The results of this is greater than the victory of war, or the thrill of defying death. It is the glue which holds the men together, the “______” Comradeship improves the relationships between the men, give them a sense of trustworthiness and honesty with each other. Paul depends on not just his comrades, but their voices, to guide him through the deep dark
They were O’Brien’s friends during the fight and they were all but numbers after the war, or distant memories. The themes of the novel are the importance of paying homage friends and honoring their sacrifice are prevalent throughout. One example that describes how O’Brien paid homage to his friends resides in Norman Bowker, one of O’Brien’s close friends. Norman Bowker was not as outgoing as many other men in O'Brien's platoon, but Bowker did have a good personality and he was a good friend.
Erich Maria Remarque, a World War I veteran, took his own personal war experience to paper, which resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed anti-war movement novels of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front. The voice of the novel, Paul Baumer, describes his daily life as a soldier during the First World War. Through the characters he creates in the novel, Remarque addresses his own issues with the war. Specifically, Remarque brings to light the idea of the “Iron Youth,” the living conditions in the trenches, and the sense of detachment soldiers feel, among other things. Therefore, All Quiet on the Western Front criticizes the sense of nationalism, which war tends to create among citizens by quickly diminishing any belief regarding it as a glorious and courageous act.
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.
From 1914 to 1918 World War One occurred due to the murder of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, by a Serbian group named the Black Hand. Additionally, several powerful countries, including Germany, France, and Britain, established a series of alliances that amplifies the size of the war. Likewise, the war expanded by the strong nationalist beliefs of each country, therefore a countless amount of men desired to fight the war, in order to support their country. This sense of nationalism is a theme explored throughout Erich Maria Remarque's novel All Quiet on the Western Front, through the lense of a young German Soldier. The protagonist, Paul, a 19 year old soldier, explores the horrors of war through strong comradeship, the death of companions,
World War I was a difficult time for every country involved, despite the agenda being pushed forward. More often than not you hear of the struggles and triumphs of Americans, British, or any of the their allies. “All Quiet on the Western Front” provides its audience with some insight into a group of young German friends who were fighting for Germany during World War I.This paper will discuss plot,setting,major themes and the main purposes of the film. Additionally it will be evaluated on quality, interest and the use of literary techniques. It will further more be evaluated by its accuracy,strengths and weaknesses.
Another way the soldiers showed comradeship was protecting each other during combat. Paul was trapped in a shell hole with enemies shooting low from the trenches, but when he heard his friends he felt safer. "Now I hear muffled voices. To judge by the tone that might be Kat talking.
Many of them are scattered throughout the book but the main ones are, Ill equipped men sent to fight in battle, the advancements of modern warfare, and the effects of war on a person. The men were sent to battle with weak coats and even weaker shoes. He used the advancements of modern warfare to tell how it can destroy the world in a very small amount of time. The effects of war on a person are used to illustrate that it is not the fantasy that most war books are made out to be. Overall, Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut is a very good example of a juvenalian satire because; the main object is mockery of the United States government and war in
These are all devices that are vital in portraying the overall theme of the brutality of war, in All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the main literary devices used in All Quiet on the Western Front is imagery. An example of this is when Detering, Paul and, his friends become pale and sick at hearing
The poems “ Dulce et Decorum Est” By Wilfred Owen and “Who’s for the Game” By Jessie Pope, were both written during World War I but both poems transmit a different opinion on the war. In Wilfred’s poem, the poem is named after the Roman poet Horace, meaning “It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country” Wilfred goes again this meaning when talking about the war in his poem. Wilfred thinks of war as dreadful the worst thing ever, almost like as if it 's not worth dying for your country since you’re losing so much. In Jessie Pope’s poems, she describes war as being great and wanting the soldiers that are involved in the war not to be cowards and sacrifice themselves for their country.
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.
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.
This bond that the soldiers form helped them to survive, and helped the men of Alpha Company to cope with the war after they returned to the United States. The bond that men form with each other in the heat of battle is incomprehensible to those who have not experienced warfare for
A character in the book “All quiet on the Western Front.” A teenager aged 18-19 years old who was sent to war as such a young age who wasn 't mentally or physically prepared for war. Throughout the book I have consider Paul Baumer as a definition of humanity. He always put all his friends or his war family when he was alive from simply being compassionate and always putting himself first for
All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel set during World War One that discloses the atrocities of the War. The story focuses on a German soldier’s life and experiences during his service along the Western Front. While focusing on a single man, the story is representative of all fighting men on all sides of the war. The book provides insight, without glamorization, into the lives and sacrifices of soldiers, the brutality of war, and the disparity in Germany’s last attempt to hold the Western Front. One of the most memorable qualities of Paul Baumer, the main character in the story, is his young age.