It meticulously chronicles the thoughts of a soldier in World War I while simultaneously detailing the horrors of all wars; each tale is not only a separate experience for the soldier, but is also a new representation of the fighting.
The war is seen through the eyes of Paul Baumer whose mindset is far better developed in comparison to his comrades’.
His true purpose in the novel is not to serve as a representation of the common soldier, but to take on a godly and omniscient role so that he may serve as the connection between WWI and all past and future m...
[tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays] - In his novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque depicts a transition in the nature of reality from idealism to realism and naturalism.
This transition takes place at different parts of his novel, and to different degrees.
At the beginning of the novel, on page 12, we see through Paul B„umer's comments regarding Kantorek that he and his friends were taught in school of the "glory" of war.
B„umer stated, "taught that duty to one's country is the greatest thing." Since B„umer and his friends respected and trusted Kantorek, they hardly gave the prospect of not going into war a second glance....
[tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays] - All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque "All Quiet on the Western Front" was written in a first person style.
The story was told by Paul Baümer, a nineteen year old student, convinced to enlist with the German army by his schoolmaster, Kantorek.
Along with many of his friends from school, he is trained under Corporal Himmelstoss, a strictly disciplined commander who dislikes Paul because of his "defiance." When sent to the front, Paul, along with his other friends, made new friendships that would last throughout time....
- They are many ways to approach a conflict in order to find a resolution.
For minimal actions people are often willing to talk about it, but for major actions the solutions to those problems are usually acted out by violence thus, the creation of war.
For many centuries countries have been going to war over disagreements.
However, it is not any type of disagreements; it is usually about the political beliefs of certain countries.
In fact, World War 1 was caused by the disagreements of the European countries in power which were Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary....
After they see what war is really like, they do not feel the same way about it....
[tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays] - Whenever one reads or hears about World War I or World War II, you hear of the struggles and triumphs of the British, Americans or any of the other Allies.
And they always speak of the evil and menacing German army.
However, All Quiet on the Western Front gives the reader some insight and a look at a group of young German friends who are fighting in World War I.
“This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it....
[tags: All Quiet on the Western Front] - All Quiet on the Western Front One of the best war novels that is read by thousands of high school students each year is Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front.
This story depicts the life as a solider in the German Army fighting against the Central Powers.
The solider, Paul Bäumer tell us of the fun he indures along with the hardships of war demonstrating an antiwar theme.
The scene in this book that displays the antiwar theme the best would have to the "shell hole" scene that starts on page 207 and ends on page 229 demonstrating an ironic tone that is created wonderfully using Remarque's organizational and dictional skills....
[tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays] - All Quiet on the Western Front Millions dead, tens of millions injured, for what. War is devastating to countries and most indefinitely individuals.
Men can be left disturbed mentally, physically, and socially for the rest of their lives. Well maybe you should decide after reading the next few paragraphs.
You can decide if the war being fought is a war of dignity and glory as everyone would make it out to be or if it was a battle of death and gore....
[tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays] - Imagine being in an ongoing battle where friends and others are dying.
All that is heard are bullets being shot, it smells like gas is near, and hearts race as the times goes by. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, the narrator, Paul Baumer, and his friends encounter the ideals of suffering, death, pain, and despair.
There is a huge change in these men; at the beginning of the novel they are enthusiastic about going into the war.