This excerpt can be interpreted to mean that the young soldiers are too young to have a real place like home, causing them to feel insignificant, but the older soldiers have a reason to live, for their “wives, children, occupations and interests.” The author uses the phrase, “taken no root,” to convey how the young soldiers have never been anywhere long enough to grow their “roots”, suggesting that they have no safe place, a place like home. This quote implies that the extreme confinement from loved ones have caused the soldiers to become secluded from their family, obliging them to think that they don’t have a purpose, and feeling like a “waste land.” The speaker refers to himself and the young soldiers as a “waste land” to symbolize that the men consider themselves insignificant, they perceive themselves as pawns in a chess game, causing repercussions to their familial relationship. The author compares the soldiers because he wants the readers
He had been recovering pretty well but he fell ill again and never recovered. Death has been commonplace here in Germany the last few years with ex troops dying from battle wounds and people succumbing to the effects of poverty. Even years after the end of the war, death is still a prominent factor of everyday life. With the war and its consequences came hardships for many countries but because Germany was the antagonist of the war we got the brunt of the reparations for the war. The entire country has been made to suffer for Germany.
These are all examples of how Norman Bowker had changed throughout the story. He went from being innocent, or without war on his mind ever, to having nothing else to say to anyone if it didn’t involve war. After he had came back from war, he was not able to keep a job, he was not able to keep a conversation going with anyone because no one knew what he was going through. He was also suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) which in the long run, made him feel as if no one would understand him or his story because no one else was in war when he was and no one experienced what he
Ishmael Beah goes through many tragic events as a twelve year old. He witness his families death, but still, he thrives to keep going; he didn 't give in to the people that gave up even though he was on his own. Later on in the book Ishmael is forced into the military; he sees and does thing a child should never experience in their entire life. The ending of the book is both
I had no idea that soldiers treated life like a gift. I never knew that they were faced everyday with the same haunting thought that that day may be their last. I never knew what it felt to have that constant reminder that you might never see you family and friends again. I did not know the full effects war had on people, it changed them
All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of Paul Baumer, a German young man who is drafted into the army with some of his high school friends. Unfortunately, he and his friends have unrealistic ideas about what they are going to face while serving. The movie shows the tragedy of war through the emotional connection characters have, and focuses on the experiences had by the newly enlisted group of friends. I both enjoyed and did not enjoy the movie All Quiet on the Western Front. The parts that I enjoyed included the detail and historical accuracy which could be lined up with the information we have been learning in class.
Most of the adults Dean knew growing up had never experienced their teenage years. They were too busy fighting the War; but because they did not died in battle, they found neither glory nor redemption in living. They had sacrificed their youth and they were angry about it. Even worse for most teens, their fathers viewed their children as burdens—punishment for not dying in the war. The War had taken their teen years.
The president at the time was the infamous Saddam Hussein. Jawad was growing up surrounded by war in his country. His older brother Ammoury dying in battle and his father passing away peacefully while the echoes of bombs went off in the background. Unlike Fathi who’s country was on the brink of war Jawad grew up very much apart of war. His father was a corpse washer so Jawad saw first hand the effects war had with the number of corpses his father washed per day.
The events surrounding the creation of All Quiet on the Western Front, the authors start at the age of 16 to to write. Even though as a pacifist he served in the Army on the Western front until he had received severe wounds. he was wounded by shrapnel spent the rest of the war in a German hospital. Having spent time on the Western front he expresses his personal experiences through his characters. this work of fiction was not well received throughout Germany.
7th of March 1917 We went up into the bleeding edge close Arras, through soaked and crushed field. As we were climbing to the our area along the correspondence trenches, a shell burst in front of me and one of my unit dropped. He was the first man I ever saw executed. Both his legs were passed over and the entire of his face and body was peppered with shrapnel. The sight turned my stomach.