Rainer Maria Rilke

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  • The Pearl By John Steinbeck Literary Analysis

    It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And in John Steinbeck’s novella The Pearl, beauty becomes evil and destructive. The pearl of beauty and value is found by a poor man named Kino and his life is changed forever when it corrupts him. The pearl is a tragedy disguised as a fortune, although Kino is unaware of that. Throughout the novel, Kino’s perspective on life changes as he copes with his resolutions of his internal conflicts. At the beginning of the story, the two…

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  • The Pearl Ending Essay

    In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, the ending is very tragic. The blame for the ending ultimately falls on Kino, but several other factors combined with his own actions lead to it. For instance, his decision to turn down the pearl buyers’ offers (when it was their fault for offering such a low amount), when he killed the man who attempted to steal his pearl (even when it was the other man’s fault for assaulting him), and when the trackers followed the trio and were unable to fend off one man.…

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

    the daily soldier goes through, however, all these forgotten and unmentioned actions are described through the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque where he depicts…

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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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