Erich Maria Remarque showed disillusionment in very many different ways in his book that he wrote ¨All Quiet On The Western Front. ¨ The theme of ¨All Quiet On The Western Front¨ is to never let your emotions get to you when you need to power through things and need to be strong at the moment. Paul never let his emotions get to him throughout the story. Besides at one point when he went home and saw his mother so sick she was stuck in bed, and she left all the good food that they had for when Paul came back even though Paul knew his mother and sister needed the food more than him.
Script EXT. MONTAGE OF EVENTS IN NORTH AFRICAN DESERT George (Voice-Over) Dear Hester, It seems a very long time since we met in Keady. This tragic period of events has put us in a warm paradise; a place what the rest of the group refers to as an empty world. The desert gives us both an attraction and pain in its range, the worst being man himself.
Comradeship: Saving Lives Appalling and gruesome, the First World War was harsh and relentless on its participants. Soldiers died in droves with no respite from the merciless pounding of the artillery and the sharp crack of Death’s whip that accompanied the bullets as they flew into the hearts of friend and foe. Yet, through the spitting machine guns and muddy, rat-ridden trenches, the men remained loyal to each other. Comradeship, a theme prevalent throughout the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, is shown through the quiet determination, recognition, and fellowship of the “Iron Youth.”
In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front there are many good examples of comradeship. Comradeship should have been and is a major part of this story. Think about it, fighting day and night for your life isn’t an easy task to do alone. Friends and acquaintances are going to come in real handy when in war. Remarque does a very good job implying this theme.
Remarque’s Development of Wartime Brutality and the Differences in Wartime Today All Quiet on the Western Front is a timeless story that portrays the good and the bad of being involved in a war, specifically World War 1 (WW1). Throughout the novel, Remarque develops the theme of brutality in the war. He presents the topic of brutality quite often. The brutality during wartime has short and long term effects, but also is somewhat different from war today.
PTSD affects more than 3 million people a year and people can either forget about what happened to them that caused them PTSD or people can get serious symptoms. PTSD is when someone experiences or witnesses a horrifying accident that they can’t forget. PTSD is caused by physical and emotional feelings or thoughts. Some effects of PTSD can negatively affect your physical and mental health. All Quiet on the Western Front is a book that can relate to people nowadays that have PTSD by talking about a soldier named Paul that goes through terrifying experiences in World War 1.
The soldiers rejoiced at this during the hangings, drinking and laughing, as we watched the communist dogs be put to death. We drank the schnapps from local bars. German liquor is much better and more potent! We laughed as one soldier drew a picture of the spectacle. We had a Dührer in our midst.
The battlegrounds of the war were as repulsive as my hands, stained and cracked with dried blood that had turned into a murky brown. The acrid stench of gunpowder burned my nostrils along with the smell of blood. I rubbed my hands in cold water but the filth just wouldn’t go away. It clung to me like ivy, and I wondered if the poison would mar me forever. “Nurse Mabel Earp!
Innocence is not a strong enough force to combat the corruption from the evils of the world. Innocence can cause one to make bad decisions as they simply know no better. Furthermore, innocence can cause one to commit bad choices in the face of unfamiliar situations. Both All Quiet On The Western Front by Eric Remarque and The Quiet American by Graham Greene explore the concept that when one loses their innocence, it is swiftly replaced by wickedness. Both Remarque and Greene use their protagonists, Baumer and Fowler respectively, to exemplify the vulnerability of innocence and how leads to poor decision-making.
Throughout The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, Kien struggles to deal with the trauma of being a soldier in the Vietnam war. He had to witness many of his friends and all of his platoon die, while he survived. Bao Ninh uses Kien’s excessive drinking and violence to demonstrate trauma in The Sorrow of War. Trauma affects everyone different, but many people use the same strategy as a solution to this problem.