For Paul to think that he only knows what “despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality” is at the age of twenty demonstrates how Paul is mentality affected by the war, as most teenagers do not think about such things. Paul thinks negative thoughts, and his thoughts are centralized about the war; his thoughts on death, his fear for death or the aftermath of the war, despair since he has no life outside the war. War does not only affect Paul’s mental state; the war also gives off the presence that although he may no longer be in the war, the war will always be with
In All Quiet on the Western Front the protagonist is Paul Baumer because we experience the story from his point of view and thus we sympathize with him. Paul’s situation is troubling because his life and the lives of other soldiers his age “have become a wasteland” (20). War has changed them and the world so much that they don’t really know what they are going to do once the war finishes. They don’t know any trades; all they know is war. The value of their lives was also changed by war.
Paul Baumer, the main character and narrator in All Quiet on the Western Front has been enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Throughout this novel, the author, Erich Maria Remarque expresses the horrors of war and how Paul’s friends and his life was impacted negatively because of such a bloody, terrifying war experience. Before the war, Paul was a compassionate and sensitive young man who loved his friends and family very much. The war had done horrible things to him and destroyed him both mentally and physically. Paul and his friends experienced death scenes from the ones that stood by them since they stepped foot on the battle field to the ones on the other side.
Survival: Luck or Wisdom? Art Spiegleman’s books, Maus I and Maus II, are graphic novels describing Art’s father, Vladek, and his plight through the Holocaust. During that time, the Jews were performing acts so unthinkable that if performed today, would be seen as crude and obscene. These acts, though looked down upon, were done with only one thing in mind: survival. Surviving the strict Nazis and traumatizing death camps depended purely on one’s good luck or one’s strategic knowledge.
Analysis of “The Things They Carried” by William Timothy O’Brien Among the two stories in which is analyzed and compared are “The Things They Carried” and “Fallen Angels”, which represents the point of view for surviving a war. Both of the books also talks about how they were doing in the war. The stories expressed some type of racism in it. In fallen Angels it talks about how Richie met two new recruits named Peewee and Jenkins. Both stories spoke of the order to anchor their narratives to a larger world, but also because they were unable to escape the often terrifying memories of their war experience.
English; period 4All Quiet on the Western FrontIn the film, "All Quiet on the Western Front" directed by Lewis Milestone, it shows how the war has many brutal affects and it isn't worth fighting for your country and in the end dying, not a hero but as a forgotten angel. In the beginning of the film, the young men are being talked into going to war by a professor. The men are, at first, unsure of going to war but the professor feeds them lies about how war makes you a hero because you fight for your country. But throughout the movie each one of these men dies; and as they die, they are no longer remembered just forgotten; their bodies lying in the middle of nowhere. At one point in the movie, as Paul comes across a French man he gets frightened and he cowardly stabs him.
Irony is the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. We see this a tremendous amount in the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. The novel is a story based on one man, named Paul Baumer’s time during World War I. Paul joined the German army with his friends from school. The way Remarque portrays irony is perfect, as soon as you read it you sense that irony is being used. Irony is an important part in this story because it shows how Paul is battling himself, others and everything around him during the war.
Nevertheless, he is not as fine as Lyman thought. Even though his brother did his best to help him, Henry could not accept the new awful things he was going trough, therefore he took his own life. Watching someone you love suffering is heart wrenching, especially when nothing can be done to help the situation. Erdrich looks at the trauma of a soldier returning home from war and how their family must cope with his emotional change. The effects of war not only affect the soldier, but also cause an effect on families and loved ones.
While “honor” and “self-realization” may be ideological terms often associated with a war cause, “brutality” and “self-scarification” are perhaps more realistic descriptors. The brutal and ferocious atmosphere of war often forces its young soldier constituencies to sacrifice any childish views of life, and mature. Walter Dean Myer’s novel, Fallen Angels, details the tragic loss of innocence of group of young soldiers who, surrounded by the unspeakable horrors of the Vietnam War, are forced to prematurely journey into manhood. Though initially and wholly innocent, the tense atmosphere of war forces Richie Perry and his fellow soldiers to leave behind former romantic views of war and realize its moral ambiguity. A truly unfortunate byproduct
Many believe that patriotism is an act of duty without emotion ,but I believe that it is a beautiful desire that should blossom freely in one ,that can lead a person to strive for a better nation. Remarque’s All Quiet In The Western Front focuses on the life of Paul Baumer ,and his fellow teenage comrades who were ridiculed ,and forced by their teacher to join the army ,but because they weren't there for the right reasons they end up despising it,and questioning its purpose. Remaque truly plants the seed of uncertainty into the minds of his characters as they come to realize that their idea of patriotism is only a tool used by men with political power in order to control civilians. On a recent excursion to the