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  • Part Of The Lost Generation
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    All Quit on the Western Front All Quit on the Western, by Erich Maria Remarque, is a book that explores the true horrors of World War I thought the eyes of a German solider. This story is shows how World War I was not the glorifying war that some people envision it to be. The author uses the character of Paul to tell a realistic story of what the average WWI solider had to endure. This book raises the issue of how destructive war can be not only to a country, but also to a generation of a nation...
  • Ilium Industrial Plant As A General Manager
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    Dr Paul Proteus lives in the city of Ilium, N.Y. The city is divided into three major parts: The northwest is occupied by the managers and engineers, in the northeast there is a large industrial plant, quite a large city itself, and in the south, across the river, there is the town for ordinary people, who are the rough majority. He is employed in the Ilium Industrial Plant as a general manager. His only work is to rule the factory so that its productivity still increases and so that there are n...
  • One Of Paul's Closest Friends
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    In All Quiet on the Western Front, is a novel that shows all of the horrible things and situations that occurred in WWI. It also talks about "the lost generation" that in fact WWI produced. The main character Paul Baume r and his fellow friends, had spent times listening to their teacher Kantorek's speeches. He talked about how it was the boys' "duty or job" to go out and b patriotic and help fight in the war. All in All the decisions that they had made at this time, still had them pondering on ...
  • Last Thoughts Remarque
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    The introductory paragraph of All Quiet on the Western Front states that the book's purpose is "neither to be an accusation nor a confession". Remarque never actually says that the book is not to condemn. In fact, that is exactly what All Quiet is -- a condemnation. It is quite true that Remarque never accuses either side or makes any confession, but he does in fact condemn war altogether. In a critical response to All Quiet, Morris Eksteins says that "All Quiet was not a book about the events o...
  • Lives Of Soldiers During World War I
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    A War With Different Enemies War novels previous to All Quiet On The Western Front, tend to romanticize the real conditions of the war, and the troubles faced by the soldiers. However, All Quiet On The Western Front, not only does not romanticize the terrible experiences of World War I, it also provides the reader with accurate and detailed portrayal of the horrors of the War. The author, Erich Maria Remarque does this by emphasizing several themes. The first theme is how the war affects each so...
  • Comraderies Among Paul's Friends
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    1) The Destructiveness of War A major theme, not only on lives and property, but also on the human spirit. Men are subject to physical torment-eyes are blinded, limbs are blown off, blood flows everywhere, and innocent men die in agony. When soldiers take shelter in the graveyard, bombs explode all around them, the living hide in coffins and the dead are thrown from their graves. The destructive power is so great that even the fundamental differences between life and death become blurred. The im...
  • Paul's Generation
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    "I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how people are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another. I see that the keenest brains of the world invent weapons and words to make it yet more refined and enduring. And all men of my age, here and over there, throughout the whole world see these things. All my generation is experie...
  • Nihilist Generation Through Basarov
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    Turgenev: Realist or Romantic The Great Reforms of the 1860's generated an era of social and economic turmoil in Russia. These unstable times spawned the growth of a radical intellectual group known as, the intellegencia. These new reformers or radicals were the sons and daughters of the heads of Russia. They wished to sweep away the assumptions of the romantic generation of the 1840's that "refused to accept the supremacy of reason over emotion" (Kishlanksy, Geary and O'Brien: 755) and any othe...
  • Remarque Through The Eyes Of Paul Baumer
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    All Quiet on the Western Front is a historical war novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. It is set during World War I on the battlefields on the western front of the war, between France and Germany. The book explores the lives and deaths of men who fight the war and how it tears them apart. The story is told through the eyes of Paul Baumer, a young man who fights for the German army and had joined with a few of his class mates before the war. From the very beginning of the book we see the horro...
  • Paul's Comrades In The War
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    All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters. Many people did not want to believe his novel represented the truth about World War I. In many ways, people were like Paul's schoolmaster, Kantorek, and they wanted to cling to classical, romantic notions of war. However, Remarque wrote his novel specifically to shatter those idealistic illusions. The young engage men who enlisted in the army on both sides often never recovered from their hor...
  • Detail About The World Around Paul
    481 words
    All Quiet on the Western Front is a thought-provoking work of fiction by Erich Maria Remarque. This novel is the testament of Paul B? user, a German boy convinced to enlist in the German Army and his subsequent experiences in World War I. After enlisting with the rest of his class, Paul learns to live a life of war. Initially he, like his classmates, was full of enthusiasm. Over a period of several years, however, Paul comes to see the world differently. He witnesses the suffering and horrors of...
  • Purpose Of War As Paul
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    All Quite On The Western Front The remains of Paul Baumer's company had moved behind the German front lines for a short rest at the beginning of the novel. After Be hm became Paul's first dead schoolmate, Paul viewed the older generation bitterly, particularly Kantor ek, the teacher who convinced Paul and his classmates to join the military, feeling alone and betrayed in the world that they had left for him. Paul's generation felt empty and isolated from the rest of the world due to the fact tha...
  • Paul And His Generation
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    World War I had a great effect on the lives of Paul Baumer and the young men of his generation. These boys' lives were dramatically changed by the war, and "even though they may have escaped its shells, [they] were destroyed by the war' (preface). In Erich Maria Remarque's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Baumer and the rest of his generation feel separated from the other men, lose their innocence, and experience comradeship as a result of the war. Paul and his generation feel separat...

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