Irony in Remarque 's, All Quiet on the Western Front Some historians and people describe World War I as “The Great War,” a label that must be ironic to those who have fought it and lost their friends and family. Erich Maria Remarque 's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, narrates the lives of several young soldiers, Paul, Tjaden, Albert and Müller, among others, who enlisted to defend the German lines. Their schoolteachers encouraged them to enlist by stressing the nobility of and courage in serving and protecting the nation. However, deep in the trenches, Paul and his friends rapidly learn the difference between what they had been taught about the war and what the war itself has taught them.
“The Little Regiment” written by naturalist Stephen Crane in 1896, is an American Civil War short story. This American author is well known for his descriptive, figurative and sensory language use. Language he uses in the story impacts meaning, evokes emotion and overall develops the theme. The story follows a military regiment during the American Civil war and the protagonists of the story are two brothers named Billie and Dan. The brothers argue all the time and they seem to despise each other, yet they protect each other and secretly care for each other’s well being.
The only thing to distract them from this is dreaming, imagining and pretending that you are somewhere else. In All Quiet on the Western Front, soldiers who endure months of trench warfare. This violence shapes the soldiers' concept of life and of dreams. The soldiers dream in order to stay sane.
While Paul continued to fight in the war to protect his fellow comrades in All Quiet on the Western Front, Junger was motivated by pure patriotism to fight for his country in The Storm of Steel. Both young men were patriotic and valued their comrades in each of the novels. Both Remarque and Junger had comradeship and patriotism to help get through the difficulty and stressful times. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque describes many scenes that involve comradeship among the young soldiers.
The memoirs of this book try to convey and inform you about real problems in the world and that we need to step in. My honest opinion about A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah is that this book was amazing, I loved it because it 's like a testimony I think Ishmael Beah wrote this not just to inform you but to get over his pain from his past but sometimes you can’t get over your past sometimes the scars aren’t just on you body but in your head too. Everyone suffers but not like Ishmael did for years he suffered and he had to kill. In ways I can connect to the suffering but not to the war part this book no matter who you are you might able to connect to this book in some way it tell the truth about life. I think people in the war might like the book, mostly males ages 17-21, privileged societies that can hear what 's really going on in
and I’m being split in half’” (Hinton 175). As a peacemaker, Soda can’t stand it when his brothers fight, and it makes him feel as though he is being torn in two. He is brave to express what he has endured to his brothers and to bond his family together, and that courage is one of many things that makes him a hero. Along with being brave and pulling his family together, Soda is constantly displaying his relentless compassion.
In Walt Whitman’s “By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame” we see the poem being narrated from the perspective of a soldier in war who is settled on the floor as a procession winds around him. This soldier has experienced horrifying events from the battles and has lost many things because of it; nevertheless he continues the fight and soothes himself with thoughts of his loved. Whitman uses the word procession three different times in this poem and they all refer to the same type of procession because of the homogeneous terms he uses to describe each, because of the events he describes around him and his reference to the procession as thoughts. They all refer to the same procession because of the almost identical terms he uses to describe each.
Eliezer and his father rely on one another to survive through the Holocaust. Together they encounter the cruelty of the Nazis, the lack of compassion from the prisoners, as well as the difficulty of simply surviving. They remain strong together unlike other father-son relationships seen in the novel. A majority of the prisoners gravitate towards self preservation while Eliezer chooses to remain with his father. Eliezer does exhibit ambivalence in continuing to help his father because the conditions of the Holocaust continually make it harder to make others a priority than oneself.
What terrific influence a war caused is not the devastation of splendid constructions and the recessions of participated countries but the devastation of a whole generation of people. There are people who devoted their whole youth to the war; the guns in their hands, the bullets they had shoots, and the people they killed would be eternally existing in their memories. The horrible memories would never fade away as the war ends.
Never before had a war lasted so long or with such a terrible and destructive death toll. It brought in the new century with an unconscious amount of violence, death, and gore. In Erich Maria Remarque 's war novel "All Quiet on the Western Front," a young man by the name of Paul Baumer remembers and retells his personal story as a German soldier in World War I. Although his accounts are based on a fabricated idea they are based on an actuality that many men had to genuinely endure during their fight front experiences in World War I. There are a large number of themes and ideas in this novel that range from the overall depiction of World War I to the personal struggle of a soldier in comparison to what the people from back home believes what is happening during the war.
In comparison to Dix, Remarque 's All Quiet on the Western Front depicts soldiers who are used to fighting on the front line; forcing them to forget how to adjust into a civilized society considering the horrors they face on a daily basis. Soldiers ' are familiar with their obligations on the front line as opposed to when they enter the real world after the war. Remarque includes a passage in which Paul, the protagonist of the novel, fights against his own conscience, reconnects with human morals, and ultimately concludes that war is real and that he must learn to adapt to it. After Paul stabs a Frenchman, he immediately questions if he would 've committed the killing if it were his loved ones, which uncovers his guilt built up inside of him. The author states, "Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?
George Armstrong Custer’s role in the Civil War Dallin Hodgkin Mountain View High School What does a man have to do to leave a mark in world history? What kind of man does he have to be?
He constantly wondered about his officers’ intentions. Friends and foes were always betraying him. He breathed life into his ideals and goals. His commitment to creating a place he believed to be fair and just was a lifelong commitment. Bills, arguments, disease, complications of all sorts, and everyday life in general dangling in front of him always taunting him.
The book All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, has many apparent themes throughout it. One of the main themes is the Lost Generation. It is defined as, by dictionary.com, as “the generation reaching maturity during and just after World War I, a high proportion of whose men were killed during those years”. The novel is set during World War I, focusing on young men fighting for Germany. All Quiet on the Western Front emphasizes the Lost Generation because of how it focuses on how the soldiers were affected mentally and physically at such a young age.
Erich Maria Remarque was a man who had lived through the terrors of war, serving since he was eighteen. His first-hand experience shines through the text in his famous war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, which tells the life of young Paul Bäumer as he serves during World War 1. The book was, and still is, praised to be universal. The blatant show of brutality, and the characters’ questioning of politics and their own self often reaches into the hearts of the readers, regardless of who or where they are. Brutality and images of war are abundant in this book, giving the story a feeling of reality.