The main themes in this novel are the brutality of war and the effects of war. In this novel, Remarque focused on these concepts as previous novels of this genre proposed a romanticized view of war. These themes are expressed through the use of text in this poster. The effect of war can be seen in the quote: "I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow". This quote shows the viewer the effects of the war on the soldiers through the description of the soldier 's life.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a story, in which it allows people to know the true horrors of war. Throughout the story and in Erich Maria Remarque’s writing he uses many literary devices to emphasize what he experienced and the emotions he felt. The devices that he used are used in order to help the readers understand his experience and emphasize the theme of his war novel. Throughout this essay, I will show you a few of the literary devices used within the novel that emphasized the theme, the brutality of war. Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism.
Never before had a war lasted so long or with such a terrible and destructive death toll. It brought in the new century with an unconscious amount of violence, death, and gore. In Erich Maria Remarque 's war novel "All Quiet on the Western Front," a young man by the name of Paul Baumer remembers and retells his personal story as a German soldier in World War I. Although his accounts are based on a fabricated idea they are based on an actuality that many men had to genuinely endure during their fight front experiences in World War I. There are a large number of themes and ideas in this novel that range from the overall depiction of World War I to the personal struggle of a soldier in comparison to what the people from back home believes what is happening during the war.
“All Quiet on The Western Front”, a fictional German war novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. It being an anti-war novel written as a monument for the unknown fallen soldiers... This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war. (Ch 1 9) Remarque published the profound piece in 1929, told based off his own experiences during World War I in the German army (Napierkowski).
When Paul returns home in chapter 7 of All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, things appear different than when he left them. Although the surroundings are familiar, Paul himself has changed, and this change has affected his manner of viewing the world around him. He also finds that he can no longer fit in or connect with the world and people around him because of how alien they feel to him. Paul’s change in character has changed the way he views the world because he no longer feels like he fits in with the people at home, he feels uncomfortable with his surroundings wherever he goes, and he can no longer connect to the world around him, the world he grew up in and once knew. His discomfort and disconnection from everything is outrightly stated by Paul himself
Irony in Remarque 's, All Quiet on the Western Front Some historians and people describe World War I as “The Great War,” a label that must be ironic to those who have fought it and lost their friends and family. Erich Maria Remarque 's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, narrates the lives of several young soldiers, Paul, Tjaden, Albert and Müller, among others, who enlisted to defend the German lines. Their schoolteachers encouraged them to enlist by stressing the nobility of and courage in serving and protecting the nation. However, deep in the trenches, Paul and his friends rapidly learn the difference between what they had been taught about the war and what the war itself has taught them. All Quiet on the Western Front reveals
Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on The Western Front” is a war novel and was published in January 29, 1929. The novel follows Paul Baümer as he deals with the extreme physical and mental stress of WWII. The novel then received a film adaptation in 1930, as well as a color film adaptation in 1979. The film adaptation follows Paul Baümer as he struggles to survive the harsh conditions of WWII. While dehumanization between the novel and the movie were very similar, there were many differences between the novel and the movie with first-person narration.
Everyone was sad after Johnny’s death, but mostly Ponyboy and Dally. Later that day we had to go to a rumble, which it would be greasers against some Socs. We won, but some of us got hurt, especially dally. Dally couldn’t stop thinking about Johnny’s death, it hurt him a lot because he loved him as a brother. Dally didn’t wanna live any longer because the only thing he really loved was Johnny and that was gone already so he said “it wasn’t worth to live any longer”.
Instead of a cheerful, happy tone, he sang it to be sad and depressing. Then, Robbie sings “Love Stinks” by The J. Geils Band, and points out people in the crowd who feel as if the world is also against them. After Robbie’s performance, he is known as “mentally insane” and having “a nervous breakdown,” according to his sisters husband. Robbie’s new name as the “crazed” person in town proves that Robbie is only human, is not flawless, and makes mistakes that give him a bad reputation. Comic heroes are not perfect, they are very real, relatable and do not ask for much.
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.