The Road Back Essays

  • Rotondaro Back Road Analysis

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    differences between the “Back Roads” by Vinnie Rotondaro and “A Winter’s Drive” by ReadWorks. Some similarities between the two stories are how they both have a similar theme about life and put a lot of meaning to a simple drive. One difference between the two stories is how they both have a different mood, like how in the “Back Roads” the mood stays the same, while the mood in “A Winter’s Drive” changes in the story in order to create the theme. First the theme between “Back Roads” and “A Winter’s Drive”

  • 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

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    famous novel such as All Quiet on the Western front, A Way Back, Spark of Life and more. Many of his Novels were made into a movie because his experience is something everyone needs to hear about. Erich Maria Remarque was born in 1898 and served the war, but after the war he became a novelist. He was interested in being a teacher also as he was an author. He used his wartime experiences to write All Quiet on the Western Front and The Road Back.” ( All Quiet on the Western Front

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Research Paper Thesis

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    Switzerland, then moved to the United States in 1939. He wrote novels and worked briefly in Hollywood, making friends with movie stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, and in 1958 he married Paulette Goddard. Remarque's other novels include The Road Back (Der Weg Zurück), a sequel to his most famous book, and Arch of Triumph (Arc de Triomphe, 1945) and Night in Lisbon (Die Nacht von Lissabon, 1962). He died in 1970.”( Although most people base Remarques

  • Summary Of All Quiet On The Western Front

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    shows how rough war is on any one who is involved and how it impacts a nation. Also, the book shows that people change the circumstances that they are in and when you change you can’t go back you have to move on. With some of the soldiers just graduating or not even graduating high school they needed to be able to go back because they had nothing and needed their

  • 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

  • Rotondaro's Back Road

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    While most people would take the freeways and highways, Sam “hated rushing things and insisted they take the back roads.” (Rotondaro 3), much to Joe’s agreement. During their travel on the back roads, they stopped in a small town called Dauphin Borough, where they found a miniature Statue of Liberty, and the story surrounding its existence. During and after this story, the reader most likely feels relaxed

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 War Quotes

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    Despite creativity and authentic stories that war books possess, they are not accessible everywhere. All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is a book about the hardships of war. The author went against The author challenges authority and extreme nationalism. The Nazis, in the 1930’s, publicly burned this book as it was deemed anti-government and anti-military. This book includes many fascinating quotes that lead the reader to believe that the author is in fact against war

  • The Effects Of A German Soldier In All Quiet On The Western Front

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    “The dead man might have had thirty more years of life if only I had impressed the way back to our trench more sharply on my memory” (Remarque 99). In this scene, Paul has stabbed a French soldier. The man is lying next to him, and he has no choice but to stay until his comrades can come and rescue him. He is forced to listen to the noises

  • Summary Of All Quiet On The Western Front

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    received leave to go home. He arrived to find that his mother is ill with cancer. Paul is constantly plagued with depression during his time at home and mistakes many sounds as bombardments. No matter how hard he tries, Paul can’t find a way to fit back into the civilian life, his life as a soldier is the only thing he can cling to as a person. As the war goes on the, Germans start lose. The soldier’s conditions continued to declined,

  • A Comparison Of Enemy At The Gates And All Quiet On The Western Front

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    the story, with determination to win the war. As the story goes on the determination to win the war fades, as well as the passion to live a fun, and good life as a youth child. The soldiers are clearly excited to go to war. “Last night we moved back and settled to get a good sleep for once: Katczinsky is right when he says it would not be such a bad war if only one could get a little more sleep” (Remarque 2). Early in the war, the soldiers are not really worried about the war, they are worried

  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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    an example of this because when he returns to his hometown, he feels disconnected when he tries to regain his innocence. Paul describes this emotion with the statement “A terrible feeling of foreignness suddenly rises up in me. I cannot find my way back, I am shut out through I entreat earnestly and put forth my strengths” (172) When Paul returns to his home, he doesn’t have a background to hold on to anymore. All he has now is his gun and his image as a soldier. Another reason why it is difficult

  • What Are The Issues In All Quiet On The Western Front

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    battlefront to visit his hometown and his family, Paul realizes he is not the same person who left. Little does he know, he will not be the same soldier as he was right before his leave. Upon arriving back on the battlefield, Bäumer is injured by a falling shell. Once he is healed, he insists

  • 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 Erich Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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    All Quiet on the Western Front is a powerful anti-war novel written by Erich Remarque. Remarque was a young German solider that fought in World War One. Through his experiences, this novel embodies all the hard hitting, raw aspects of the war, from the physical and psychological horrors to who is the real enemy. Remarque has created a universal portrait of men at war. One of the aspects of war that Remarque highlighted was the physical horror’s that the soldiers had to go through. Every man during