Stanislaus Katczinsky is characterized as the leader of the group in All Quiet on the Western Front. However his group did not survive the war, Katczinsky was able to provide the soldiers with a sense of comfort and warmth which aid them through their journey on the front further on. He is a leader in every way being “shrewd, cunning, and hard-bitten, forty years of age… and [has] a remarkable nose for dirty weather, good food, and soft jobs” (Remarque 4). Katczinsky is more than qualified to be the leader of the group because of the wisdom that he brings due to his age but also the incredible abilities he possesses that help the boys on their harsh experience on the front. However he is a leader and an authority figure to the boys, he is not
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Kat’s pack leader leadership positively influences Paul and the men. Henceforth, leadership is very important in our everyday lives, let alone war. All Quiet on the Western Front displays many different kinds of leadership that influence its main characters, both positively and negatively. Kantorek displays hypocritical leadership through his push of having students sign up, but being a horrible soldier himself.
3885 Wednesday Wars February “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. ”-Jack Ma. In The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt, the lead character, Holling Hoodhood has a dad who’s constantly agitated and distressed about his job. If you do one little thing that could mess up his business, it could affect the descendants after him. Holling’s dad finally has a chance to have his verge of happiness.
How does Gene’s envy and imitation of Finny affect him and his relationship with Finny, if “envy is ignorance; imitation is suicide.” In a A Separate Peace by John Knowles, is a story about a flashback of when he was a student at Devon Academy. The character Gene goes back to Devon Academy and visits special places of when he went to Devon. A Separate Peace illustrates how Gene’s envy and imitation of Finny affect him, affect his relationship with Finny, and Gene’s achievement. Gene’s envy and imitation of Finny affect him.
Beginning with the Battle of Antietam, Glory develops the perspective of the Civil War, savage confederates, and the heroic union. Captain Robert Shaw returns home on medical leave following his injury in the Battle of Antietam and is promptly offered a promotion to Colonel in command of the first all-black regiment, the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Shaw accepts and gathers recruits, who are soon informed that all black soldiers will be returned to slavery, or if found serving the union army would be executed in response to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Expecting many of his soldiers to desert, Shaw is surprised to find his regiment as it was before, ready to serve their nation. The black soldiers endure months of
3534 The Wednesday Wars February “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” -Steve Jobs. In the novel The Wednesday Wars authored by Gary D. Schmidt, the protagonist Holling Hoodhood’s father, Mr. Hoodhood has made an architectural design for the new Jr. High school. When Mr. Hoodhood was presenting his plan, a former architect Mr. Kowalski had the same design.
Tjaden, a character from All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, is a young, cunning soldier in World War I who symbolizes the coward who uses humor to ease his fear. With the largest appetite out of all his friends and a resentment towards his training officer, Himmelstoss, Tjaden shows the least amount of concern about the war. However, Tjaden has a weakness: “Tjaden wets the bed, he does it at night in his sleep” (45). This fault in Tjaden’s playful character could show the true fear he is covering up with his humor. Tjaden is a young man and has the right to be afraid, but with his confident personality, he is unwilling to show his terror.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that, “envy is ignorance; imitation is suicide.” (370). John Knowles’ A Separate Peace is set during World War I at Devon School, a boarding school for boys. The book centers on Gene Forrester, a student at Devon, who could be described as an intelligent, but jealous, conformist. A Separate Peace illustrates Gene’s envy and imitation of his friend, Finny, and how it affects himself and his relationship with Finny, and also how Gene eventually finds peace.
Literature 1 Michael Arroyo August 28, 2015 4th Period “As Simple As Snow” by Gregory Galloway “As Simple as Snow” is a mystery novel made in 2005 that may confuse people’s minds with all the art, magic, codes, and love while reading. As a teen age boy who wants to find the secrets his girlfriend who left behind all these mysteries after her odd disappearance. It also tells about the lost gothic girl, Anna Cayne, who meets the young high-school aged narrator. Throughout the postcards, a shortwave radio, various CDs, and many other irregular interest.
In the novel, Tomorrow When The War Began, by John Marsden is about eight teenagers who confronted a situation that is out of their security and are trying to save their families. Fi, Homer, and Ellie are few of the characters that showed courageousness in the novel; finding out their unknown courage, taking risks, and not giving up to everything that happens. It is some of John Marsden’s message about courage. The characters also demonstrate it while they were in conflict with the soldiers who invaded their town and imprison their families in the Showground. Courage is what Ellie has that she never thought she had.
War is a harsh reality that is inflicted upon the unwilling through the “need” of it’s predecessors and those whom wish it. All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is about 19 year old Paul and his friends in the “Second Company”. Even though they are just out of school age, they have already seen things that many could not bear to even think about. Eventually, all of his friends die, and even Paul too, dies. Remarque uses diction and syntax as literary devices to express his anti-war theme, or lesson.
The accelerated maturity of the soldiers ruining their youth lives, was represented in both All Quiet on the Western Front, and Enemy at The Gates. Paul in All Quiet on the Western Front, went to war very early, and felt insecure when returning home after time on the front. Also in All Quiet on The Western Front, Kat always wanted to live his best life, and then when he got hurt he just lost his passion to live and died. In Enemy at the Gates, Vassili Zaitsev was destroyed after finding out the death of Sasha, and the injury of his girlfriend Rachel. Paul, Kemmerich, and Vassili all lost their childhood fun, and had to mature without living out their youth stage.
Revealing Finny’s Character Through the Setting John Knowles’ fictional novel, A Separate Peace, centers around the story of Gene Forrester and his friend Finny, two teenage boys enrolled in a private boarding school during the early 1940s. While the actions and events in the text allow the reader to gain an understanding of the characters, the setting itself provides a great deal of insight about each character’s personality, especially Finny’s. In numerous ways, Knowles uses the setting of his novel to help reveal various aspects of Finny’s character, such as his natural leadership abilities, his peerless athleticism, and his innate charisma. Throughout the text, Finny constantly displays his natural authority and leadership skills.
All Quiet on The Western Front shows the dependence the soldiers convey to one another. For example, Kat, “Kat appears I think I must have been dreaming he has two loaves of bread under his arm” (Remarque 39). Without Kat the soldiers would be starving all the soldiers realize this and appreciate him for being there. Kat has the ability to find food in the middle of nowhere. The soldiers also depend on each other for comfort.
In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul Bäumer participates in the bloodiest war of all time, and he develops the skills of intelligence, leadership, and loyalty. In
The war novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque depicts one protagonist, Paul, as he undergoes a psychological transformation. Paul plays a role as a soldier fighting in World War I. His experiences during the war are not episodes the average person would simply experience. Alternatively, his experiences allow him to develop into a more sophisticated individual. Remarque illustrates these metamorphic experiences to expose his theme of the loss of not only people’s lives but also innocence and tranquility that occurs in war.