All Quiet On The Western Front: A Comparative Analysis

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War is simply hell on earth. So how can hell create heroes? Heroes are normal people who help other people, like a person standing up to a burglar, but war does not create heroes at all. It brings out the worst in people. It can make humans do horrible things to one and another. In the battlefield soldiers experience and see the worst of human nature. The soldiers that live through the war survive terrible living conditions, constantly are worried that they might be killed at any second, that their mates can be killed any second. They see soldiers who have lost most of their body and soldiers who have been completely obliterated. They have to kill people just like themselves on the other side of the line. After keeping this in mind how can…show more content…
They didn’t tell the soldiers what they were actually going to face. The book ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, which was banned during Nazi rule spoke of the true horror of war. It showed the carnage and devastation that was caused by war. Most people that signed up to go to a war didn’t think about what the war contained and the fact that they probably won’t come back. On the battlefield, soldiers are constantly in danger of being blown by a shell. There are no heroic actions here. There cannot be any heroic actions here. The horror is so much that the soldiers lose their sense of life and are so devoid of life that they just cannot take anymore. The people who survive are the ones who can withstand the horrors of war. And that is a very few number of people. And it hasn’t changed these days…show more content…
It is every man for himself. Many soldiers which are young, are not very mature and think that they can take on what war can throw at them. They die easily. Some young soldiers which are young, just are too scared to do anything and they too will die easily. Some experienced ones, are killed later, when their time comes which is usually on reconnaissance or patrol. Everyone, everyone will die. Except for the ones who were lucky and didn’t die. They come back and are treated as heroes. For what? Surviving through the War? Many veterans would like to be left alone and not be glorified. It brings back memories that are too strong to shrug off. Many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder which is a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event. It brings back extremely strong memories of war, like a friend being blown up in front of yourself. But we still say they are heroes. People say that they are such things as War Heroes. They say that a soldier may carry their wounded mate from the frontline to safety. That soldier can be considered a War Hero. But, loads of other soldiers are wounded in battles. And other soldiers try and carry back to safety but they just get shot. The reason they are only a few soldiers who have become War Heroes is that they have been plain lucky that the enemy’s guns jammed at that exact
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