Paul tells the truths about the life experiences he is surviving and the detailed events of life on the front lines of the most brutal war in history. Remarque portrays many of his own views on war by narrating through Paul. Throughout the story Remarque shows the personal struggles, and devastations that a soldier experiences from fighting in the trenches of World War one.
Elizabeth criticizes the Imagery and Characterization of Passos “Three Soldiers”. She feels that in the novel he does not provide enough details and insight into how the soldiers are feeling. He states that the soldiers hate the war but never says why. I do agree with the criticism because he does not really explain a lot about how or why they hate the war and it makes it harder for the audience to get the full effect of the book. “It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you” (Passos).
There are plenty of literatures and works of art portraying what war is like. The genre ranges from personal memoirs to novels, and from poetries to journals. As far as I concerned the several work of art we have studies, Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est best illustrates what war is like because of three reasons.
Using the perspective of countless soldiers allows March to paint images of the war from a variety of different points of view allowing the reader to be taken on the journey from boot camp to the return home. Additionally, March can use the various narrators to discuss social and military issues, while making each section of the book unique and important. Company K attacks the social view of war as glamourous head on, and describes military history throughout. March truly crafts a novel that can speak to both social history and military history by depicting military action in such a brutal and realistic
War over a War Novel In the preface to All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque writes, “It [the novel] will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war.” This quote shows that this book was written for the purpose of conveying how a generation was lost because of World War I. Two critics, however, differ over the validity of the author’s purpose because of the depiction of the horrors of war and portrayal of a soldier in All Quiet on the Western Front. The critic Modris Eksteins agrees with Remarque in arguing that Paul Bäumer embodies an everyman that represents the fate of a generation.
The definition for war according to Merriam-Webster is “a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land,sea, or air.” Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front illustrates the horrors the soldier experiences during war and the effects it has on him psychologically. Remarque uses the character of Paul Baumer who is a compassionate and sensitive young man, but the brutal experience of warfare teaches him to detach himself from his emotions in order to preserve his sanity and to survive. His account of the war is a bitter invective against sentimental, romantic ideals of warfare.
A young teenage boy gets drafted into the war with high expectations of freedom and an experience of manhood. Little does young Paul know, he would be faced with the true hardships of the Western front. The horrors of the war were unimaginable, and this film allowed us to experience what it was like to be surrounded by the continuous deaths and traumatizing situations. Fighting for your life and fighting to save your teammate’s life isn’t something that just anyone can do, but it was expected from the young teenage boys who were drafted into this war. There were no room for errors and if you had made a mistake, you’d be lucky to be alive to fix it.
The Voices of War Student Joshua Hosking has a knack for the study of war and poetry and has in the past had a one on one interview with a veteran from the Vietnam War (1954 - 1975). War: it’s a bloody, brutal and cruel experience for all sides. One minute you’re peering out of your trench; then the next, you have a bullet torn through your skull.
Wilfred Owen who was born in 1893 is still named as one of the leading British poets of war poetry about World War I in the English literature. Throughout his poetries, he vividly captures the reality of war and chaos inside of the soldiers. Before the war, Owen was a language tutor in France, but he served in an army because he felt pressured by the government’s propaganda. Nevertheless, when he actually got into the army, he disillusioned and realized both pity and horror of war. From his dreadful experience, the anti-war feeling strongly created in his mind.
It tries to enlighten the hardship of coming back to a life that is not foul or execrable including the likes of PTSD and unemployment. Both of these works of art simultaneously denounce the sins of war while supporting the troops overseas. War Song and Hero of War are two very controversial songs about war, while being two similar songs as well. Both of these songs use Ethos as both of artists have served in war ergo making them a credible source. While Rise Against’s HoW uses Ethos to describe the dreadful sights and glimpses of war, War Song uses Ethos to support the troops and to lambaste war.
At the beginning of the war, soldiers were excited and enthusiastic about fighting and they saw the other side as non-human. However, over time, the soldiers were exposed to so much death and suffering that their views shifted to see the war as an unnecessary evil which destroyed valuable lives. As shown in multiple poems written during World War One, and in Remarque’s, All Quiet on the Western Front, through witnessing excessive suffering and death at the hands of society, people recognize their individual values over the values of their society. As the war began, soldiers were surrounded by glorifying propaganda and encouragement from society to get involved, this led to feelings of excitement and pride towards the war.
Script EXT. MONTAGE OF EVENTS IN NORTH AFRICAN DESERT George (Voice-Over) Dear Hester, It seems a very long time since we met in Keady. This tragic period of events has put us in a warm paradise; a place what the rest of the group refers to as an empty world. The desert gives us both an attraction and pain in its range, the worst being man himself.