Irony in Remarque 's, All Quiet on the Western Front Some historians and people describe World War I as “The Great War,” a label that must be ironic to those who have fought it and lost their friends and family. Erich Maria Remarque 's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, narrates the lives of several young soldiers, Paul, Tjaden, Albert and Müller, among others, who enlisted to defend the German lines. Their schoolteachers encouraged them to enlist by stressing the nobility of and courage in serving and protecting the nation. However, deep in the trenches, Paul and his friends rapidly learn the difference between what they had been taught about the war and what the war itself has taught them.
In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, is about a group of German schoolboys who enlist to fight in WWI. It is told by one of the characters, Paul’s, perspective. The boys don’t have anything to go back to after the war. The author is a German veteran, and talks about his experience on the front, through the book. Their teacher, who convinced them to join, said it was good fighting for your country.
At the beginning of the film it shows how Germany is a prideful country because they held a parade as a celebration for their soldiers that were going out to fight for their country. In the scene All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) it displayed the feelings and combat experiences through out the whole film but mainly of those students that were encouraged by their professor to join the army and go fight in the World War 1. A few of those students that soon became soldiers were very scared of the thought of going to war, but it is clearly shown that they felt peer pressured by their friends and classmates. Many were excited to go fight for their country, although many did face a lot of bad experiences and most of them did not make it through the whole war due to infections and getting killed during combat.
Personal view of O'Brien's anecdote:“If I Die in a Combat Zone…” In "If I die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home", Tim O’Brien gives the readers a unique insight into the Vietnam War from a soldier’s perspective. He uses dark humor to describe his firsthand experience of combat and the feelings of fear, bravery, and loss. Drafted into the war, O’Brien begins his journey in a training camp in Washington, making a close comrade who shares similar views with him. During his time at the camp, he considers the senselessness of the war and thinks of fleeing the country with his comrade, Erik.
There Werner excels in his physics and is chosen by his professor, Dr. Hauptmann, to help create a radio tracking device for the German army. At school, he meets his only two friends: Fredrick, his bunk buddy, Frank Volkheimer, who is known to be a “Giant”. Although Werner was given the opportunity to go to school, he drastically started to change. When Frederick was being “bullied” Werner didn 't stop them, instead, he followed their lead. Through the school, his sister’s, fear of him changing had started to come true.
She and Ishmael bond when he visits the UN to share his story of being a boy soldier laura invites all the children from the assignment of responsibility back to her home at the conclusion of the conference. For Ishmael, Laura represents an outsider who truly cares about the fate of the children in war torn countries. She listens to an honors there stories and teaches them how to share to stories with the world. Ones Ishmael returns to sierra Leone, Laura rights often and sends him money. When Ishmael escapes the country, he makes his way to his the US and laura becomes his support mother like with Esther and Tommy , Laura’s tender felling and unconditional love allow Ishmael Beah began to trust him again and gravel the way for his bright future.
Set in Gulu, Uganda Jacob, Paul, and Tony are excited to start a new year at George Jones Seminary for Boys. But that ends when they are awakened by gunshots, and forced to be soldiers by the LRA. However, these boys will do anything to protect their comrades, their family. Mckay uses the title War Brothers to reveal the forged through wars. The development of the relationship between Jacob and Norman shows us that family is more than who you’re related to.
Throughout the story, it is said that the soldiers had a happy, normal life before the war. This quote directly juxtaposes that view and shows the life of the soldiers during the war. Therefore showing the effects of war as it allows the viewer to see the lives of the soldiers before and during the war. The brutality of war is represented in the quote: "He fell in October 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: ‘All was quiet on the Western Front’". In this quote, it can be seen that the protagonist has died, despite this, the army restrict themselves to a single sentence: "All Quiet on the Western Front".
While Paul continued to fight in the war to protect his fellow comrades in All Quiet on the Western Front, Junger was motivated by pure patriotism to fight for his country in The Storm of Steel. Both young men were patriotic and valued their comrades in each of the novels. Both Remarque and Junger had comradeship and patriotism to help get through the difficulty and stressful times. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque describes many scenes that involve comradeship among the young soldiers.
What terrific influence a war caused is not the devastation of splendid constructions and the recessions of participated countries but the devastation of a whole generation of people. There are people who devoted their whole youth to the war; the guns in their hands, the bullets they had shoots, and the people they killed would be eternally existing in their memories. The horrible memories would never fade away as the war ends.
They also had classroom-like training where they were all gathered in a large auditorium and lectured on survival skills that were needed in case of war My Grandpa says he only remembers one instructor; he doesn’t remember his name but he does remember him being a lot nicer than most of the other instructors. The reason any of the instructors would be harassing the soldiers would be for the benefit of the soldiers to prepare for the harsh conditions of war. My grandpa told me he didn’t have too much trouble getting through training.
Quotes are meaningful, inspirational, wise, etc. They are sayings, things that people have said. In the novel, A Separate Peace, the characters have said many psychological things in relation to who they are as characters. One of the statements of the main character and narrator, Gene, included, “My war ended before I ever put on a uniform; I was on active duty all my time at school; I killed my enemy there.”
Paul and his friend went into the war very young. Some of the boys did not even finish high school, Before the war, all they had was schooling, and some other hobbies but not many. During the war, Paul thinks back to the stories he used to write, and he calls them childish. “We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress.
Gene’s war ended before ever putting on his uniform because for him the war he was fighting was against his own conflicting emotions of jealousy and his own repercussions of his actions because of it, not the real war he was actually going to fight in. Towards the end of the novel, the author had explained that Gene “was on active duty all my time at the school; [he] killed [his] enemy there" (Knowles 204). The real war was never a problem for Gene. His jealousy towards Finny was his own personal war and what he did because of his jealousy eventually became a hard battle for gene to live with. When Finny died, so did Genes
In comparison to Dix, Remarque 's All Quiet on the Western Front depicts soldiers who are used to fighting on the front line; forcing them to forget how to adjust into a civilized society considering the horrors they face on a daily basis. Soldiers ' are familiar with their obligations on the front line as opposed to when they enter the real world after the war. Remarque includes a passage in which Paul, the protagonist of the novel, fights against his own conscience, reconnects with human morals, and ultimately concludes that war is real and that he must learn to adapt to it. After Paul stabs a Frenchman, he immediately questions if he would 've committed the killing if it were his loved ones, which uncovers his guilt built up inside of him. The author states, "Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?