Erich Maria Remarque 's descriptions, in All Quiet on the Western Front, show a disconnect from what troops thought war would be like and what their reality was. Through
While Paul continued to fight in the war to protect his fellow comrades in All Quiet on the Western Front, Junger was motivated by pure patriotism to fight for his country in The Storm of Steel. Both young men were patriotic and valued their comrades in each of the novels. Both Remarque and Junger had comradeship and patriotism to help get through the difficulty and stressful times. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque describes many scenes that involve comradeship among the young soldiers.
Rifles for Watie written by Harold Keith is a novel that is prominently expressing unity after times of tragedy and war in a touching way that shows understanding. The topic and message of the novel is to show how war is a tragedy but you can always be understanding of the opposing side, as well as become united again. The authors topic can be shown through what is written in the novel and by the experiences of the main character Jeff. What else?? One way the content of the novel Rifles for Watie proves the message is how it displays the idea of tolerance for the enemy by experience.
Him, along with Phil and Mac, spent many long hours stranded on the raft. Louie encouraged the men by discussing their memories, and retelling stories of practical jokes, and sharing recipes. These discussions eased their suffering, and “as they imagined themselves back in the world again, they willed a happy ending onto their ordeal and made it their expectation” (Hillenbrand 153). In like manner, the narrator in If by Rudyard Kipling stresses that in particular, a man must remain strong even if he must stand alone. The term strong does not always have to be associated with
However it may seem, this is not violence simply for the shock factor, neither is it simply included to add realism to the novel. Instead this is an effort on Remarque’s behalf to communicate the human aspect of war, and describe the immense suffering that could be inflicted on any soldier during the GReat War. Through the use of the Narrator Paul Baumer, and the graphic imagery and description, Remarque illustrates the suffering that a soldier had to go through, both psychological and physical. The physical injuries sustained by men on the frontline in All quiet on the western front were absolutely horrendous. Remarque communicated this through his vivid use of gore and graphic imagery, however did was not supposed to be a surprise factor, but more for the reader to truly understand what soldier could go through.
The novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, depicts how chance contributes to the fate of German soldiers throughout the inevitable war. Essentially, the rare occurrence of chance relieves the gruesome lives of soldiers. Likewise, fortuity has the competence of destructing or deteriorating the unfortunate German Infantry Platoon. After all, a single chance can determine the fate of life or death.
Through both of his poems, Dulce Et Decorum Est and Disabled, Owen clearly illustrates his feeling about war. Both of them convey the same meaning that war destroyed people’s lives. For Dulce Et, Decorum Est, it mainly illustrates soldier’s life during war, the dreadfulness of war, whereas, Disabled illustrates how war have damaged soldier’s life. Also, the saying that said that war it is lovely and honorable to die for your country is completely against his point of view. Owen conveys his idea through graphically describing his horrible experiences in war.
These are all devices that are vital in portraying the overall theme of the brutality of war, in All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the main literary devices used in All Quiet on the Western Front is imagery. An example of this is when Detering, Paul and, his friends become pale and sick at hearing
Poe's Concept of Death is as a strong power that is not tangible that ends with people’s lives, no matter what. With the allegory he states that how strong is death's inevitability. He shows us that death is part of our unavoidable fate. Everyone will meet death sometime, no matter who we are or how much we try to avoid it, it will finish with us. As we can see Prospero was powerful and important, he secluded himself in a big castellated abbey with lots of provisions, but as death comes to everyone, he died too.
They begin with Hemingway’s rejection, in “A Farewell to Arms,” of the high, old language, his insistence on concreteness: “I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it. There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had
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.
In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front there are many good examples of comradeship. Comradeship should have been and is a major part of this story. Think about it, fighting day and night for your life isn’t an easy task to do alone. Friends and acquaintances are going to come in real handy when in war. Remarque does a very good job implying this theme.
Comradeship: Saving Lives Appalling and gruesome, the First World War was harsh and relentless on its participants. Soldiers died in droves with no respite from the merciless pounding of the artillery and the sharp crack of Death’s whip that accompanied the bullets as they flew into the hearts of friend and foe. Yet, through the spitting machine guns and muddy, rat-ridden trenches, the men remained loyal to each other. Comradeship, a theme prevalent throughout the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, is shown through the quiet determination, recognition, and fellowship of the “Iron Youth.”
One of the points that Deborah Tannen makes is that bonds between boys and men are just as strong as bonds between women. However, the difference lies in the way these relationships are cultivated. Unlike women, men are able to relate to each other by doing things together as well as joking or calling each other names as described in Deep Down Dark. The miners were able to survive for 69 days because they had built solid relationships with one another during the time they worked together.
Trust is the base of all types of relationships. In the movie finding forrester, through trust Jamal and William became friends. William was a retired author and jamal was a black high school student. With different backgrounds, it is an unlikely friendship. William became a mentor for jamal’s writing.