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  • 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...
  • Later Chapters Paul
    675 words
    All Quiet on the Western Front: Alienation According to the Webster's New World College Dictionary, alienation is 1. Separation, aversion, aberration. 2. Estrangement or detachment. 3. Mental derangement; insanity. The theme of All Quiet on the Western Front is about how World War I destroyed a generation of young men. It has taken from them the last of their childhood years, it has destroyed their faith in their elders, it has taught them an individual life is meaningless -- and all it has give...
  • Kat Before Paul
    922 words
    Ben White Modern European History September 9, 1996 All Quiet on the Western Front By, Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front is a story of events that happened to a young man named Paul Baumer. Paul Baumer is a young man that was talked into joining the war by his teacher Kantorek, who also convinced the other boys in his class to enlist in the army and to serve their country. Kantorek said it was very noble to defend the land that gave them life, and that he beleive d it would be ...
  • Paul And Robert
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    Since man has walked on earth, he had always been in conflict with himself. For centuries, there have been many fierce battles fought among rival groups over big issues such as land, to silly arguments over pride. Over time we have seen the end result of these wars, the mass deaths and destruction of civilizations, and the deterioration of the individuals left to live with the horrors they had encountered. In the books All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and The Wars by Timoth...
  • Paul And The Rest Of The Soldiers
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    All Quiet on the Western Front demonstrates to me the tragedy of war when young men are sent off to battle. At a very young age these men were forced into military training and battle; forced to live without any contact with their families; forced to live isolated from others, and forced to sacrifice all they had for the good of their country. These things led to the premature aging and loss of connection with family with most of the characters in the novel All Quiet on the Western Front. I foun...
  • Novel Despite The Appalling Destruction Of War
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    All Quiet on the Western Front As World War I comes into mind, millions of young men are pictured fighting for their country. Particularly, the countries of Britain, America as well as the other allies are thought of as triumphs. On the other hand, Germany was the evil enemy of the war. However, the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque depicts the horror and hopelessness of Germany's Iron Youth as well as the realities of war. The novel portrays the tragic account of a yo...
  • Paul Baumer And Archy
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    All Quiet On The Western Front / Gallipoli Essay, All Quiet On The Western Front / Gallipoli The Only Difference Is The Uniform All Quiet On The Western Front and Gallipoli are two stories independent of each other that chronicle the experiences of two separate young men in the same war. Paul Baumer, a nineteen-year old German soldier, narrates the story of All Quiet On The Western Front. This tragic story begins with Baumer in training camp and concludes with his untimely death. Archy, an eight...

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