Only the facts are real and important for us. And good boots are scarce”. As you can see, instead of feeling sad for there friend who is about to die, they keep a lookout over him so that they can make sure they get his boots, but they do need them, war is a harsh reality. On page 20 it talks their lives “All of the older men are linked up with their previous life. They have wives, children, occupation, interests, they have a background that is so strong that the war cannot obliterate it.
The main focus of the book All Quiet in the Western Front, the author illustrates his ideas of war through writing. Understanding the nature of warfare allows the reader to easily be able to know specific events in that time period. The story involves a young man Paul and his beliefs and observations throughout his experience in war. His knowledge of warfare will change from when he first joined and to the end of his journey. - Erich Maria Remarque's classic war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, deals with the many ways in which World War I affected peoples lives, both the lives of soldiers on the front lines and the lives of people on the homefront.
Sassoon was able to fight in May 1915. He was depressed because of the war but that did not stop him from doing his duty, for that courage he was a well-known man. Because of the fact that he appeared to be completely fearless; his friends called him “Mad Jack”. In Sassoon’s poem he gives descriptions that show the state of the soldier. In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat.
He also says that the first day is the hardest but it gets easier over time. This idea of “assuming a virtue if you do not already have it,” can be explained by more modern psychologist, William James, who said: “If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.” The other advice is from Polonius. Even though Polonius is portrayed as old and bumbling, Hamlet calls him a “tedious old fool,” he gives wise advice to his son Laertes in Act 1, Scene 3. “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; [...] Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend. [...] This above all: to thine own self be true.” He tells Laertes to listen more, not to lend or borrow, and to be true to
Yossarian is the protagonist of Catch-22 and is a dynamic character. Early on, Yossarian believes war to be great. After Yossarian loses Kraft on a mission, Yossarian no longer wants to be a hero, but just survive through Yossarian’s time in the military. The experiences Yossarian faces during World War II change Yossarian to hate and despise war indefinitely more than when Yossarian had initially joined the Air Force. Yossarian also initially wanted to become a hero, but Yossarian’s experiences of war have turned Yossarian into somewhat of a coward.
Closer than Brothers As the Scottish actor Jack Lowden once said, “If you speak to any soldier, even now, they say they are fighting for their friends. It always ends up that they 're fighting for the man next to them.” Soldiers become extremely close to “the man next to them” during the destruction and harsh conditions of war, and this is prominently displayed all throughout Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Narrator and protagonist Paul Bäumer, along with his comrades, including Tjaden, Müller, Albert Kropp, Franz Kemmerich, Haie Westhus, and Detering, constantly support one another while out on the front, in the hospital, and throughout the war. Most of them went to the same school before enlisting, but their bonds grew and strengthened during the war, as conveyed by them often referring to each other as if they were brothers. The leader of their small group, Stanislaus “Kat” Katczinsky, acts as a mentor and father figure to them, but especially to Paul.
It is also making it harder to find themselves because of all the pressure, while the school itself seems to care the most as preparing seniors before war. In other words, there is an identity crisis is going through an identity crisis and Gene one of the examples that portrays this. One way Gene goes through any identity crisis is anytime he tries to be on top of studies, Phineas treats him like it is something natural that doesn’t need much effort, since he has many trophies for sports. According to A Separate Peace, chapter 4, pages 51 and 52, it states, “You work too hard Phineas said. You know all about History and English and French and everything else.
Technology advancement within the past century has led to the lesser cost of human life because the war is modernized to faceless. This has lowered the number of casualties in combat. The man has battled from the starting point of human species. Archeologists have ascertained that the key demonstration of Homo sapiens into the world was the genocide that cleared the Neanderthals without any evidence of war exertion. The Neanderthals were driven into lesser zones by the Homo sapiens who weakened them and drove them towards the northern Europe atmosphere where they converted and picked up better settlement zones (Dugdale-Pointon, 2003).
At the beginning of the film it shows how Germany is a prideful country because they held a parade as a celebration for their soldiers that were going out to fight for their country. In the scene All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) it displayed the feelings and combat experiences through out the whole film but mainly of those students that were encouraged by their professor to join the army and go fight in the World War 1. A few of those students that soon became soldiers were very scared of the thought of going to war, but it is clearly shown that they felt peer pressured by their friends and classmates. Many were excited to go fight for their country, although many did face a lot of bad experiences and most of them did not make it through the whole war due to infections and getting killed during combat. The lecture notes that were presented in class over the World War 1 were accurate to the film in the way that it shows how life in the trenches was
“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).