When Bäumer returns home, he was unable to identify with memories of his youth nor understand the patriotic enthusiasm of the older generation. Chapter seven of “All Quiet on The Western Front” it was most apparent how war took away the souls of the lost generation and Paul. He was unable to comfortably adjust back to his pre-war lifestyle. Confirming his worries about his detachment and alienation from civilian life (All Quiet on The Western Front). Paul can no longer suppress the trauma he faced on the front.
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. All Quiet on the Western Front reveals
4). Vonnegut points out the severity of what happens when war is romanticized. Slaughterhouse Five depicts the fantasy of war compared to the reality of it; the gruesome scenes show the reality of war, all the while, showing how easy it is for men and women to believe war is a glorious battle for honor when in reality, it is a living hell. Erich Maria Remarque 's descriptions, in All Quiet on the Western Front, show a disconnect from what troops thought war would be like and what their reality was. Through
All Quiet on the Western Front and The Storm of Steel, are two novels about World War I that were written from completely different viewpoints of two German soldiers. Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front emphasized the atrocities of war that the main character, Paul, experienced which outweighed any purpose other than to support his brothers on the battlefield. In the Storm of Steel, Junger is totally convinced that World War I was a great event and he stressed how important it was to be fighting for the motherland of Germany. These two novels demonstrate how soldiers may be driven to fight in a war for different reasons. 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.
In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, is about a group of German schoolboys who enlist to fight in WWI. It is told by one of the characters, Paul’s, perspective. The boys don’t have anything to go back to after the war. The author is a German veteran, and talks about his experience on the front, through the book. Their teacher, who convinced them to join, said it was good fighting for your country.
Amir realized his mistake and goes back to Afghanistan to get Hassan 's son, Sohrab. It took a long time for him to explain to people why he wanted to take that fragile Hazara boy to United States with him, but he was supported by many people who never thought Hazaras as a low caste. Amir had risked his life when he went into the hands of the Taliban to rescue Sohrab. Just like him, Hans Hubermann in " The Book Thief" aided a Jew while a March to the concentration camps. He was whipped brutally by the Nazi followers, which made him think if he had done something wrong in doing the right.
The war novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque depicts one protagonist, Paul, as he undergoes a psychological transformation. Paul plays a role as a soldier fighting in World War I. His experiences during the war are not episodes the average person would simply experience. Alternatively, his experiences allow him to develop into a more sophisticated individual. Remarque illustrates these metamorphic experiences to expose his theme of the loss of not only people’s lives but also innocence and tranquility that occurs in war.
It describes the cruelty of war and influences of war to people to let people think about war. What is war? What did war bring us? There are many people in the war might be similar to the main character, Paul in the novel. They are students before the war, but nothing they had learned in the school can save them from the war.
When the Finches and Heck Tate learn that Jem likely stabbed and killed their neighbor, Bob Ewell, after he assaulted Jem and his sister, Scout. Heck tried to convince Atticus he should play it off as if Bob accidentally stabbed himself, but Atticus believed, “‘Heck, it’s mighty kind of you and I know you’re doing it from that good heart of yours, but don’t start anything like that’” (Lee 365). He believes that the law should be fully respected and wanted to set the example for his kids that there are no excuses to be made for something so serious. Another way Atticus teaches this to his children is when a man named Tom Robinson, who was convicted under a false rape accusation, was shot dead in prison for trying to escape. Even though it is terrible news for everyone, Atticus believes “‘What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em?
Stephen Crane wrote two works about war titled, “War is Kind,” and “A Mystery of Heroism.” He uses similar literary devices to reveal his position on war in both works. The main literary device Crane uses is irony. In the first work Crane describes war as kind; while describing war as anything other than nice and sweet. In the second work, Crane takes a simple task, and turns it into a dangerous mission. Stephen Crane uses irony in “War is Kind,” and “A Mystery of Heroism,” to prove that he is opposed to the war by talking about loss and displaying people’s lives at risk.
Present throughout the book is the theme of disillusionment. In the school, they’ve been told by their schoolmasters and parents that unless they join the war, they would remain cowards. They see propaganda after propaganda, all alluding towards the glory of battle and warfare. Out on the front, they realize that nothing was further from the truth. Their dreams of being heroes shattered, like when they compare themselves to the soldier on a poster in chapter 7.
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.
When soldier usually go on leave they go to visit the people that are most important to them. “The fatalities are bizarre with pictures of unearthed corpses showing the tragedies of war” (Krutch). While soldiers are on leave they would sometimes be quiet because they are in shock from what they have been through. At this point in the story Paul has already arrived at home and he
When I think of the word humanity the person that comes to my mind is Paul Baumer. 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.