Conflict is what drives all stories, but stories with similar themes may use them differently in order to give different lessons and persuade you to form different opinions. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque and The Redemption of Althalus by David & Leigh Eddings have the similar themes of war, morals, and family, but display them in very different contexts to create unique conflict between their characters. Although war is a large theme in both books, the characters face different types of conflicts in war. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul describes the realistic, bleak parts as a soldier in a real war; he has to face the death of friends, starvation, illness, enemy troops, and the ultimate destruction of his innocence and humanity in the span of only about 3 years. As he describes it, "It must all be lies and of no account when the culture of a thousand years could not prevent this stream of blood being poured out, these …show more content…
Morals are also a big aspect in the stories, since what they believed was right or wrong before now has to be seen differently in order for them to grow and survive. In The Redemption of Althalus, Althalus is originally a thief, liar, and braggart. However, once recruited by Dweia, he has to alter the way he handles situations in order to appease her, since she 's never too fond of murder. Other characters in the story also change some of their ways for the better. As Bheid puts it, "In their hearts, mean really want to be just and kindly, but other things get in the way." (page 186) In All Quiet on the Western Front, however, Paul has to do just the opposite. Paul, originally a high school graduate, now had to numb himself to the death and violence of the front. He put it as "Men who have been up as often as we have become thick skinned. Only the young recruits are agitated." (page 53) The characters both have their morales challenged which creates this conflict that eventually becomes character
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Tintin falls asleep for a short amount of time and wakes up to find the lifeboat on fire and Haddock drunk. When Tintin tries to extinguish the fire, Haddock gets angry and pushes Tintin, capsizing the boat. Suddenly, a seaplane attacks them with machine guns. Tintin takes a shot at the plane with a handgun which miraculously stops the engine and the pilots are forced to land on the water. As the pilots are fixing the plane Tintin and Haddock sneak up on them, hijack the plane after it is fixed, tie them up, and set course for Spain.
In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul Bäumer participates in the bloodiest war of all time, and he develops the skills of intelligence, leadership, and loyalty. In
Before World War I, all of Europe in 1914, was tense and like a bomb or a fire was waiting to erupt. Europe had not seen a major war in years, but due to Militarism, Imperialism, Alliances, and Nationalism tensions grew high. Each country was competing to be the best by gaining more territory and growing in their military size and successful economies. World War 1 was waiting to happen and the assassination of the Archduke was the spark that lit Europe up. In All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque we see the effects of the assassination.
The texts and images produced before World War I differ from those made later in the war in terms of attitude, reasons for fighting, and forms of warfare, both for those in the trenches and those back home for a variety of reasons. In the texts and images produced before World War I, it displayed that people did not necessary dislike the war. Most people hated and liked certain things about the war but for the most part, they were optimistic about the war. The Germans before World War I also hated England as a whole and disregarded England and France. As stated in Ernst Lissauer’s Hymn of Hate, 1914, “We love as one, we hate as one, We have one foe, and one alone – ENGLAND!,” (Discovering, 308).
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.
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.
High school gossip can be tough to navigate around for many people, and in small, private schools such as Convent & Stuart Hall, rumors spread like wildfire. The rumors stem from an individual whose single story reverberates everywhere. Othello by William Shakespeare, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque show the dangers of a single story. The novels all follow very different plotlines but share the common literary aspect of a single story or rumor. Just as in real life, the stories or rumors take on a life of their own inside the heads of each character.
Comradeship “We are brothers and press on one another the choicest pieces.” (Remarque 96) All Quiet on The Western Front introduces the major themes of comradeship, because the soldiers depend on one another when in danger, they have love for one another, and they have the common goal to survive with one another.
War is a harsh reality that is inflicted upon the unwilling through the “need” of it’s predecessors and those whom wish it. All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is about 19 year old Paul and his friends in the “Second Company”. Even though they are just out of school age, they have already seen things that many could not bear to even think about. Eventually, all of his friends die, and even Paul too, dies. Remarque uses diction and syntax as literary devices to express his anti-war theme, or lesson.
Throughout the ages, wars have wreaked havoc and caused great destruction that lead to the loss of millions of lives. However, wars also have an immensely destructive effect on the individual soldier. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque, one is able to see exactly to what extent soldiers suffered during World War 1 as well as the effect that war had on them. In this essay I will explain the effect that war has on young soldiers by referring to the loss of innocence of young soldiers, the disillusionment of the soldiers and the debasement of soldiers to animalistic men. Many soldiers entered World War 1 as innocent young boys, but as they experienced the full effect of the war they consequently lost their innocence.
Throughout their lives, people must deal with the horrific and violent side of humanity. The side of humanity is shown through the act of war. War is by far the most horrible thing that the human race has to go through. The participants in the war suffer irreversible damage by the atrocities they witness and the things they go through. In the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front" is the description by Erich Maria Remarque of the graphic violence and gore and the psychological pain that the average soldier endured on the western front.
"Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy? If we threw away these rifles and uniforms you could be my brother just like Kat and Albert (Remarque 223)". Comradeship among soldiers is a major theme throughout the novel, "All Quiet on the Western Front" because the soldiers knew each other before the war, protected each other during combat, and can relate to one another without having to literally speak. This story 's theme shows comradeship because Paul and the other soldiers were in class together before joining the war. In the beginning of the novel Paul introduces his friends he went to school with before going to war with. "
The book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque gives us a good understanding of what war was like for the people fighting on the front. When reading this book people can get a front hand experience of what it is like being in battle. Remarque wrote this book so well that often times you picture yourself actually with Paul and all his friends. The one thing you specifically get to see is how humanity affects warfare. Humanity affects our decisions in warfare because humans are selfish, have fear, and seek revenge.
Erich Maria Remarque showed disillusionment in very many different ways in his book that he wrote ¨All Quiet On The Western Front. ¨ The theme of ¨All Quiet On The Western Front¨ is to never let your emotions get to you when you need to power through things and need to be strong at the moment. Paul never let his emotions get to him throughout the story. Besides at one point when he went home and saw his mother so sick she was stuck in bed, and she left all the good food that they had for when Paul came back even though Paul knew his mother and sister needed the food more than him.
Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle. However, in Paul’s case, he desires to return to the front, rather than staying in his home town and seeing his mother in pain, he yearns to feel numb again. Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier. Although, after visiting his mother and sister, he has rediscovered a reason to survive, making it harder to go back. Moreover, the word, “comfortless,” illustrates how Paul feels isolated even at home, he feels little comfort where he grew up.