Millions of people have gone through life-altering experiences in their time in World War I. In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Bäumer, a 19-year-old German soldier, narrates his personal memoirs of this war. He describes the mental change and suffering he goes through as he is forced to mature from a young boy to a soldier in order to survive, leaving him permanently scarred from the throes of war. By employing juxtaposition to contrast Paul’s mindset, before and after the war, Remarque demonstrates how the mental health of the World War I soldiers is damaged because of the abrupt loss of their youth, leaving them in a state of survival and mental instability.
In the book Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, a seventh grader Paul Fisher moves to Tangerine, Florida; leaving all of his friends and memories back in Texas. He faces multiple difficulties here and struggles to take a stand. He moves from school to school and has trouble making true friends. Most of all, he has to deal with his cruel brother Erik and Erik’s friend Arthur Bauer both constantly looking to harm Paul and many others in any way possible, but Paul is able to take a stand.
In this part of the book, Paul and his friends are out on the front re-wiring the front line with new barbed and communication wires when they hear the shrill cries of injured and badly wounded horses. Additionally, during the bombing, one of their soldiers becomes badly wounded in his leg and will most likely die or never be able to walk again. There is a similarity between this young soldier and the injured horses, made apparent by the comparison the author makes between the two. The young soldier, while human, is helpless after getting injured and will likely die if he is not helped soon. In the case of the horses, they too are at risk of dying if they are not medically attended to quickly. The difference between the
The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid. Since many people look down upon Paul, he notices facts and clues society does not, however, he fears saying something, in which causes his friend to end up dying
The realistic fiction novel Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor, follows the tale of a dysfunctional family and the dark secrets that they are slowly discovering within themselves. The author uses the motif -a repeated theme or idea in the story- of sight to further the story and in doing so, gives the character better understanding of each other and the truth. Through the motif of sight, Paul -the main character in the novel- has a growing understanding of his friends, family, and himself.
In the book tangerine the main character paul is affected by the choices he makes, as well as the choices the people around him make. Paul has just moved to tangerine florida, now he has to start a whole new school with lots of new people. Since moving to lake windsor downs paul has started to uncover secrets that have been kept from him for quite some time. How did the choices of the characters in tangerine effect paul as the main character in the book? Why are these choices so important?
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.
War is a terrible thing, everyone can agree with that. It will leave a mark on everyone who was involved. Either physically or even worse, mentally. In the book “All Quiet on the Western Front” by a World War 1 veteran Erich Remarque describes the effects of not just WWI, but of what war in general can do to a man. 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. It will affect you for the rest
The devastating psychological effects of war, portrayed masterfully through the characters of Erich Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, manifest themselves in the form of powerful symbolism. Kemmerich’s boots, passed down to each soldiers, causing the subsequent death of every boy who wears them, embody the mindset of war and the volatile nature of a human life, therefore, they act as the most effective symbol in the novel. Introduced almost immediately, as the soldiers’ former schoolmate, Kemmerich lies in a hospital enduring a slow, excruciating death, readers experience a shocking jolt into the perspective of a soldier when Mueller apparently suffers no grief for his friend and focuses solely on obtaining his high-quality boots. Later, narrator Paul Baumer rationalizes Mueller’s
In the year 1914, a war started that would turn innocent people against each other, and have aftermaths that include thousands of people dead due to new equipment like tanks, gas attacks, and hand-to-hand combat. In this war there was a soldier named Paul Bäumer who is a German nineteen year old who has made friends that will last a lifetime during this experience, but has also felt immense pain. His daily routine is to sleep, eat, and fight in the trenches, and he experiences death every day. Most soldiers view death as a recurring event, but Paul views it as wretchedness, which makes him different from others by caring about his comrades more than others. Paul shows many qualities through this experience of being a soldier in the First World War, and he learns what is necessary in life, which takes some people years to figure out. In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul Bäumer participates in the bloodiest war of all time, and he develops the skills of intelligence, leadership, and loyalty.
“Hunters in the Snow” deals with the motif of alienation, or isolation. Tub and Frank both experience isolation from others, reinforced by the secrets they are keeping. Kenny and Frank rush ahead of Tub while hunting, and almost leave without him. Tub has to run to catch up with them, and pulls himself into the truck before it drives away. Indignant, he says,”’I used to stick up for you.’ ‘Okay, so you used to stick up for me. So what?’ ‘You shouldn’t have just left me back there like that.’” (90) Tub is continually being excluded from his friends, who seem to have teamed up against him. Kenny and Frank mock and tease him, leaving him isolated from his so-called friends. Later, Tub stands up to Frank: “‘What do you know about fat,’ Tub said.
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. During the war, Paul encounters many traumatizing events that changes him and when he is released from the war he cannot seem to find himself. Paul and his generation are known as the “Lost Generation” because the war took so much from
From 1914 to 1918 World War One occurred due to the murder of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, by a Serbian group named the Black Hand. Additionally, several powerful countries, including Germany, France, and Britain, established a series of alliances that amplifies the size of the war. Likewise, the war expanded by the strong nationalist beliefs of each country, therefore a countless amount of men desired to fight the war, in order to support their country. This sense of nationalism is a theme explored throughout Erich Maria Remarque's novel All Quiet on the Western Front, through the lense of a young German Soldier. The protagonist, Paul, a 19 year old soldier, explores the horrors of war through strong comradeship, the death of companions,
The war novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque depicts one protagonist, Paul, as he undergoes a psychological transformation. Paul plays a role as a soldier fighting in World War I. His experiences during the war are not episodes the average person would simply experience. Alternatively, his experiences allow him to develop into a more sophisticated individual. Remarque illustrates these metamorphic experiences to expose his theme of the loss of not only people’s lives but also innocence and tranquility that occurs in war.