All Quiet On The Western Front Man Vs Animal Analysis

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Nick Ogden Mr. Wilson English 12 5 November 2008 War: Man v. Man, or Animal v. Animal? Killing another human is a difficult task, but what if it was only the helmet being shot ay not the person wearing it? In the mind, would it be easier to try to “kill the helmet” than to think about ending another life forever? In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, there are multiple instances where his main character Paul uses animals as a metaphor to dehumanize war. When actually describing soldiers in a human form, it is only to express despair and regret. He ultimately shows that not thinking about the enemy as a person can help keep a soldier sane. In a Russian prison camp that Paul is helping to guard, he already sees the
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