Which sets the book of to a strong start, as the declaration was passionately written during the war. Siegfried Sassoon used repetition through his declaration , making sure that he feels strongly against war. During the declaration Sassoon explains the horrors if war in many different ways. He repeats the word “suffering” throughout the declaration to put emphasis on what the war is really like for the soldiers that are fighting for our country. He also talks strongly about how the sufferings are being “prolonged” as he tired of witnessing men “being sacrificed” to this awful war.
His view on parenting is that 'you've got to toughen 'em up', he decribes how Prior came home crying once after being picked on, and Mr Prior decided 'i've had enough of this' and gave him a 'backhander and shoved him out the door'. This tough view on parenting was a common one of this time, it shows that to be concidered a man you much be tough and brave. Yet the war damaged some soldiers such as Prior, Anderson and Burns psycologically, and the method Rivers uses to help them recover involves them talking about their feelings. The character Yealland is also a clear demonstration of how society in the nineteenth century, during Callan's treatment, he gives a short speech in an attempt to strengthen him through his treatment, he says 'A man who has been
All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel dictating a view of World War I from the German’s side. Paul Baumer was the original narrator until the final page in which he passes. Before his passing the book showed a detailed account of his psychological hardships. The book shows these hardships in many ways, but the three that stood out to me were his time at the front, dealing with the new recruitments, and the many deaths of the soldiers. In all actuality “the front” seemed to be the most difficult for Paul to endure, it brought about several pains that burdened his mind and changed his outlook on life.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel about World War I. It is narrated by Paul Bäumer, who is the main character. Paul discusses how his life changed instantly after witnessing the horrors of war life. This novel brings up many aspects of the effects of war. The element that really stood out from this novel was how ordinary everyday matters were highlighted.
Little did they know Kemmerich’s death marked the beginning of lost hope. Paul becomes faint, all at once and he could not do anything more. This is expressed by Erich Maria Remarque on page 31 of the novel. This is the response Paul displays over the news of his fellow country men’s death. Paul’s display of grief is emotionally charged, but much different than his first display of his feelings on the war where everyone was full of pride and arrogance.
Paul and his comrades enlist as fresh creatures of the world that change due to the abhorrence in World War One. The young men lose all hope of surviving through the novel because of the severe devastation they encounter. In the war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque exploits nature images such as, water, animals, and the earth, to exemplify the theme of the destructiveness of war. To begin, Remarque employs images of water to demonstrate the destructiveness of combat. For example, as he recognizes the uncertain feeling of claustrophobia setting in Paul describes how he, “views the front as a mysterious whirlpool.
Kantorek often calls them the iron youth because he describes their efforts as brave and heroic. As a member of the Second Company, Paul has doubts in his choices when his classmate Joesph Behm is one of the first to die when enlisted in war. To make matters worst, Paul’s friend Kemmerich loses his leg and has a slow and painful death. Paul then has the burden of telling Kemmerich’s mom of her son’s death, especially when she confides in him to watch over her son during the war. As the war continues, the leader of the Second Company Himmelstoss is disliked by many of the soldiers because of his harsh tactics and insensible actions.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is the beautiful and enthralling tale of the young Paul Bäumer and the horrors and misfortune he faces during World War I. I, for one, really liked the book, however depressing it is, and I now consider it to be one of my personal favorites. Not only does it represent the psychological change that can take place in a human being during a time of war, but it also represents the worth of human life and how little regard there was for it. I can’t say I like any of the battle scenes, I was very disappointed by the death of Paul’s friends, who I had learned to love over the course of the book, they were ripped away so suddenly, but a soldier gets used to that. I had bought this book a few years ago, knowing that it was a classic book that I would probably need later on, and I sat down and tried to read it. I found that I had no patience for it, it was far too depressing and boring, but I suppose that back then I was too naïve to truly understand the depth of it.
The classic anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), directed by Lewis Milestone, has been restored by the Library of Congress Motion Picture Conservation Centre. Based on the best-selling novel by Erich Maria Remarque, the book and film tell the story of a group of German students who volunteer to fight in the 1914-18 War. It is not a story of heroes, but of ordinary young men trapped in a terrestrial hell; a bitter critique of war that resonates as powerfully today as it did before the next ‘war to end all wars’. All Quiet on the Western Front was not the only film inspired by the First World War. One of the most famous, Abel Gance’s J’accuse (whose title echoes the notorious Dreyfus affair of 1894) appeared in 1919.
‘All quiet on the western front’ shows readers that the war is not about terrorism; rather it is about chance, terror and losing all human dignity and values. To what extent do you agree? The novel ‘All quiet on the western front’ helps us to understand the actual reality of war, and exactly what these young soldiers had to go through. The book explains the war in the actual truth of how it happened, it does not glamorise it but shows the courage, heroism and the loss of human dignity. Terror and fear are the main emotions expressed in this book.