All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarqueis a book about a German soldier Paul Bäumer and some of his friends from school who joined the army voluntarily after their teacher talked about joining the war. The group of nineteen year olds started the war with a great sense of nationalism and enthusiasm, but after experiencing ten weeks of hard training from Corporal Himmelstoss and the brutality of life on the front. Paul and his friends realize that the reasons of for which they enlisted are simply meaningless after some time on the front. Also, Paul and his friend realize that war is not as glorious or honorable as it is made out to be, and constantly lived in strain both mental and physical. The book was written in the mid to late 1920’s but, no exact dates are known about the writing of the book the only dates we know are the publication dates. With Erich Maria Remarque writing the book at this time did seemingly have an impact on how he wrote it because the world had an antiwar …show more content…
And in the book he explains that the reason to be that the leaders of both side are arguing to see who is right and then has people of their nations fight to see who is right. Also the book says that soldiers on both sides are told that they are fighting for the right side but if both sides think they are right is anyone really in the right. I would highly recommend All Quiet on the Western Front to anyone because the book shows how rough war is on any one who is involved and how it impacts a nation. Also, the book shows that people change the circumstances that they are in and when you change you can’t go back you have to move on. With some of the soldiers just graduating or not even graduating high school they needed to be able to go back because they had nothing and needed their
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Esteban Gonzalez Professor Voth Humanities Oct 7, 2014 All Quiet on the Western Front Paper This story wastes no time getting into the hardships and devastation that war has on a young soul. Our protagonist Paul, a young man who has voluntarily joined the war out of amongst many of his friends and classmates have undergone 10 weeks of mentally and physically exhausting both in training and on the front lines.
if i were a reporter, i'm going to a town where soldiers are passing by carrying wounded, ill-treated, sick, malnourished men. from one camp to another. and that these soldiers are speaking normal with women when they take chained slaves. all people look at them and no ones takes an interest. i was going to buy a camera.
World War I and All Quiet on the Western Front World War I was the first of two major wars that affected the world. Germany was one of the Central Powers during the war. In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front follows the story of how German soldiers braved complications during World War I.
“We loved our country as much as they; we went courageously into every action; but also we distinguished the false from true, we had suddenly learned to see. And we saw that there was nothing of their world left. We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through” (Remarque 6). Joining the war is perceived to be glory, and an honorable act, but is it like all it seems? All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel about World War I and its effects upon those who served in it through the perspective of a German soldier by the name of Paul Bäumer.
What were the effects of the war on the soldiers who fought in it? The effects of war on these soldiers’ lives, had a very negative impact. Some of the effects were a lost generation, scarring the soldiers for life, causing them to lose their innocence, and to take other people’s lives. I’m going to synthesize and analyzes these three situations; in All Quiet on the Western the Front the main character is Paul Baumer, the movie Gallipoli the main character is Archie Hamilton, and the poem They. All of these situations are about what one certain soldier experience in World War 1.
All Quiet On The Western Front starts in Germany on the front during World War 1. It is told by Paul Baumer, a 19-year-old soldier. He and his friends are eating after fighting and losing that battle. After the meal Paul, Kropp, and Muller go to outside and play cards. Paul and his friends all went to the same school together and were encouraged to join the army by their teacher Mr.Kantorek.
“War is hell” was said by General William Tecumseh Sherman, there is no expression quite as short that captures the image of war, and he said this quote as he was on a mission to raze the South to the ground. At the beginning of the book Paul is a hopeful soldier. It will end only as what you would expect of watching all of your friends die and spending years at the front. Erich Maria Remarque wrote All Quiet on the Western Front to show us the horrors of war, and in vain to teach us lesson, that we finally realized by WWII. The story follows the life of a 19 year old schoolboy pressed into service by his teacher, trained in 10 weeks in a barracks, then learns the reality of war through experience.
The book has been called "The greatest war book that has yet been written" by Rodakteur Stohr. All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is about a young German soldier named Paul Baumer who is in World War 1. The book uses many motifs, which are repeating objects or ideas. The motif of brutality teaches the reader that war is full of horror by showing that people kill other people in a way they wouldn 't anywhere else. Two examples of this are when a man’s chin gets smashed away and when Kat smashes a man 's face with the butt of this rifle.
Paul Baumer and the Lost Generation The traumas of war affects active duty servicepersons and veterans every day. What we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was undiagnosed as an illness during World War I and was thought of as a side effect of being in the war. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, the readers are introduced to Paul Baumer. Paul is an enlisted soldier who joins the war as a young, innocence schoolboy, who falls apart and becomes broken by the war.
All Quiet on the Western Front focuses on the main character in the story, Paul Baumer. Paul fights for the German army during WW1 and is stationed on the front lines of the western front. All Quiet on the Western Front shows that war, to a man, can lead to nothing but violence and despair. Rather it's from losing friends in war or the sights you see and things you hear.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the last straw. In October 1914, World War I broke out. Long before the war, the creation of the alliance system and the competition between European countries lead to an increasing tension that spread throughout Europe. As an attempt to resolve the global issues, the Triple Alliance, including Russia, Great Britain, and France, went to war against the Triple Entente, Austria Hungary, Germany, and Italy. The novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque eloquently depicts the horrors of war and its disastrous consequences by following the journey of a young German soldier.
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.
The movie Grand Illusion was very different from the novel All Quiet on the Western Front. The stories and settings were completely different, and had very little to do with each other. But even though the film and the book are completely different, they both give the same idea of the war being a horrible place, the movie had just approached the topic very mildly (in comparison to the book). The movie had avoided war on the battlefield, along with harsh conditions, and focused in a prison, instead. The novel however felt like a heavier topic, more emotional.
All quite in the western front was a very good war book. For people like me who have never experienced the horrors of being in battle during war, this book painted a good picture of what it was like being in battle. The emotional trauma that these men had to endure, words cannot express what they must have been through. The book All quite in the western front had many traits that it expressed in it such as loss, despair, and alienation. Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel about Paul, a young German man who fights for the army on the French front in World War I. Paul and his classmates joined the German army after listening to the patriotic speeches of their teacher. After experiencing brutal training at the hands of the cruel Corporal Himmelstoss and brutality of life on the French front, Paul and his comrades have realized that the ideals of patriotism for which they enlisted are clichés. As a result, Paul and his friends no longer believe that war is glorious and they live in constant fear of death. "The abyss" to which Bäumer fears his thoughts will lead is the end of the World War I which has destroyed the lives of his comrades and his life predicated on a misconstrue