The Changes of the Western Front War, irrefutably, changes the mentality and ableness of a person beyond recognition. Through the hardships recruits and veterans face on the front lines, many come back as different people. Through their experiences, they take back gruesome images, and traumatic experiences. Many do not even return from the battlefield. German casualties in World War I were around “1.7 to 2 million”, and about “65% of all mobilized men were casualties” (Rabideau 1), many of whom were young recruits enlisted straight out of school.
Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on The Western Front” is a war novel and was published in January 29, 1929. The novel follows Paul Baümer as he deals with the extreme physical and mental stress of WWII. The novel then received a film adaptation in 1930, as well as a color film adaptation in 1979. The film adaptation follows Paul Baümer as he struggles to survive the harsh conditions of WWII. While dehumanization between the novel and the movie were very similar, there were many differences between the novel and the movie with first-person narration.
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.
Even though a story is not an autobiographical work, a relationship can still exist between the author and the main character. This circumstance occurs in the anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front. This novel presents a relationship between the main character Paul Baumer and the author Erich Maria Remarque. If a reader knows Remarque’s life and background, the reader can determine the connection between his life and his work. All Quiet on the Western Front is a fictional story and contains fictional characters, but Remarque bases these characters on real people he actually knew and used Paul Baumer to represent himself (Roberts).
Erich Maria Remarque was born in Osnabruck, Germany, in 1898 into a middle-class family of lower status. In 1916, he was drafted into the German army to fight in World War I, in which he was unfortunately wounded. He published,Im Westen Nichts Neues,ten years after the war ended, rewritten in English a year later as All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel about the experiences of typical German soldiers during the war. In presenting his terribly realistic version of a soldier 's experience, Remarque presented an un-made beautiful war story in the firmly ,with loyalty, anti-war
The Prime Minister, the Senate, the House of Commons—these are people who we Canadian citizens depend on to make educated and reasonable decisions for the future of Canada. Being in such positions of power, such politicians must think on behalf of all Canadians; we trust them not to abuse their authority for selfish personal desires. However, this has not always been the case throughout history. World War I required militaries to appoint many individuals to take power in order to face the sudden state of total war; since these decisions were made rashly, numerous officers proved to be egocentric individuals who abused power for their own desires. Through the use of irony, both Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front and Kubrick’s Paths of
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.
Impressions on the novel The novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, portrays a very realistic life of a soldier during WWI. One of the many images that made an impression was when Paul’s friend Kemmerich died while crying. This left a big impression because Kemmerich was not much older than any of the seniors in high school.
In the world, people who have high morals, a conscience and the want to do the right thing, have high integrity. This could be seen in Macduff from Macbeth Shakespeare, “John. F. Kennedy Speech” and the speaker in “The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy. Macduff, Kennedy and the speaker all had professional responsibility they had to maintain. People have to put aside their personal integrity to fulfill their professional responsibility.