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

    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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  • 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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  • Ball Turret Gunner Paraphrase

    In “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” the usage of metaphors and imagery throughout Jarrell’s poem helps the reader understand the overall theme of how war can cause death and wreak havoc in a young person, how can be a struggle for the soldier’s family, and how disappointing it is when a man doesn’t reach his full potential in life because of being forced to go to war. Jarrell uses key words throughout his poem to show us how war can be a terrible thing, especially for the young people…

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  • The Struggles Of Soldiers Faced In Homer's Odyssey By Homer

    Thousands of people join our military and risk their lives to fight for their country. After many years of fighting in war soldiers are no longer who they used to be. When they return home they are looked at, treated badly, and are not given the treatment needed to recover. The struggles and obstacles these veterans face on their journey home and once they arrive forever face. In the epic poem, Odyssey by Homer, it shows the obstacles a soldier has to face on their journey. Odysseus and his men…

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