I personally have been to an auction, and can say that I was thoroughly disgusted. The way in which the horses are killed and disposed of is horrible. Many people have been led to believe horses are “kindly” euthanized. This is not the case. Horses are simply walked down chutes and one by one clubbed on the head.
This suggests that he is a large helpless lump ‘slumping’ to his death quite suddenly, one may think this because the connotations of slumped are plunge, collapse and tumble. It also suggests that Topthorn could no longer take the continuous strain of being a war horse; therefore he literally plummeted from his war duties to a less painful place. In addition the way Topthorn dies links back to an earlier point in the novel when another horse coco is over-worked, consequently ends her pitiful life in a pit neglected and unwanted. This suggests that when you’re a war horse you’re fate has already been determined. Freidrich shows great bitter longing towards Topthorn’s death.
His army also consisted of millions of poor, starving peasants with bad equipment, poor supplies of rifles and ammunition. In 1916, two million soldiers were killed or seriously wounded, and one third of a million taken prisoners. The Russian population was horrified. They considered the Tsar irresponsible for taking over the army and held him responsible for everything; as a result instability was growing at an alarming rate for the Tsar who had once held himself so assuredly in power. Nicholas II took this course of action to assure himself he still had complete control of Russia.
Horse Slaughter Horse slaughter is a practice that slaughters horses for meat. There are many reasons why some cultures and societies do this kind of slaughter. The main reason is for meat and money. Some of cultures wait till the horse or horses are old or severely injured. Most ex-athletes are slaughtered or sold to slaughter houses because they were not collecting income or were worn out and was physically unable to do anything anymore.
‘This World War 1 novel is a story of powerful bonding among men. Using examples from the book, explain how Remarque develops his idea of comradeship in the face of battle.’ Erich Maria Remarque’s novel “All quiet on the western front” illustrated a very strong theme of comradeship in the face of battle. Paul Baümer, a German soldier who fought in World War 1, had very strong bonds with his fellow comrades, and would not have been the same, if he did not have them. In war, the soldiers did not get to choose who they got to spend their time with, so they gained a strong relationship with their comrades, particularly as they started to do everything together. Paul had many close relationships, but the main relationship was Stanislaus ‘Kat’ Katczinsky.
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.
Tracy Fang October 15, 2012 In the movie “ Quiet on the Western Front”, the lives of German soldiers were bitterly hard and terrible in World War One. There are several significant details that help the readers follow the action. First, most of the German soldiers were at an age around 17, they were very young and never experienced in a real war. Another important detail is these soldier were not given proper tools, they didn’t know how to protect themselves. They died quickly as they got shoot by bullets or breathed in poisonous gas.
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.
Here lay a number of old men covered with wounds, who beheld their wives dying with their throats cut, and hugging their children to their breasts, all stained with blood. There several young virgins, whose bodies had been ripped open, after they had satisfied the natural necessities of the Bulgarian heroes, breathed their last; while others, half-burned in the flames, begged to be dispatched out of the world. The ground about them was covered with the brains, arms, and legs of dead men. Candide made all the haste he could to another village, which belonged to the Bulgarians, and there he found the heroic Abares had enacted the same tragedy. Thence continuing to walk over palpitating limbs, or through ruined buildings, at length he arrived beyond the theater of war, with a little provision in his budget, and Miss Cunegund's image in his
All Quiet on the Western Front: This novel was very interesting and very vivid. Also the novel is so intense and very detail of the lifestyle of war. The way the book is different from the others is by how the novel takes the readers to the war by telling the vivid details and the characters thoughts and also the lifestyle of the characters. The novel tells the story of Paul Baumer, the main character of the story, a soldier who was persuade and urged by his school teacher Kantorek to join the German army shortly after the start of world war 1. Before the War, Paul was a creative, sensitive, and passionate person, writing poems and having a clear love for his family.