Aga Is in Iraq Essay

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yo mama All Quiet on the Western Front Under so much stress and pressure one can only think of how much negative energy can be compelled throughout war, but this is not always necessarily true, sometimes a new family can be created amongst unpredicted friendships from a soldiers comrades. In the historical fiction novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” written by Erich Remarque the author tells the story of Paul Baumer’s experience in World War One. Being so young and naïve, Paul and his friends were easily fooled by their former teacher Kantorek’s teachings of how glorious and honorable serving in the war was. Their outlooks on war quickly shattered as Paul’s classmates were slowly dying one by one. In a soldiers eyes at war one may think all he sees is how dehumanizing everyone has become, although this is partly true the author in this novel also demonstrates how beyond those negative thoughts is a man who becomes close enough to his comrades to consider them as family and makes certain decisions that bring out the best in them. The author addresses how war is dehumanizing as one of the many themes in this novel. To support this theme Paul says, “We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.” (Remarque, pg. 39) This is relevant because Paul clearly states that being as young as they were, they had to destroy their thoughts about everything else and become slaves to the war. Another example where the author demonstrates this theme is when Paul says, “To me the front is a mysterious whirlpool. I feel the whirl of the vortex sucking me slowly, irresistibly, inescapably into itself.” (Remarque, pg. 24) This quote proves that life was

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