The Road Back Essays

  • Brady Rotondaro Back Road Analysis

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    “Back Roads” by Vinnie Rotondaro and “A Winter’s Drive” by ReadWorks both have something in common, but the moods are completely different. Mood is how a reader feels while reading a text. Both of the short stories talk about going on road trips. “Back Roads” is about two guys going to visit their friend. They take back roads because they don’t like being rushed. On the roads, they see alluring scenery and it makes the ride much more diverting. “A Winter’s Drive” is a story about a man driving to

  • Gregor Samsa In The Metamorphosis

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    that the world expects from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much as when it was new” (Kafka 33). The Samsa also sold their jewelries. Grete have to work and take care of Gregor so she gets exhausted each time. At the end

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Analysis

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    All Quiet on the Western Front and The Storm of Steel, are two novels about World War I that were written from completely different viewpoints of two German soldiers. Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front emphasized the atrocities of war that the main character, Paul, experienced which outweighed any purpose other than to support his brothers on the battlefield. In the Storm of Steel, Junger is totally convinced that World War I was a great event and he stressed how important it was

  • The Nine Ages Of Man Analysis

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    Throughout the life of an individual, the typical number that characterizes a person and his abilities is his age. The age of a person is the deciding factor of what they are competent to do. This is supported best in “The Nine Ages of Man”, written by F. Emerson Andrews in which Andrews describes the cycle of life and shares his keen perspective on how age directly correlates with what a person could or could not do. The quote “Age is but a number” seems to be a bit dishonest according to Andrews’

  • Critical Analysis Of All Quiet On The Western Front

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    Steven Smith 4/19/2016 Stolte Critical Analysis All Quiet on the Western Front is a story of a german soldier named Paul Baumer who fights on the western front. Paul volunteered for the German Army along with his friends after school due to their patriotic teacher (Kantorek). Soon after their training, and the Brutality, they realize what it was like to fight for their country. The constant struggle of life in the trenches is a lot to handle for Paul, and his friends. The story takes place during

  • Analysis Of All Quiet On The Western Front

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    In All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) film, it does depict the feelings, living conditions, and combat experiences of the World War 1 soldiers. The film shows how the soldiers lived during the World War 1, there might have been a very few slightly different details between the film and the lecture notes. Although, the film does give the audience an accurate image of how the living conditions were for the soldiers during the war. In All Quiet on the Western Front it shows the Germans and how their

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Style Analysis

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    In All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, the main character, Paul, develops a new viewpoint on war as the reader follows the story of his time fighting for Germany during World War I. Remarque keeps a realistic, poetic, and contrastive style in his writing that conveys the scenes Paul sees and experiences in such a way that draws the reader in. Each style has its own significance and is represented at least once throughout the novel. The first style, realistic, is one

  • 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

  • Absurdism In All Quiet On The Western Front

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    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. But as they start fighting, the boys start to realize it is nothing

  • All Quiet On The Front By Erich Maria Remarque Analysis

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    The Consequences of Combat and Camaraderie War isn't always how it looks other perspectives- and it doesn't always turn out the way you were expecting it. 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

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

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    Many individuals from countless locations in the world and time periods have experienced the horrors of war. War is nothing new to the world. The world is divided and ruled due to the aftermath of war. Many novels have been created due to the horrific scenes and occurrences of the war. One particular novel that stands above all due to the powerful theme and story is the novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. Remarque is known for many of his novels, but his most powerful and brilliant is his novel

  • Fires On The Plain Film Analysis

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    desperate they were to survive. The viewers are able to see those soldier’s pain through the camera work, that captured the unexpected bombing, and the dead bodies that were everywhere. There is one scene, where a lot of Japanese soldiers try to cross a road guarded by Yanks in the middle of the night, all crawling on their hands and knees as the camera watches on from above. In that scene, they looked terrified. Another element was the sound of the bombs exploding, and the screaming. When I saw this film

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Essay

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    During another shell attack, Paul observes young recruits completely losing their minds. He notes, “The first recruit seems to have actually gone insane. He butts his head against the wall like a goat.” (Remarque 111). Not only does Remarque revert back to describing soldiers as animals due to their loss of humanity and innocence, but he also exemplifies how they forget all reason and go completely mad. This particular madness is called shellshock. Shellshock is a condition commonly found in people

  • 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

  • Character Analysis: All Quiet On The Western Front

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    The war novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque depicts one protagonist, Paul, as he undergoes a psychological transformation. Paul plays a role as a soldier fighting in World War I. His experiences during the war are not episodes the average person would simply experience. Alternatively, his experiences allow him to develop into a more sophisticated individual. Remarque illustrates these metamorphic experiences to expose his theme of the loss of not only people’s lives but also

  • The Importance Of Inner Peace

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    "Peace begins with smile". Same as with the beauty of this quotation from the famous missionary, Mother Teresa, reveals that a smile can change someone's negative feelings towards you. Hence, smiling is infectious as once you cast a smile at someone, the other person is forced to smile as well. This is how the journey to maintain peace around the world begins. In today's contemporary world where we find people, countries and whole nation fighting with each other for power and resources; if only there

  • All Quiet On The Western Front War Analysis

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    War over a War Novel In the preface to All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque writes, “It [the novel] will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war.” This quote shows that this book was written for the purpose of conveying how a generation was lost because of World War I. Two critics, however, differ over the validity of the author’s purpose because of the depiction of the horrors of war and portrayal of a soldier

  • 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

  • Conflict In All Quiet On The Western Front

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    In the novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, Remarque retells the story of World War One from the viewpoint of the German soldier, Paul Baumer. Throughout the novel, Paul experiences the atrocities of this war, but unfortunately the effects of the war were worse than he had imagined. The war took a toll on the life of every single soldier, affecting their futures and families. However, the camaraderie the boys had formed allowed them to survive and ultimately was the only positive outcome of the

  • 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”