Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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What terrific influence a war caused is not the devastation of splendid constructions and the recessions of participated countries but the devastation of a whole generation of people. There are people who devoted their whole youth to the war; the guns in their hands, the bullets they had shoots, and the people they killed would be eternally existing in their memories. The horrible memories would never fade away as the war ends. The suffering may keep following them, until everything ends. All Quiet on the Western Front Who is the author? In 1898, Erich Maria Remarque was born in Osnabruck, Germany. He joined into the German army to fight in the World War One, and he was wounded five times. After the war, he wrote “All Quiet on the Western Front”, and it was published 10 years after the war. In, 1939, Remarque went to the United States, and stayed there for the whole World War II, and he returned to Switzerland after…show more content…
Paul’s idea of “home” changes in the novel. At first, he wanted to go back home, and he believed home is at his home town, and he has his mother there cooking for him. However, and the end, he believed the front line is his home, and he felt disconnection between his hometown and him. Critique All Quiet on the Western Front is an anti- war novel. It describes the cruelty of war and influences of war to people to let people think about war. What is war? What did war bring us? There are many people in the war might be similar to the main character, Paul in the novel. They are students before the war, but nothing they had learned in the school can save them from the war. They used to learn about Shakespeare or maybe Aristotle, but when they are in the real battlefield, they have to learn how to survive, evading from the shells and firing with pistols. These youths may lose their life in every second of being at the front line, and as Paul said, they are no longer youth after joining in the
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