On the other hand, William Pfeiler writes that the novel should not be taken seriously because it is about a certain type of naive soldier that does not represent an everyman. Although there is evidence in the novel to support both views, the idea that Paul represents a lost generation is stronger than the opinion that he represents an immature individual. Like the critic Pfeiler claims, All Quiet on the Western Front can be seen as a unique biography about one man, Paul Bäumer, who is changed by the horrors of war and the experiences that come along with it. Before going to war, Paul is a studious young man that has a close
In addition, showing how even when there is happiness, blessings it will always end in a tragic end. Owen employed the repetition technique several times throughout the poem. As “Happy are these who lose imagination” and “happy the soldiers home, with not a notion” expressing the life past and the qualities that each soldier will lose due to the horrors of war; and how every positive sense and emotion will be faded by the war effects. Also, the end of the fourth stanza tautology were used “From larger
Erich Remarque, author of the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, presents a true story of a soldier throughout World War I. At the young age of 19, Paul Bäumer voluntarily enters the draft to fight for his home country, Germany. Throughout the war, Paul disconnects his mind from his feelings, keeping his emotions away from the bitter reality he is experiencing. This helps him survive mentally throughout the course of the war. The death of Paul 's friend Kemmerich forces him to cover his grief, “My limbs move supplely, I feel my joints strong, I breathe the air deeply. The night lives, I live.”
The Moral of the Story War is never poetic, however, Wilfred Owen England, author of Dulce Et Decorum Est, brings to life an experience he had at war. Although the language is gory and he refrained from niceties, the story he tells is vivid and makes you feel that you are there at the moment experiencing it with him. Makes one wonder why the title, which in translation means “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country”, is chosen when he experienced so much death around him. On the other hand, author Tim O’Brien begins to tell the story as though it is coming from a second party and gives it philosophical twist here and there, which creates an interesting telltale version of stories in How to Tell a True War Story.
The book, Diary of a Dead Officer, contains the diary of a British officer and war poet in World War 1, Arthur Graeme West. In West’s diary he describes his time in the war, in which he develops an intense abhorrence to army life. West was born in 1891, enlisted into a battalion in 1915, and died in 1917. West writes down his feelings when he starts to question some of his core beliefs about patriotism, religion and the reason for war in the first place. West believes he is the smarter man in his group, in just about every passage he questions his beliefs, or someone else 's beliefs.
Both ‘The Soldier’ and ‘Dulce et decorum est’ express the authors perception of war. Owen describes the bitter reality of war, whereas Rupert Brooke expresses the glorification of war and fighting for your country. Alliteration is used in both poems to establish rhythm and reinforce the tone. For the two poems, the titles are misleading. They contradict what the poem is actually about.
Patricio Becerril Knight English 2/4 19 February,2016 We are known with the quote “War is hell”, but how do we truly know the atmosphere is such location. How do we, the readers without any involvement in what so ever could we relate to such strong statement. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque guides through the eyes of the Paul Baumer and his gang having to live the truth of world war one. Paul and his soldiers friends are label throughout the book the ‘’lost generation’’.
A young teenage boy gets drafted into the war with high expectations of freedom and an experience of manhood. Little does young Paul know, he would be faced with the true hardships of the Western front. The horrors of the war were unimaginable, and this film allowed us to experience what it was like to be surrounded by the continuous deaths and traumatizing situations. Fighting for your life and fighting to save your teammate’s life isn’t something that just anyone can do, but it was expected from the young teenage boys who were drafted into this war. There were no room for errors and if you had made a mistake, you’d be lucky to be alive to fix it.
The Consequences of Combat and Camaraderie War isn't always how it looks other perspectives- and it doesn't always turn out the way you were expecting it. from Author Erich Maria Remarque dramatizes the savagery of war to show the loss of innocence for the soldiers in battle in World War I. He shows how war results in the death of childhood and the need to become a man.. in order to survive. He uses imagery, figurative language, and a certain style of diction to reveal his point.
After losing his wife, the author, John Donne, wrote the sonnet expressing his thoughts (“John Donne”). Through the death of the author’s wife the Donne is brought to the realization that death is only a slave to other forces and has no tangible authority (Arnold). The author personifies Death voicing to it not to be prideful. Death itself never has destroyed lives, but instead illness, fate, and desperation do and death is just the outcome. The author points out that death is so powerless that even the common man can control it through suicide.
Quotes are meaningful, inspirational, wise, etc. They are sayings, things that people have said. In the novel, A Separate Peace, the characters have said many psychological things in relation to who they are as characters. One of the statements of the main character and narrator, Gene, included, “My war ended before I ever put on a uniform; I was on active duty all my time at school; I killed my enemy there.”
The Things They Carried Surviving war is more than just dodging bullets and grenades, it 's being able to find purpose in what you are doing. In Tim O 'Brien 's book The Things They Carried he gives a first hand view portraying how the soldiers of Vietnam pressed through mental depression and despair. For some finding purpose ment trying to achieve glorified war medals, for others it was winning the war, but for most it was reliving the life they had before Vietnam. In his book O’Brien takes readers on his own and his fellow soldiers journey through the rough and demanding life that is war.
All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque is a story of a young man named Paul Bäumer who volunteers to be a soldier in the German army during World War One. Being at a very young age Bäumer, and three of his friends whom also enlisted to the German army from the same school he attended, felt proud when enlisting “we were a class of twenty young men, many of whom proudly shaved for the first time before going to the barracks” (AQOTWF p.21). Very soon, however, Bäumer and the young men he enlisted with begin to feel indifferent and embittered of being in the army “At first astonished, then embittered, and finally indifferent.” (AQOTWF p.21/22). Joining the army for Bäumer changed the way he felt about everything he knew in the past, and the way he thought of the people who stayed back home.
Maybe nothing is more incessant in the pages of history books than wars. Since the beginning of time, men have battled to hold their ground and vanquish more. However, the images of war are never as victorious that they are painted out to be. The truth of war is dull, devastate, and nerve racking, with conditions unfavorable to mind, body, and soul. The substances of war and the dread experienced are reported and told by writers all through time.
Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front: Horrors of War War. War never changes. It’s an act that will always be committed until the end of Man and the people who suffer the consequences are, most commonly, the soldiers who fight and die for ideals they may not even agree with. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front conveys not only the atrocities of war, but also the mental, physical, and emotional toll it takes on the soldiers fighting it.