Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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All Quiet on the Western Front was written to show the horrors and intensity war has and that it is inevitably hell. Author Erich Maria Remarque was an intryman during the first World War and that was his inspiration for writing this novel. The book is written in a way to impact the reader with intense emotions and confused thoughts to really understand what the soldiers were experiencing on the war field. Remarque mentions many war technologies in the novel such as explosives, rifles, and toxic gases that show how deadly the war field can be. In chapter 6, Paul Baumer mentions the “[b]ombardment, barrage, curtain-fire, mines, gas, machine-guns, [and] hand-grenades” that lie in the war field, which are things to frighten the reader and therefore

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