Erich Maria Remarque Essays

  • All Quiet On The Front By Erich Maria Remarque Analysis

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    from Author Erich Maria Remarque dramatizes the savagery of war to show the loss of innocence for the soldiers in battle in World War I. He shows how war results in the death of childhood and the need to become a man.. in order to survive. He uses imagery, figurative language, and a certain style of diction to reveal his point. Paul tells the truths about the life experiences he is surviving and the detailed events of life on the front lines of the most brutal war in history. Remarque portrays many

  • Analysis Of All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    Erich Maria Remarque, a World War I veteran, took his own personal war experience to paper, which resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed anti-war movement novels of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front. The voice of the novel, Paul Baumer, describes his daily life as a soldier during the First World War. Through the characters he creates in the novel, Remarque addresses his own issues with the war. Specifically, Remarque brings to light the idea of the “Iron Youth,” the living conditions

  • Symbolism In Erich Maria Remarque´s All Quiet On The Western Front

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    World War I is a gloomy and cruel place; it obliterates the beliefs of fighting for one’s country and transforms the minds of the soldiers. This realization is found in Erich Maria Remarque’s book All Quiet on the Western Front. In the book, a young teen named Paul Baumer and his friends join in the war believing it’s going to make them become important and that fighting for their country is such a great privilege, but once they are in the war, they all realize it’s not the same as what they were

  • Analysis Of Erich Maria Remarque´s All Quiet On The Western Front

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    Erich Maria Remarque, a German author, published All Quiet on the Western Front in 1929 as an anti-war novel. Remarque was a former soldier who actually endured the horrible effects of WWI (1914-1918). He used his experiences and writing to unveil the destructive aspect of war. Remarque was bothered by the fact that there was no anti war literature, and he became the first to publish an anti war novel. Although he bravely chose to publish his novel to shed light upon the detrimental effects of war

  • We Want You Remarque Analysis

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    the idea of war but how ultimately war results in death. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque sends the subtle message of the reality of war and how losing one's life isn't as honorable as it is presented to be. Remarque shows this reality by the experiences he gives the main character and other soldiers in order to argue against war and build accusations against those who promote it. Remarque paints a very drastic and probably quite accurate picture of war. Our main character Paul

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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    and those whom wish it. All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is about 19 year old Paul and his friends in the “Second Company”. Even though they are just out of school age, they have already seen things that many could not bear to even think about. Eventually, all of his friends die, and even Paul too, dies. Remarque uses diction and syntax as literary devices to express his anti-war theme, or lesson. Using diction, Remarque is able to communicate an anti-war theme in the novel All

  • Review Of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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    Erich Maria Remarque was born in Osnabruck, Germany, in 1898 into a middle-class family of lower status. In 1916, he was drafted into the German army to fight in World War I, in which he was unfortunately wounded. He published,Im Westen Nichts Neues,ten years after the war ended, rewritten in English a year later as All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel about the experiences of typical German soldiers during the war. In presenting his terribly realistic version of a soldier 's experience, Remarque

  • What Is Remarque's Relationship In All Quiet On The Western Front

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    author Erich Maria Remarque. If a reader knows Remarque’s life and background, the reader can determine the connection between his life and his work. All Quiet on the Western Front is a fictional story and contains fictional characters, but Remarque bases these characters on real people he actually knew and used Paul Baumer to represent himself (Roberts). All Quiet on the Western Front was the closest book to Remarque since he had personal experiences of the war (“The Life and Writings of Erich Maria

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Changes

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    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

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Book Analysis

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    Writers and producers made a lot of pieces talking about WWI during the 20st century but they often approached in many different ways the theme of disillusionment. The Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque each have their own way of talking about disillusionment. The novel is more realistic in describing the perspective of Paul, the protagonist, and what he felt when he discovered the truth about war whereas the movie gives a more allegorical point

  • All Quiet On The Western Front: Poem Analysis

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    In Erich Maria Remarque’s, “All Quiet on the Western Front” the soldiers face fear, hardships, love, trust, and death together during World War 1. The question is, why? All soldiers were clueless to the reason why they had to leave their families, friends, and loved ones, only to return home to suffer from the mental and physical pain afterward. The novel focuses on Paul Baumer who enlists in the German army and experiences the horrors of war while trying to survive in the trenches. “War Some More”

  • All Quiet On The Western Front

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    ordeals which will form and develop their beliefs, values and how they perceive the world. The novels All Quiet on the Western Front and Purple Hibiscus share these similar themes through the novels. All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is a War novel about the physical and mental challenges of a young German man who volunteers to join up into the military to fight in World War One. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a fiction novel involving a young girl, her

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria

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    Contrary to other literary history works, “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Remarque Erich Maria is so unique because of the way it displays such a realistic view of war and the associated loss of humanity, innocence, and emotion that attend with it. Throughout this novel, Remarque proves his point that war is unnecessary, and dishonorable. Remarque’s focus is how one is changed and ruined after just a few nights in war, the effects of war, on everyone. The novel really emphasizes on the accumulating

  • Changes In Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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    their experiences, but there are few circumstances in life that can alter a person more than war whether it be physically, emotionally, or both. World War I was one of the bloodiest wars with over 31 million deaths, wounded, and missing people. Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, is a novel set in this bloodshed, and focuses around the changes brought by the war on one young German soldier. This text depicts the overwhelming effects and power war holds to weaken the human spirit

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Analysis

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    In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, the author utilizes juxtaposition and situational irony to demonstrate the negative impacts of war on a soldiers’ relationships, more specifically how being a young soldier isolates one from their family and pre-war life. Erich Remarque uses situational irony to indicate that the Great War influences the soldiers’ connections to their families, by secluding themselves from their parents and siblings. Near the end of Paul’s leave

  • Analytical Paragraph-Rough Draft

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    Skylar Yee Ms. Brahmst Period 3 English 10 21 October 2015 Analytical Paragraph - Rough Draft In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque describes how wars result in psychological and physical damage. The emotional and physical devastation is a consequence of the war. While the men who survive the battles are turned into animals, other men die painful, bloody deaths. Paul Baumer, the main character, enters the war voluntarily, eager to fight. He is among his fellow soldiers

  • Summary Of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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    Erich Maria Remarque was born in Germany in the year 1898 into a lower-middle-class family. In 1916, he was drafted into the German army to fight in World War I where he was badly wounded. Ten years after the war ended, he published a book which was translated a year later into English with the title All Quiet on the Western Front. This is a novel about the experiences of ordinary German soldiers during World War I. Remarque starts off the novel by stating, "This book is to be neither an accusation

  • Betrayal In All Quiet On The Western Front

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    The aftermath of the horrifying and traumatic events of World War 1, brought a dramatic rise in of pacifist and anti-war literature, including the impactful novel All Quiet on the Western Front, composed by Erich Maria Remarque. Remarque’s personal experiences fighting in the futile battles of World War 1 drove him to portray a realistic perspective of war and serve a voice for the Lost Generation through his novel and make deliberate decisions to portray the betrayal of the older generation forcing

  • Irony In Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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    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

  • All's Quiet On The Western Front Critical Analysis

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    knowledge and progress; however, his movement lacked widespread support. It was the disaster of WWI that accelerated their movement by inspiring culture-wide undermining of prior intellectual beliefs through newfound uncertainty: authors such as Erich Remarque and Vera Brittain drew upon sudden doubt underscored by the war to completely reverse prior thinking by breaking down pre-war notions of intellectual