which he has both positive and negative feelings towards. As the story progresses, Paul begins to realize that there are both good and bad leaders, and he gives them respect only if he feels that they truly…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Friendship Analysis

    ‘Opposites attract’ is an old adage that society generally considers true. But when people are constantly told to make friends or find others with similar interests, do opposites really attract? People tend to expect from others what they can expect of themselves. In the world today, this is how friendships form. Although some may believe that friends do not hold enough power to influence individuals, it is not uncommon that the people one surrounds themselves with are the type of people they…

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  • Summary Of All Quiet On The Western Front

    Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is a chilling story about the drastic hardships and brutality of war. The novel follows the narration of a young solider, Paul Bäumer, through his experiences as a German soldier throughout the First World War. Paul is introduced along with his fellow soldiers. The reader is soon introduced to Paul’s first personal loss of Kemmerich. Following the first bombardment, the young soldiers realize the true nature of war and the atrocity that it is…

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  • Analysis Of Empire Of The West By John Ciardi

    This poem dramatizes the conflict between a young man in the military and the ever approaching abyss of death. The speaker talks about a man named Arthur who died in combat. He argues that America is symbolized as all those who have died fighting for the country. The poem is most likely told from the point of view of a man who served in the military, and whose friend was brought back from combat in a coffin. Knowing that the author, John Ciardi, was a gunner in the U.S. Army Air Forces during…

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  • Theme Of Pride In All Quiet On The Western Front

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that human pride causes human pain. Whether this is the pain of soldiers in vain battle, the pain of individuals isolated by social statuses and social demands, or the pain of young boys in shallow, barren graves, pride causes it by blinding us to the humanity of others and convincing us to accept their pain and our own pain in the pursuit of avarice. The breadth of pride 's effect on humanity is apparent in its thematic presence throughout literature. In…

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  • A Separate Peace Theme

    According to HG Wells, “If we don't end war, war will end us” (Things to Come). In A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, the main character Gene struggles with the wars around him. Gene struggles at Devon, an all boys preparatory school during the World War II era. At Devon, Gene faces the struggle of finding peace and many conflicts throughout the story along with the other boys, Brinker Hadley a natural born leader, Phineas his sporty best friend, and Quackenbush a dislikeable crew team captain.…

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  • Suffering In Enrich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

    Enrich Maria Remarque’s book ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ features Paul Bäumer, a 20-year old German soldier who represents a whole generation of men that history refers to as the ‘Lost Generation.’ Through his character, the author tells a story of men who were destroyed by what is referred to as ‘The Great War.’ For instance, in chapter 2, Paul attempts to describe the difference between his generation and that of the older soldiers and notes that the older soldiers had a life before the…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Kemmerich's Boots Analysis

    In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, the most prominent symbol are Kemmerich’s boots. The boots symbolize more than one aspect in the novel, which develops into major theme. The footwear can symbolize death, the sacrifice of emotions during war, and cheapness of life in the battlefield. Once the soldier Kemmerich dies, his boots are taken and worn by Müller, then worn by Paul, the protagonist of the story. Müller’s time with the boots were short and dies painfully.…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Quotes Analysis

    Paul’s Lost Generation World War I had a great effect on the lives of Paul Baumer and the young men of his generation. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is a novel about several classmates who represent a generation destroyed by trenches and warfare. Their enlistment was encouraged by their school teacher, in whom they trusted. When Paul Baumer and a couple classmates are encouraged to go to war by their school teacher. They don’t experience life but only war, they became…

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