The most obvious predominant theme of All Quiet on the Western Front is of course the incessant brutality of modern warfare, which the reader can experience in every single chapter. Whereas often war poetry and books, especially German literature, attempted to romanticize the concept of war with ideas of patriotic duty, glory and adventure, All Quiet on the Western Front has the clear mission of portraying war as it actually happened. Remarque boldly replaced this romanticized archetype of heroism and honor
They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps. They were torturous places that starved, over-worked, and killed these people. It was oppressive in the extreme. Hiroshima was destroyed by the atomic bomb, Little Boy. “The American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945” (Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
The Enola Gay at 8:16 AM. The people in Hiroshima were working, studying, and playing; then, their lives changed forever or ceased to exist. Over 80,000 people were instantly killed and more than 36,000 were injured when the atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima. A year after the bomb was dropped, more 60,000 people died from the invisible killer, radiation poisoning. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, discouraged by the Japanese response to the Potsdam Conference’s demand for unconditional surrender, made the decision to use the atom bomb to end the war in order to prevent what he predicted would be a much greater loss of life were the United States to invade the Japanese mainland.
I asked God, ‘why, why, why?’ I turned my face away and wished that I were imagining it all. I had tasted the bitterest essence of war, the sight of helpless comrades being slaughtered, and it filled me with disgust.” Sledge just witnessed his brothers of war die right in front of him. Soon after, he then describes his first steps into actual war where he reaches land
For centuries, in countless countries, war has been romanticized. This means, "If you romanticize war you 're making it sound like a glorious, beautiful thing. To romanticize is to interpret things that are not glamorous in a glamorous way" ("Romanticize" par. 2). The effects of romanticized wars are seen throughout Slaughterhouse Five and All Quiet on the Western Front.
There have been many prestigious wars fought between many great forces since the dawn of man.These great battles cause violence,terrorism,and self-harm.These battles have such devastating effects that writers actually write about them in forms of protest.Writers protest war using imagery,irony, and structure. Writers use horrendous imagery to protest the gruesome details of war.In Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, Owens states that “before my helpless sight,/He plunges at me, guttering,choking,drowning”(15-16). Owens recalls the moment his fellow comrade started to die due to a gas attack.Owens uses descriptive imagery of how his friend suffered to strike trepidation into the hearts of readers. Owens even expresses “If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood /Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs”(21-22). Owens uses continuous imagery of his friend’s suffering to make the reader feel gut-wrenching emotions of fear and anxiety.
As such, proper government intervention and measures implemented to prevent this from happening is crucial in keeping peace in a country. This essay will be investigating the pressing issue of whether violent conflicts can be prevented with existing diversity in a country despite different beliefs and ethnicities. I believe that as long as these are recognised, respected and are treated equally, it would forge long-term peace and unity in a country.
No religion teaches violence. Rather, all of them teach peaceful co-existence, tolerance, humanness, love, caring and sharing as well as respect for constituted authorities. Peace and harmony continue to elude the world because man has refused to acknowledge that we are indispensable to each other, if a calamity besets one nation, others cannot escape sharing the consequences. The diversity in cultures, races and religions of the world are so rich and beautiful, that if properly harnessed and appreciated, the world will be a peaceful place indeed. If harmony does not exist among us, definitely a split will occur resulting in fights and bloodshed.
“The greatest hope for humanity lies not in condemning violence, but in making violence obsolete” (Raqib Paragraph 16). This statement conveys how nonviolence resistance can defeat oppression and can discourage violence when resolving problems. Oppression is an unjust treatment or control added to others. There are many ways to overcome oppression, nonviolent resistance is the most accepted, due to the fact that during many years, the method of acceptance has created no difference by just waiting and violence only causes people to reject the idea or topic being protested. Nonviolent resistance, specifically, the practice of speaking out, is the most successful way to overcome oppression because it does not cause harm to others while protesting
Since the dawn of independence, the peace and harmony in India gets disturbed, not because of reasons only domestic in nature. The first serious threat to national integration and communal harmony came immediately after independence and the reasons for the same being the relations between India and Pakistan. All the communities in India were in harmony with each other since ages. With the partition, the treatment rendered to Hindus in Pakistan has changed the entire fabric and nature of the society and people wanted to take revenge at Muslims in India and this marks the first instance of peace and harmony being affected by relations with another country.The renowned writer Khushwant Singh’s book “Train to Pakistan” is an exemplary account