I implore them with my eyes: Speak to me –take me up –take me, Life of my Youth…A terrible feeling of foreignness suddenly rises up in me, I cannot find my way back” (Remarque, 272). This only compounds his alienation from civilian life, nothing was the same, he was away from the trenches, but still lay in them. All that Paul knew and loved before had become useless to him, none is needed in battle, therefore was forgotten. Remarque invokes an end for Paul in chapter 12 of the novel, he, the last soldier alive out of his troop of seven men. Germany became desperate and revolts as the war comes to an end.
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. All the soldiers received in return for their lives was a gilded name on a memorial tablet, where people probably wont even see it. He felt that the squire didn 't appreciate how much he risked for his country, for the people he loved, for the squire himself, "Two bleeding years I fought in France, for Squire: I suffered anguish that he 's never guessed". The words ‘suffered’ and ‘anguish ' shows the soldiers’ emotional feeling towards the war, it shows how angry and sad he feels about what is happening and that he has been through a lot. The squire stays safe at home and did not go to war; there is an implication that he was fully aware of the danger, “I suffered anguish that he’s never guessed”, this shows that the Squire has never felt anything like this before but he knows that the soldiers feel it.
The death of his mentor named Elias completely ends the remainder of the innocence that Chris once had, but additionally, he has become the reluctant to leave the war at the end of the film. Chris Taylor’s view of war is unrealistic, and stereotypical at the beginning of the film. The amount of inhuman events that he has faced is a representation of what war does to innocent people. From the beginning to the end, Chris Taylor had changed from an innocent young boy to the moment that he had no other option but to lose the innocence that was once given to him. Throughout the film, the author reveals Chris Taylor’s struggles and ultimate failure to restrain the loss of innocence; the author crafts Chris in such a way that he is continually stuck between the humanity and inhumanity side of him.
It describes the cruelty of war and influences of war to people to let people think about war. What is war? What did war bring us? There are many people in the war might be similar to the main character, Paul in the novel. They are students before the war, but nothing they had learned in the school can save them from the war.
Initially, he seeks attention, telling his war stories to the townspeople. Sadly, they show no interest towards Krebs as the war hysteria died down. His stories seem dull, as the town is over saturated with similar reports of the war life. Krebs resorts to desperate lies that exaggerate his experience, making up for his late arrival. This marks the weakening of Kreb’s ego as his desperate ways lead him into a deeper hole of despair, “A distaste for everything that had happened to him in the war set in because of the lies he had told.” Even his lies seem to lose their effectiveness, as
children thrown into flames. This shows us the horrific slaughter house of new-born babies or children being killed and witnessed by million other Jews and it is too horrible and not human like to be true. "never shall I forget" brings sadness, tragic emotions and change in faith. His faith was slaughtered before him with all the terror that was happening in the camps, even though he was still trying to survive he only did it for his dad he did not know what would happen to him or if he will survive the holocaust his faith was just
Everything has been taken away from him, and that there is nothing more that could be taken away. Because of him losing everything, and now also hope, he gives up, and ready to give in. Although Paul fights long and hard in the war, at the end he is glad he is going to die, “ All quiet on the Western Front. He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come” (p. 296).
However, Jake Barnes could never achieve and participate in this craze due to the injury he sustained during WWI. This damaged his self-esteem and due to the location of the injury, his masculinity, “Undressing, I looked at myself in the mirror...of all the ways to be wounded” (Hemingway 38). Maslow's hierarchy of needs states that one must achieve self-esteem before self-actualization. Therefore, “Jake will never achieve the psychological stability he craves because he finally accepts...philosophies about his injury...these ideas...will always leave him vulnerable to the fear that he will...be an invalid” (Fore). Not only does this ruin his self-esteem but ruins his relationships as well since he is impotent as a result.
in this short story, the author would like to denounce firstly the war and the conditions of leaving that known soldiers. Moreover, this story underlines the importance at this time of the duty in terms of the family. In fact, Druse, a young man has to leave his family to defend his state and at the end of the story, he kills his father under the pressure of the duty. Then, we can say that the duty has clearly a destructive power over family and a negative impact on relationships and life. Indeed, family is less important than military duty at this
He never got his bestfriends Hackett’s body to his father because the narrator also ended up dying. The way this story relates to the society is because in this story he made a big mistake that he could not help. In life people make mistakes and sometimes you can fix it and sometimes you just have to deal with the mistake that happen and just hope for the best and sometimes the mistake that has been made is not so bad after all but it was bad for him because it killed him. You never know what is going to happen in the mean
All quite in the western front was a very good war book. For people like me who have never experienced the horrors of being in battle during war, this book painted a good picture of what it was like being in battle. The emotional trauma that these men had to endure, words cannot express what they must have been through. The book All quite in the western front had many traits that it expressed in it such as loss, despair, and alienation. Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed.
These men were scared, untrained, and no longer hopeful for the future. They didn’t know what to expect from fighting in the war, other than death. As said by Tim O’Brien, “[I felt] sorry for myself, thinking about the war and the pig factory and how my life seemed to be collapsing toward slaughter. I felt paralyzed” (41). Most of these men were trapped in a war they had not intention in fighting in, one that could alter their future.
He is excited to join and to serve his country, little did he know that war is an aberration. His whole world turns upside down; experiencing grief, and terror. This caused him to become very bewildered. "The wisest were just the poor and simple people. They knew the war to be a misfortune, whereas those who were better off, and should have been able to see more clearly what the consequences would be, were beside themselves with joy.
120, Paul describes how the war changed his perspective on life, saying, “And even if these scenes of our youth were given back to us we would hardly know what to do… But it would be like gazing at the photograph of a dead comrade; those are his features, it is his face, and the days we spent together take on a mournful life in the memory, but the man himself it is not.” In the point of view of the reader, what does Paul display about war? Based on the text what can you tell about his personality? Based on my understanding, Paul shows that there is no winner to war. Alive or dead, the soul suffers. Whether it’s physical or emotional pain, soldiers are bound to suffer.
Then they salute the fucker and walk away, because certain stories you don 't ever tell,” (O’Brien 56) as a result of their loss of sanity and rational state of mind. The experience of the soldiers in “How to Tell a True War Story” illustrates an example of how events can affect the psyche and lead to long-term concerns of