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    Western Front Heroism

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    Throughout Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, which is placed in World War One, it is evident that the German soldiers frequently dealt with loss. In various scenarios, Paul Baümer, the protagonist, is faced with loss, whether it is the realization that they have lost their youthhood and innocence, or whereas in many situations where he experiences his fellow comrades die and evokes emotions of sadness and woe. However, it is not the singular notion of loss that affects them, since their loss of innocence or youthhood does not cause melancholy. It is the experience of the loss of companions and comrades that affect them most. Though emotions of sympathy and sadness are typically unassociated with the Germans of the First World…

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    All Quiet On The Western Front In the novel, All Quiet On The Western Front, by Erich Remarque is about a soldier’s experience in World War One. Basically it is about Paul and his group of friends that go through World War one and write about how they felt and all the events that happened during that time. Though there was a lot of themes that popped up in this novel, I am going to tell you about the Lost Generation caused by World War One. Lost Generation played a big theme in this novel. It…

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    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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    things throughout the war, not just the fighting; terrible sights, agonizing pain, hunger, fatigue, and they also face a battle with their own mind. Each war brings its own conflicts. The similarities in the hardships that soldiers faced in the Vietnam war and World War I is immense. The two wars differentiae as well. They faced many of the same struggles; harsh weather conditions, scarce amounts of foods, protection, and post-war distress symptoms. The soldiers face constant physical danger.…

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    War will take its toll on a soldier. In the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque, the soldiers of Second Company come out of the war damaged in many ways which are almost unpreventable. Their bodies are hurt, their minds are full of fear and they are eventually molded to think that being surrounded death is a normal day to day thing. The soldiers relationships with people and places are destroyed their generation is lost. War leaves them alone and afraid. Some people…

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    lose their innocence, much like those we see in All Quiet on the Western Front. Nationalism plays a key role in premature responsibility and pressure on these men. Propaganda influences soldiers and their feelings towards the war, which they will later realize to be false. The final contribution to soldiers’ loss of innocence is the contrast of the front and life back home. The illusion of nationalism among citizens blinds young men into enlisting. The government tells civilians that their…

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    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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    Do you think that Paul can justly claim to speak for the younger generation when he talks about the effects of the war? Personally, I think that he can speak justly for his entire generation about the effects of the war. I think this because of how large of an impact World War I had on the world. So many people were displaced, suffered losses, and died in general. The land where the battles were fought were ravaged and littered with hastily buried men and massive craters. The soldiers were under…

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    In All Quiet on the Western Front Remarque shows a prime example of the German side of world war one. Remarque shows his views through the character Paul Bäumer who is a German soldier who is assigned at the front line. In All quiet in the western front the life in the trenches are unbearable, Paul’s life made a complete turnaround, and the influential people in his squad are the reason he stayed alive as long as he did. World War one which started in July of 1994 lasted four years ending in…

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    Western Front Themes

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    Erich Maria Remarque wrote All Quiet on the Western Front in 1929, after Remarque had served in the trenches for the Germans during World War I. The book quickly became a bestseller throughout the world, with many people claiming the main appeal was the realism. Due to the realism of war in All Quiet on the Western Front, many governments banned or edited it, so that their populace and military wouldn’t be demoralized if they ever went to war again. This was largely caused by the underlying…

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