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  • Summary Of Imagery In All Quiet On The Western Front

    Published in 1928, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is a noteworthy novel that illustrates the ordeals of Paul Baumer, a young German soldier who is deployed at the Western Front. Paul, who acts as the primary narrator for the novel, precisely elucidates several tragedies that he and his comrades witness as a result of violence inflicted by war. His comrades, which include Kat, Muller, Albert, and Kemmerich, help Paul overcome multiple obstacles such as the horrors of the war. Despite these unfortunate situations regarding the war, the relationships, especially that of Paul and his comrades, are exemplified as a result of fighting alongside each other. Throughout the novel, Remarque meticulously describes several situations about Paul and Kat’s relationship by using detailed images and phrases through imagery in order to convey the significantly positive effects that war has on the relationships amongst soldiers. As the novel progresses, Remarque uses impeccable descriptions and sensory details to showcase the ever-growing friendly intimacy between Kat and Paul to represent how their time at war as expanded the formerly weak relationship. In the middle of the novel, Paul and Kat hunt for geese in order to feed on it. While in the shed, sitting comfortably around the fire eating the goose that Paul had captured, Paul feels a sudden leap in friendly intimacy with Kat as he narrates, “We are two men, two minute sparks of life; outside is the night and…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Summary

    Hemmelstoss. This man was the cruelest drill Sargent in their regiment that enforced large amounts of punishments for the smallest misdeeds done. The next grueling experience for the troops was when they had to fight in the trenches. The trenches did not suppress the loud bangs from bombs, or provide a safe escape route if needed, for these trenches are only somewhat helpful. Even though their moral does not drop, Paul and his regiment are in misery and disarray when they lose fellow soldiers.…

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  • What Are The Effects Of All Quiet On The Western Front

    Effects of the war, specifically the front lines, are shown significantly through the historical novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque. The author displays the development of Paul, the narrator through World War I, through the story as he encounters the front, and how it can change someone’s life forever. Soldiers endure countless hours of pure war. The effects of the front can bring abandonment in their life and them wanting no one. It is very dehumanizing and…

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  • Dehumanization In All Quiet On The Western Front

    In All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque’s anti-war novel, and Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi’s own graphic memoir, Paul Baumer and Marji live in unfavorable environments, permanently shaping their beliefs and identities. During World War I, Paul fights on the Western Front where the war dehumanizes him. Before Baumer serves in the cruel war, he is blinded by the glory he is told he will receive by entering Germany’s army. However, after months of witnessing inhumanely killed…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque: An Analysis

    The novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front” written by Erich Maria Remarque, follows the story of a young German soldier named Paul, who is fighting on the western front , along with his friends. A the story progresses, it unveils the many horrors that were experienced or witnessed during the war, and the long term effects it has. “Life is simply is one continual watch against the menace of death;-it has transformed us into unthinking animals in order to give us the weapon of instinct.” Remarque…

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  • Theme Of Irony In All Quiet On The Western Front

    paragraphs of the novel are ironic: “He fell in October 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front” (Remarque 224). The fact that the title is revealed this late says something about the price of lying that the war is good and noble. Furthermore, “He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Rhetorical Analysis

    Millions of young men have gone through life-altering experiences in their time in World War I. In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Bäumer, a 19-year-old German soldier, narrates his personal memoirs of this war. As he is forced to mature from a young boy to an experienced warrior in order to survive, Paul is left permanently scarred from the throes of war and his attitude towards life is forever changed. Paul is used as an example for all of the young soldiers…

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  • The Drummer Boy Of Sloh Character Analysis

    he is the youngest and he cannot defend himself like the soldiers. He feels very insignificant. He only has a drum and drumsticks and they have guns. The General talks to Joby and convinces him that he is important and make himself feel good to have him go into the war. In ¨An episode of war¨,written by Stephen Crane is about a lieutenant. He is also at a military camp with his soldiers. He is serving them beverages and all of a sudden gets hit by a oncoming bullet. The lieutenant gets hit in…

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  • Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet

    straight into the war after graduating high school, he had no past life to return back home to (Yearley 2136). Remarque felt as if though writing All Quiet would soothe away all they pain World War I left on him. The purpose of Remarque witting this novel was to help pay tribute to a generation of men who were mentally and physically destroyed by the war (Luckert 1227-1228). The main character, Paul Baumer, and Erich Maria Remarque are similar because of their experiences while in combat…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front: An Analysis

    lost. He realizes “We are not youth any longer. We don’t want to take the world by storm… we were eighteen and had just begun to love life and the world; and we had it shot to pieces… We are cut of from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer. We believe in the war.” Paul understands that war strips away a person’s personality. How can they improve and love their lives, if all they know is death and destruction? Paul is explaining that the difference between…

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