All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front is written by Erich Maria Remarque and takes place during World War I. Paul Baumer is the protagonist, he is a high school student whose teacher convinces him and his friends to join the German army. With little training Paul and his friends get deployed to the western front where Paul meets man name Kat. Kat has been in war for a while and takes Paul under his wing and shows him the ropes of being in combat.
Trench war fair is common in Paul’s experience in battle. The trenches are dirty and dingy. After around 14 days of nonstop fighting only half of Paul platoon return to base. Death and the war has had a serious impact on Paul’s and his friend’s emotions. On leave Paul heads …show more content…
On a mission he loses his company and gets lost. Hiding in a shell hole Paul encounters a French solider and has to stab him. Paul can’t get over what just happened and has to watch the man suffer and die right in front of him. Once Paul returns to base and meet up with his friends they try to console him and try to justify what happened.
There next job was considered a great job on the standards of Paul and his friends. They were told to guard supply depot in a village. These men were living high off the hog for the time they were guarding the depot. Unexpectedly the crew ended up catch fire from artillery shells and Paul and his friend Albert get wounded. Albert get seriously wounded and has to have his leg amputated. Paul get discharged from the hospital and his put back in the fighting on the western front.
After seeing every one of his friends die, Paul cares less about his life and becomes unconcerned with war. Paul becomes depressed and sees no future after the war. As the end of the war nears Paul gets killed in a day with little to no …show more content…
It was the opposite of propaganda for the Hitler regime. Many riots ensued from the Nazi’s as the movie was shown in Germany lead by Joseph Goebbels. Eventually The Board of Censors in Germany banned the movie. The Nazi’s saw this as antiwar and it made Germany look soft and not want to fight. Hitler thought that this could’ve never be true how the men in the infantry could be so dishearten and not wanting to fight http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/most-loved-and-hated-novel-about-world-war-I-180955540/ Primary Source I do see this book as a primary source. Many high school history classes make you read it and I do feel like it does give you a good German perspective of the war. I does a good job of showing what it is like being a young German solider that knows nothing about the war and how propaganda can make war look heroic but when you actually get into battle it is completely different when you actually have to kill another man. If you ever knew of anyone that has been to war they don’t like to talk about it and so did Paul when he comes home on leave to see his family. There are many similarities between Paul and soldiers that I have encountered, that’s why I feel this is a primary
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In chapter six it starts out with the men discussing a possible offensive against them, meanwhile all of them are in the trenches which are in horrible shape, which are filed with huge rats. The soldiers are all tired and worn down and their leader ,Kat, shows it in his face as well. One night after an earth bomb shakes their trench area a young recruit that seems uneasy and yells at Paul then walks out of the trenches, this showed the toll war does on a man. The same day the men are attacked by the French and attacked bad, Paul described it and says “ We have become wild beasts. We do not fight, we defend ourselves from annihilation”.
Paul’s company finally catches a break and is brought back from the front. Unfortunately only 80 out of 150 men are alive to experience the relief. When they are back, an issue arises between the men of the company and the cook who refuses to give rations designated to the deceased. After quite an uproar from the men the cook finally
Paul was forced to join the army when he was young. Paul was almost shot down in the army by a gun. War brought problems to Paul's family by money wise because there was no money. Young Paul was a wise young man. Paul was always watching his dad do metal work.
Throughout the story Paul shows that he cares about his comrades by protecting them from the dangers of war, and he also displays that he will guide them in war. Paul uses his skills of intelligence to guide his team in the trenches and at the front, and he passes on his knowledge and tricks of war to the new recruits. Not many soldiers have all of these qualities, which makes Paul stand out more than his comrades. Even today some men don't express the passion and leadership Paul shows in All Quiet on the Western Front, which brings up the fact that the war needs more men like Paul. To sum up, Paul is an honest and true man who will always be there for his comrades when needed, and he is a man the troops are proud to say is a patriotic
Paul has learned a whole new level of survival. He's taught himself to survival intense shelling, and survive in a dirty and unequipped trench. All the men in his trench are his new family. At the end of the book Paul explains how death doesn't take him by surprise anymore. When Kropp and Paul both become injured severely, Paul gets let out early.
War is something many people can have the chance to experience, but few actually make it through the journey. In various senior symposium lectures and readings have revolved around the life of war and the lives that war impacts. War has more negative externalities than positive externalities when comparing the two. War drastically changes the way a person reacts to situations, a soldiers home life and relationships, and causes possible trauma for many of the men.
All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque is a story of a young man named Paul Bäumer who volunteers to be a soldier in the German army during World War One. Being at a very young age Bäumer, and three of his friends whom also enlisted to the German army from the same school he attended, felt proud when enlisting “we were a class of twenty young men, many of whom proudly shaved for the first time before going to the barracks” (AQOTWF p.21). Very soon, however, Bäumer and the young men he enlisted with begin to feel indifferent and embittered of being in the army “At first astonished, then embittered, and finally indifferent.” (AQOTWF p.21/22). Joining the army for Bäumer changed the way he felt about everything he knew in the past, and the way he thought of the people who stayed back home.
In “Soldiers Home” and All Quiet on the Western Front, both Harold and Paul mature from friendly, well-adjusted children to lonely, disconnected adults who have trouble function in society due to their experiences in war, this created major changes to the ways they lived. Before Harold and Paul went to war they were well-adjusted teenagers, who had goals and wanted to succeed in life. Krebs as a kid was a normal teenage boy. “ Before Krebs went away to the war he had never been allowed to drive the family motor car” (Hemingway 134). He was not allowed to use the family car.
The war has destroyed their old life and they must grasp onto the reality that as much as they fight and push, they will never have what they had nor who they truly were before the war. After Paul is the only 1 of the 7 people in his class remaining alive he is granted 14 days of rest due to swallowing a small quantity of gas. While Paul is outside being attacked by his thoughts, he concludes that, “Let the months and years come, they can bring me nothing more. I am so alone, and so without hope that I can confront them without fear. The life that has borne me through these years is still in my hands and eyes.
Paul learns that war obtains the capability to demolish society. War destroys so many innocent people’s lives, whether it kills innocent human beings or shatters the innocence of those who fight in
On his way back, he becomes lost. An attack with bombs begins, so he realizes that he must lie still and pretend to be dead. Paul crawled into a shell hole to wait until the bombardment is over. An enemy soldier jumps into the hole with him, and Paul quickly stabs him. However, it is too light outside for Paul to make his way back, so he is forced to wait in the shell hole with the enemy.
All Quiet on The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is a novel composed after World War One to convey the experiences of German soldiers during this horrific time of fighting. He brought to light many important issues that occur during wars. In this book, three horrors of war that had the largest impact were the lack of sanitation in the trenches, the loss of comrades, and the shock that came from unexpected and ongoing shelling. The lack of sanitation in the trenches caused many diseases, infections, and terrible memories to me made.
In addition, Paul was injured in the book and goes home and stays with her family while he recovers. He is no longer able to relate to his family, since it is very difficult to think and have emotions and at the same time with much death all around him in the war. There is much talk of how he and his friends do not think about deep things, but just think about eating and silly things. His father and people over all his people want me to tell them stories of war and hate Paul because their experiences are horrible. Paul has just returned to the fight and basically everyone in the book is wounded and dies.
Every generation has a name, it is a brand that many wear with honor as they speak of their shared life experiences. The Lost Generation is a generation that, like its name, is forgotten. A name first created by Ernest Hemingway, he describes the Lost Generation as the boys that returned from World War 1 coming back haunted and hollow from the violence from the war. They were no longer children that could no longer fit safely within society.