After this hefinally realized he would not be able to enlist like everyone else and Gene snaps on him stating,“Phineas, you wouldn’t be any good in the war, even if nothing had happened to your leg. ”(12.190) This leading into a blowout and Finny coming to senses with what Gene actually did tohim. That was the last conversation they
In order to emphasize the degree to which the soldiers in World War I changed emotionally, Paul juxtaposes the innocence of his youth with a primal instinct of desperate survival that forms from the brutality of the war. As time passes, each of the soldiers slowly loses his sense of self, specifically seen when Bäumer and Kropp, a fellow soldier, cannot seem to recognize themselves in a regular life in the future after the war. Kropp then interprets this as a loss of preparedness because of war. Paul seems to agree as he reminisces, “We were eighteen
One way Morpurgo demonstrates the conflict between the powerful and the weak is the situation on the battlefront. On the battlefront, Sergeant Hanley acts in a very harsh and a mean way, and he says to Charlie “You’re a blot of creation.” (Morpurgo, 117) This makes the impression of the battlefront very bad for the soldiers and causes them to have no control over anything they want to do.
He lives only by obeying to his own rules and the rules of nature but not following the law. Alex lives at his own interest. At one point, he is caught shooting a deer and is caught in between trouble because no Alex actually exists and also that he did not have a hunting license. When he Is finally let go he refuses to go get a hunting license because he believes that the government has authority to know Alex’s business and know what he hunts and what he eats. This goes back to the way that he wats to be free but also free from the entire world.
“We were all talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth – then it’s far too late when they pass away” quoted George Harrison, an English guitarist and songwriter. He meant that some people cannot handle reality, they need a way to escape and be what or who they want. However, when they create these illusions, they create distance between themselves and the real world (a space is made). And the only time people regret having that space is when their loved ones are gone; then they realize that they had something good.
In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat. Lastly I will be analyzing the novel All Quiet on the Western Front to look for a dehumanizing theme in the novel. Throughout the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, the young soldiers are affected by the war. Throughout the young soldiers time on the front, they are dehumanized and the also develop an animal instinct while they are completely abandoning their emotions and
Similarly, lice and glum are used to describe the conditions of the trenches/front in "All Quiet on the Western Front". Remarque shows the trenches as hell for the soldiers, especially Paul and his comrades. The extent is more severe in "Suicide in the Trenches", because the soldier boy ends up committing suicide, hence the title. However,
This image does not lead to rebirth, or to anything positive at all though. It merely causes Detering to lose his judgment and go crazy, he becomes desperate to return home. He suffers at the thought of having to stay on the front lines and tries to run away from the war. He is later found and court-martialed. That serial and powerful image in nature could have been looked at in two ways but Detering saw it in an overly positive way, creating even more suffering for
Both stories share similar themes throughout them, even though they are vasty different people, in different situations, and with different outcomes, they still have the underlying theme of changing ideals. Paul, in All Quiet on the Western Front, goes from being a young man to a hardened war veteran, whose conscience is full of killing and bloodshed and has naturally come to think like a soldier, rather than the youthful adolescent he was before. As Kambili goes through her life she is constantly abused by her father, as well as her brother too, this causes changes in both of them. Kambili becomes less fearful as her father dies, becomes more free and independent, she becomes her own person as she learns love, freedom, bravery, and to control her own life.
The title, ‘Exposure’, has two purposes: first, to expose the state of the soldiers to the readers and second, to describe how the soldiers were exposed to the daily horror and danger of the war. In the first line, the phrase ‘our brains ache’, refers to the trauma of soldiers who are always worried about getting attacked even during their sleep. Also, considering that most of the soldiers were young boys, this poem tells us what the soldiers might have felt, scared waiting in the trenches, which must have felt like actual hell. The next line, ‘in the merciless iced cast winds that knive us’, adds on to explaining the horror of soldiers by not only mentioning their mental condition but also that their physical conditions were not well as well. By personifying the wind, which ‘knive’ the soldiers, it shows that soldiers were faced to fight against the weather not just the enemy.
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?
In the novel All Quiet on The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, the constant exposure to war results in devastation. The protagonist Paul Baumer, is amongst soldiers fighting in WWI along the front. A main focus in the novel is the devastating effects that war has on the soldiers who fight in it. Many soldiers are susceptible to constant physical and emotional danger, as they can be obliterated at any given moment. Throughout the story, the soldiers are living on the edge, and uncertainty overwhelms swarms their thoughts.
Our men are afraid and have started to desert the camp we have set up here at Valley Forge. So if I stay, it might encourage the other soldiers to re-enlist too. Congress hasn’t been any help either. They don’t even trust General Washington anymore, but he’s one of the few Generals who was actually
Then as the soldiers approach the retreating enemies, "We bayonet the others before they have time to get out their bombs. Then thirstily we drink the water they have for cooling the gun" (116/117). The fear of death and the idea of war, in a way, has sickened them. They do not care about hygiene or ethics. The soldiers, willing to do whatever, will not stop until they have conquered or have lost.
We believe in such things no longer, we believe in war.” (Remarque 121) These teenagers had not found themselves before the war. Being soldiers is the only thing that they knew. Paul and his friends were also pushed to join the war; they never had a chance to find themselves on their own.