All Quiet on the Western Front is a story, in which it allows people to know the true horrors of war. Throughout the story and in Erich Maria Remarque’s writing he uses many literary devices to emphasize what he experienced and the emotions he felt. The devices that he used are used in order to help the readers understand his experience and emphasize the theme of his war novel. Throughout this essay, I will show you a few of the literary devices used within the novel that emphasized the theme, the brutality of war. Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism.
Not because he was bragging about his achievements, but because he actually achieved something that the people could respect and stand behind. Quiet people are often the most powerful because they lead their people by examples instead of words. The majority of To Kill A Mockingbird’s characters are very inspirational characters by not only what they say, but also what they do, like when Dolphus Raymond acts like a drunk so the town has a reason for his actions. The same goes for Emma Watson. Although she’s in the news for movies or for UN business she tends to stay out of the spotlight.
People’s personalities are often the result of the environment that they’re in. Harsh environments such as war can foster negative personality traits in people. You see examples of this in the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. In the novel, Paul Bӓumer is a 19 year old soldier in the German army during World War I. During the story he has to learn how to deal with the harshness of war.
Throughout war and particularly World War 1, soldiers may encounter atrocious, terrifying experiences that sometimes no one could even imagine possible. War’s brutality overall can be extremely damaging to those who have served, with the loss of comrades and scaring deaths, potentially causing psychological damage. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the group of men fighting and struggling for their country together overtime develop a special, strong bond with each other. When going through similar types of experiences, they are easily able to understand one another and eventually love and trust with a extreme bond like no other. The main character Paul Baumer and comrade Katczinsky especially express a powerful brotherhood, shown in many occasions.
Closer than Brothers As the Scottish actor Jack Lowden once said, “If you speak to any soldier, even now, they say they are fighting for their friends. It always ends up that they 're fighting for the man next to them.” Soldiers become extremely close to “the man next to them” during the destruction and harsh conditions of war, and this is prominently displayed all throughout Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Narrator and protagonist Paul Bäumer, along with his comrades, including Tjaden, Müller, Albert Kropp, Franz Kemmerich, Haie Westhus, and Detering, constantly support one another while out on the front, in the hospital, and throughout the war. Most of them went to the same school before enlisting, but their bonds grew and strengthened during the war, as conveyed by them often referring to each other as if they were brothers. The leader of their small group, Stanislaus “Kat” Katczinsky, acts as a mentor and father figure to them, but especially to Paul.
Sassoon was able to fight in May 1915. He was depressed because of the war but that did not stop him from doing his duty, for that courage he was a well-known man. Because of the fact that he appeared to be completely fearless; his friends called him “Mad Jack”. In Sassoon’s poem he gives descriptions that show the state of the soldier. In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel about Paul, a young German man who fights for the army on the French front in World War I. Paul and his classmates joined the German army after listening to the patriotic speeches of their teacher. After experiencing brutal training at the hands of the cruel Corporal Himmelstoss and brutality of life on the French front, Paul and his comrades have realized that the ideals of patriotism for which they enlisted are clichés. As a result, Paul and his friends no longer believe that war is glorious and they live in constant fear of death. "The abyss" to which Bäumer fears his thoughts will lead is the end of the World War I which has destroyed the lives of his comrades and his life predicated on a misconstrue
The novel primarily focuses on one of the schoolboys, Paul Bäumer, and the terrible tragedies Bäumer suffers throughout the war. Before Remarque’s novel, many war novels focused on the patriotism and welfare of war, omitting the dark reality that was
Also in the book you can see more character development. Even though the film was not exactly like the book the director did a great job, and this still is one of my favorite movies. Percy Jackson and the lightning thief was an incredible book and movie. Though the movie forgot a couple things it was still an amazing film. I would recommend both.
Impressions on the novel The novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, portrays a very realistic life of a soldier during WWI. One of the many images that made an impression was when Paul’s friend Kemmerich died while crying. This left a big impression because Kemmerich was not much older than any of the seniors in high school. It was more emotional because Paul watched as his friend died in front of him while crying and Paul could not do anything for Kemmerich as he was dying slowly. Another image in the novel is when the enemies bombed and gassed the soldiers.
Brutality and images of war are abundant in this book, giving the story a feeling of reality. From the first few pages, it reveals that Second Company has made it out of a battle, losing close to half their men. Soon after, we see a detailed description of Kemmerich’s death, a fellow soldier injured and amputated before the beginning of the story. The way his fellow soldiers reacted, not with apathy yet not with unbridled misery, immediately sets the tone for the book. Other scenes throughout the
All quite in the western front was a very good war book. For people like me who have never experienced the horrors of being in battle during war, this book painted a good picture of what it was like being in battle. The emotional trauma that these men had to endure, words cannot express what they must have been through. The book All quite in the western front had many traits that it expressed in it such as loss, despair, and alienation. Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed.