Remarque ties this specific theme of World War I to deliver the problem of bringing soldiers with no experience in the world, representing an entire country and consequently dying in the Front because they were not mature enough to fully comprehend their surroundings to light. Bringing young people away from their lives and to war takes away any chance they have at a normal life, sooner or later putting them in an exceptionally weak mental
"Blush of dishonor" is shame that follows every soldier, shame which brought them into this war, and shame which they try to hide constantly. It is the biggest fear for every soldier to show their embarrassment and shame. The narrator mentions that this was the thing that brought them to war. This statement also proves that shame was motivation for all soldiers to go to the war. In war soldiers aren't dreaming about glory or honor, all they dream about is to hide their feelings, and it they don't hide them then they feel embarrassed, and they experience soldier's greatest fear.
Sherriff has shown the audience the negative ways and the terrible conditions war can affect Stanhope and all of his troops. The way that Sherriff showed us of how war is a very abominable place is through all the the structure and techniques are used in this play are to show the way in which war affects soldiers and the changes Stanhope goes through during the war. As Stanhope enters the play he is considered to be the best company’s commander that the company have, but by the pressure and stress of war it has changed him into another person, which has led him to alcohols and this way it would take the fear of war away from him. Before the start of the play Sheriff then unfolds the character of Stanhope by using Raleigh as a device to depict
Firstly, the war is simply a deadly game that takes life and gives nothing in return. While the writer constantly states, “War is kind,” in reality, he is condemning the entire concept of war. War takes away lovers from their maidens, fathers from their children, sons from their mothers. It signifies nothing but death, heartbreak, loss, in short all kinds of misery. Throughout the poem, death is a major event as the writer states, “the affrighted steed ran on alone,” “These men were born to drill and die,” and “Raged at his breast, gulped and died.” The home is another theme which took place in the poem.
They have to endure bombardment after bombardment, gas attacks, liquid fire and machine guns shooting at them. The only thing to distract them from this is dreaming, imagining and pretending that you are somewhere else. In All Quiet on the Western Front, soldiers who endure months of trench warfare. This violence shapes the soldiers' concept of life and of dreams. The soldiers dream in order to stay sane.
In All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque we see the effects of the assassination. In the story, the audience, is immersed in a typical Germans soldiers life when going to the front, waiting to go to the front, injured, and when on leave. The audience is shown the terrible experiences the soldiers experience and the emotions that they feel in many
In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, the excerpt from In the Field by Tim O’Brien, and the poems “Battlefield” by August Stramm and “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, the theme of the horrors of war is used to display the awful things that happen in war. In All Quiet on the Western Front, the main character Paul Baumer and his group of friends are recruited to go to war and fight against the French. Paul and his comrades endure some events that the human mind and body just are not capable for. While Paul is in the middle of a battle there are, “dead piled up in the field of craters between the trenches… many have long to wait and we
However, his world is changed when war appears and the young soldier commits suicide in the trenches. It shows how horrific the war might was because of how the young soldier died. The war destroys his life, so it destroys everyone 's lives. Sassoon then says how people in control of these wars send young boy to war and that changes their whole life and it shows how war can affect people. The idea is to show the people reading how scary war is and how it can change people 's’
Both Ted Hughes and Wilfred Owen present war in their poems “Bayonet Charge” and “Exposure”, respectively, as terrifying experiences, repeatedly mentioning the honest pointlessness of the entire ordeal to enhance the futility of the soldiers' deaths. Hughes’ “Bayonet Charge” focuses on one person's emotional struggle with their actions, displaying the disorientating and dehumanising qualities of war. Owen’s “Exposure”, on the other hand, depicts the impacts of war on the protagonists' nation, displaying the monotonous and unending futility of the situation by depicting the fate of soldiers who perished from hypothermia, exposed to the horrific conditions of open trench warfare before dawn. The use of third-person singular pronouns in “Bayonet
In 'The Memorial Tablet ', Sassoon is representing his views as a soldier who died in World War 1. The soldier is forced to fight for something he doesn 't believe in. It says "Squire nagged and bullied until I went to fight". Sassoon 's choice of verbs 'nagged ' and 'bullied ' emphasizes how much the squire wants the soldier to join and how much the soldier doest want to join. The soldier hates the war, he says “I died in hell”, this implies that the honorable death that the young men believed in, was actually an inglorious death for an empty cause.
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.
War is horrible, and it always affects the community; whether it be economically, physically, or mentally. The first theme; effect war has on soldiers. For the most part, the setting is on the battle field. We, as readers, witness first hand how the war is changing these men. You can see their personality changing.
In comparison to Dix, Remarque 's All Quiet on the Western Front depicts soldiers who are used to fighting on the front line; forcing them to forget how to adjust into a civilized society considering the horrors they face on a daily basis. Soldiers ' are familiar with their obligations on the front line as opposed to when they enter the real world after the war. Remarque includes a passage in which Paul, the protagonist of the novel, fights against his own conscience, reconnects with human morals, and ultimately concludes that war is real and that he must learn to adapt to it. After Paul stabs a Frenchman, he immediately questions if he would 've committed the killing if it were his loved ones, which uncovers his guilt built up inside of him. The author states, "Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?