Finally, the last point of Throughout All Quiet on the Western Front, the concepts of comradeship displayed by both the characters and the characters actions allow for the thorough analysis and consideration of their overall works in the book. 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. After the war Bowker and O’Brien actually kept in touch with each other by occasionally writing letters.
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. 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.
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. The film “All Quiet on the Western Front” took place on the Western Front during World War I 1914.
Paul and his friends all went through the class with Kantorek who eventually persuaded them all to enlist where they would go to war together. Peers that Paul knew like Albert Kropp before the war realties to comradeship because they both had to fight alongside with each other. 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.
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
Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. 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. These two poems convey two different messages, and different mood and tones.