Erich Maria Remarque Essays

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    became a soldier themselves but according to Erich Maria Remarque and his experience this is false. In the novel All Quiet on the Western front by Erich Maria Remarque talks about his WW1 experience as Paul Baumer who is the main character in this novel. Readers will be advised with Erich Maria Remarque personal background. The main purpose is to inform readers about the life of Erich Maria Remarque and his experience in WW1 as a German soldier. Erich has experienced many horrible events in the war

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, the author Erich Maria Remarque uses sensory images to help the reader get a feel of his novel. His writing is especially detailed in the scene with the wounded horses, when the men were fighting in the distance they spotted wounded horses running, some of them even being slaughtered. Remarque does not leave out a single image, when fighting in the war it takes a lot of physical and mental mindset. If a man goes down they would want to keep fighting for

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    In the novel All Quiet on The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, the constant exposure to war results in devastation. The protagonist Paul Baumer, is amongst soldiers fighting in WWI along the front. A main focus in the novel is the devastating effects that war has on the soldiers who fight in it. Many soldiers are susceptible to constant physical and emotional danger, as they can be obliterated at any given moment. Throughout the story, the soldiers are living on the edge, and uncertainty

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” is the old lie of glory told to sacrifices of war. Erich Maria Remarque, author of the historical fiction All Quiet on the Western Front, tells the tale of Paul Baumer, a German soldier fighting on the western front in World War I. Baumer struggles to realize the purpose he is fighting for, and the justice behind it. Remarque demonstrates how the promised glory presented to soldiers is not worth the sufferings of war in All Quiet on the Western Front. Soldiers

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    Ashley Dumas Ms. Christine Gmitro Sophomores Honors English 16 May 2018 The Mental State of Paul Baumer In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the narrator Paul Baumer is left a broken and destroyed human being after his time in the senseless absurdity of war. The war takes a huge toll on all who witnessed or were apart of it. The soldiers went in as young men and came out feeling old, hardened, and incomplete. In order to survive such a gruesome war, the men must

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque tells the story of a group of friends in World War 1. Remarque uses the protagonist, Paul, to display the brutalities of war by experiencing some of them himself. Brutalities of war are expressed through Paul’s experience of the war harming soldiers by negatively impacting their physical bodies, making it hard for soldiers to reintegrate themselves into society and, damaging their psychological health. In the beginning of the book, Remarque displays a brutality

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    In All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul Bäumer enlists in the army as an enthusiastic soldier, but while in the trenches he displays the horrors of war. Before World War I, battle was glorified, but after the Great War there was a shift between emphasizing war to portraying the dangers of it. This book displays the terror within the western trenches and how it affects the soldiers in a realistic, non-heroic way. The new modern shift is caused by the intense amount

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    The war novel “All quiet on the Western Front”, written by the author Erich Maria Remarque, describes the history about the irretrievable damages done to the soldiers that fought World War 1. The story is told trough a narrative way, by Paul Bäumer a soldier himself, accompanied with his group from the same class that volunteered for the war. The novel demonstrates the somber truth of living on the battlefield. The book reveals how the individuals that have to live and fight this war and have the

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    The text “All Quiet On The Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque undoubtedly destroys the pre 1914 ‘Romanticized’ assumptions and perceptions of war where fighting was considered as Heroic and Noble. The composer effectively emphasizes, and reinforces the effects of the front on a typical soldier throughout the text who was ultimately encouraged to enlist without having any knowledge of the effects that the battlefield would have on him and his fellow peers. In Juxtaposition to this, “The Soldier”

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

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    Erich Maria Remarque’s classic account of misery, woe, and war overrides the plot of All Quiet on the Western Front, recreating the devastation and emotional dismemberment of German soldier, Paul Baumer, and his childhood acquaintances. Baumer is violently ripped through a symbolically eternal dispute between opposing nations; however the entirety of the novel is seen through Remarque’s eyes. As a vessel for propaganda and persuasion, Remarque attaches parasitic personalities, desolate descriptions

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

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    what allows the soldiers of the trench to survive. In warfare the limits of one's mental state, personality, and will to live are push to their absolute extremes. In Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front he depicts the very intense and destructive Great War through the story of a young soldier and his companions. Remarque relays to the reader how brotherhood grants the spirit of a soldier a place to live even within the treacherous confines of war. During a soldier's time on the front

  • 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

  • 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

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    Front’, written by Erich Maria Remarque, who served in the German army during the war. Remarque, known for shining a light on the true horrors of war with

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Research Paper Thesis

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    Research Paper On Erich Maria Remarque Born June 22nd 1898, in Osnabrück, Germany Erich Maria Remarque became one of the greatest war time authors to ever live. Being born before World War 1 Remarque experienced Germany while it was still an empire. Eventually, when Germany began World War I his viewpoint on life would change into the viewpoint that makes his writings so intense and memorable. For example, “All Quiet on The Western Front” his most popular piece of literature was banned from Germany

  • 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

  • Effect Of Catastrophe In All Quiet On The Western Front

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    Turning a Blind Eye on Catastrophe In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, the author uses thoughts and flashbacks to introduce the regularity of atrocities in war and illustrate the desensitizing effects they have on the soldiers. Likewise, in the news article “Food, Medicine Delivered to Besieged Syrian Town,” by Raja Abdulrahim, the author illustrates how these catastrophes occur in present-day society and have a similar effect on the bystanders, including the rest

  • Summary Of All Quiet On The Western Front

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    Western Front Book Review All Quiet on the Western Front was written by Erich Maria Remarque. Erich Maria Remarque was born on June 22, 1898, and later died on September 25, 1970. Erich was a German novelist who created many books about wars. His best-known novel was All Quiet on the Western Front. The talked about German soldiers in the First World War and their physical and mental stress during the war. This book was originally known as "I’m Westen Nichts Neues" but later translated into English

  • 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