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  • Book Citizen Soldiers
    600 words
    In the book Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose, the title explains mainly what the book is about. The title itself gives you the insight about how the war was fought through the perspective of a regular citizen fighting in the biggest war in history. During the war there were many casualties, as a result more regular citizens were being drafted to go right into battle. In this book Ambrose exemplifies the fact that there were many regular citizens in the war and that they took the situation ...
  • Time Of The War People
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    The Great War or 1914-1918, which is famous by the name World War I, resulted in having changes in the society and the culture. The time during which the war occurred was very noble for the literature's writers. This was the time when all sorts of writings appeared. Literary facts have mentioned to us people's feelings during and after these events. Depersonalizing and dehumanizing became very common among people. As the war went on the image of dehumanizing became more popular. Writers, Pat Bar...
  • Graves Use Of Documents In His Autobiography
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    Graves Use of Documents Robert Graves depicts the dramatic and somewhat gruesome memories of his days in World War I in his autobiography, Good-bye to All That. Without ever being involved in a war, it is hard to comprehend the horrific and dramatic events that take place. As with any story, it is easier to imagine and understand what occurs when there is evidence to support the narrative. By including letters, articles, and newspaper cuttings, Graves is able to give the reader a better understa...
  • Joining The Colours The Soldiers
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    The two poems I am comparing are 'Joining The Colours' by Katherine Tynan and 'The Send Off' by Wilfred Owen. ' Joining The Colours' is about a regiment of soldiers leaving Dublin in August 1914 to go to France to fight. This was at the beginning of the First World War and all the soldiers were happy because it was an opportunity for them to show their girlfriends and their families that they were brave. 'The Send Off' is about a regiment of young soldiers who are departing later in the war. Thi...
  • Soldiers Like Animals
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    SOLDIERS TAKE ON CHARACTERISTICS OF BEASTS Throughout history, there has always been wars. Whether it was about pride, money, or territories, they all have one thing in common. All the soldiers in these wars have taken on characteristics of animals. 'Only by doing so can a soldier survive. This is true in any war situation. ' 1 They become vicious, braver, protective, develop better senses, and after the war, they do not want to remember what happened in the battle field. Animals are vicious. An...
  • Story With Germany's Soldiers
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    Some authors use themes to show the reader some perspective. Erich Maria Remarque's book 'All Quiet on the Western Front'; uses many themes but there are four main ones. Those four themes are the Lost Generation, futility of war, sound imagery, and the institutionalization or depersonalization of war. Some of these themes can be integrated together to make an alarming yet wonderful effect to draw the reader into the story of 'All Quiet on the Western Front'; . One of the most prominent themes bo...
  • War As The Novel
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    In the words of Otto Von Bismarck, "Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war". Many of the preceding war novels to All Quiet on the Western Front, misrepresented or overlooked the anguish of war, in favor of more resplendent ideals such as glory, honor, or nationalism. The predominant issue of All Quiet on the Western Front is the terrible atrocities of war. The reality that is portrayed in the novel is that there...
  • Soldier's Individual Stories And The Other Source
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    The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, written by Alistair Horne, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, and the many letters written by soldiers give several different and similar views of World War 1. The letters written by the soldiers talk about his or her individual problems and how they miss and love his or her families. In The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, Alistair Horne writes day to day stories about the Battle of Verdun and of soldiers discussing his or her feelings ...
  • Death Of The Other Soldier
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    Explication of "Dulce et Decorum Est" In Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen explores the harsh conditions and realities of war. The burdens of war and the overwhelming weariness faced by soldiers are described in the first ten lines of the poem. Many soldiers in World War I did not have the proper training and equipment to fight a war. The long marches to battle through bad conditions wore the soldiers down and caused their reaction times to be down. The author is expressing the weariness of the ...
  • Confusion And Disorientation Of The Actual Soldiers
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    Platoon was a movie of the 1980's that focused on the Veit nam war. Platoon was written as an anti-war film, showing a lot of the negative aspects of the war. Platoon was a special film because of the 360 degree filming style that shows all angles of the war. The film was written and directed by Oliver Stone, who fought in Vietnam. He had a dream to make a movie about the war that is not fictional but how he actual remembered the movie. This movie has a sum what hard to fallow plot trying to emu...
  • Civil War Soldiers
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    In the early years of the Civil War it became clear that disease would be the greatest killer. Twice as many Civil War soldiers died of disease then that were killed in combat. This was due to unsanitary and filthy conditions, untrained Medical personnel and poor medical examination of new soldier's. One fact from the Civil War was 315,000 soldiers died from illnesses that included: 44,558 from diarrhea / dysentery, 10,063 from malaria, 34,833 from typhoid, 958 from typhus and 436 from yellow fe...
  • Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front
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    Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel that takes you through the life of a soldier in World War I. Remarque is accurately able to portray the episodes soldiers go through. All Quiet on the Western Front shows the change in attitudes of the men before and during the war. This novel is able to show the great change war has evolved to be. From lining your men up and charging in the eighteenth century, to digging and "living" in the trenches with rapid-fire machine guns, b...
  • Maiden For War Is Kind
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    Contrast in "Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind" In the poem "Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind" by Stephen Crane, contrast is used to make a statement about the war. The poem shows the different view points of the war, how different people involved in the war, took the war. The first, third, and last stanza talks about loved ones of the soldiers, and how they feel about the war. The second and fourth stanza talks about the action of the soldier, on the battlefield, and what a soldier has b...
  • Chaos And The Members Of Henry's Regiment
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    In the Novel, The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane had four main themes he believed about war. These themes are, War is organized brutality, War is inhuman, War is a "test" of individuals, and War offers an opportunity for personal growth. Henry Fleming, the main character in the novel, shows perfect examples of these themes. One morning at dawn a man comes on horseback to deliver orders. The regiment begins to march, and Henry tries to avoid speaking to his comrades. He does not know if he w...
  • War As The Australian Soldier
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    How has Paul Keating used language to present his views in his speech on such a solemn and important occasion? Paul Keating uses many different and effective forms of language to present his views. Keating uses forms of past tense, relevant statistics, comparison, and grouping the Australian soldier as no-one, but at the same time, everyone. Keating's' first line of his speech is ' We do not know this Australian's name and we never will' with this line, Keating instantly shows his audience what ...
  • Example Of The Soldiers Hopelessness
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    The Harsh Realizations of Life During World War I During the war the soldiers in All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, become disillusioned because of the people dying all around them. The soldiers end up losing all of their hope and, as a result, become spiritually dead. There souls had to go through a more a bloodier and painful death than their bodies. This war ended up becoming a cause of their disillusionment because of all of the people dying around them and losing all h...
  • Young German Soldiers World War
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    Remarque's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, transpires in the trenches of the Nazi Western Front, which is protected by the young German soldiers World War I. Paul B umer, the narrator; enters the war under pressure to enlist; goes to the front and learns about the brutality of war. Paul witnesses the extreme violence that defines war during his time spent on the Western Front. B umer and his cronies learn to except the war as part of their lives, but the pains of battle which tear the you...
  • Baumer's Group And The German Soldiers
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    Nationalism can be defined as having a sense of belonging and loyalty to ones country or nation state. Of all the European nations, France was the first to sport the idea of nationalism. Many countries became influenced by the French's ideas of nationalism. As a result nationalism had spread throughout out Europe by the nineteenth and twentieth century. One result that nationalism had on Europe was, the wanting of unification. The people of nation states wanted their country to belong to. This w...
  • War Change Paul
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    I. a) Why didn't he kill the French soldier? Paul hesitated to kill the French soldier because the littlest ounce in his body felt remorse towards the suffering soldier. Paul did have some thoughts in killing him, but when he thought about it, he just could not bring himself to kill him. He talked to the soldier and explained how their country did not know what they were doing to each other. Paul just wanted to increase the peace and he felt killing the French soldier would not do any good, sinc...
  • Of The Soldiers On The Front
    530 words
    All Quiet on the Western Front is written by Erich Maria Remarque. It takes place in Germany and was written to reflect the reality of war. It shows how war has a hidden face that most people do not see until it is too late. In the novel, he describes a group of young men who at first think war is glorious. But as the war goes on, the group discovers how war is not all it is made out to be. As the war went on, they saw their friends either die or be permanently injured. The book stopped when the...

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