In the book Paul feels that they have no reason to be fighting and that they have been abated to beasts just trying to protect themselves from others who are doing the same. At such a young age him and his comrades are exposed to so much tragedy, Paul stated that “Our knowledge of life is limited to death, what will come afterwards? And what will happen to us” (264). For the soldiers who die fighting in the war it is unfair what becomes of them. People who died a noble death get treated as if they are nothing, and were never anyone.
Paul joined the army directly after high school and never really experienced life. Due to his inexperience and lack of knowledge of the world, the war becomes Paul’s life and in the end, his destruction. I think there were three turning points in Paul’s experience of the war which changed his perspective - when he kills a French soldier in close combat, when he returns home, and when the war appears to be lost and coming to an end. Paul is an experienced fighter whose bullets have killed many people but he has never thought philosophically about that fact. He is fighting for a cause he doesn’t really understand but yet he continues to kill and see his friends die.
It had destroyed a whole generation leaving the soldiers who had fought in it broken shells of the young men they had once been. It drove a wedge between society and soldier as no civilian would ever be able to understand what atrocities the young men had experienced while fighting at the front. This left the soldiers feeling betrayed by their nations who had forced them to carry out their patriotic duty and sent them to their deaths. Both novels describe how the soldiers felt alienated from the lives that they had left behind. One British soldier wrote of how “despite the flag-waving that greeted us [Britain's returning troops] many felt nothing but hatred for the leaders and those back home who'd sent us to die.” Both novels, “Regeneration” by Pat Barker and “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Marie Remarque discuss how the brutalities and horrors experienced at war have left the men who fought in it feeling alienated and ostracised from civilian life.
In the book, after the area that Paul and his company were fighting was gassed, one of his comrades was losing air in his mask, so he instinctively removed his mask and inhaled the poison, then die immediately. In films and on television the winners of a battle often win large pieces of land and quickly gain control of the war. But Erich Maria Remarque, the author, shows that they only win insignificant little pieces of land, which unfortunately are usual lost again later. A
This punishment wasn't because they stole, but because they did it carelessly and unskilfully. The harsh training continued through manhood. No Spartan was free to live as he wished. Their city was like a giant military camp. A man would do anything for Sparta, if he died during war it was seen as him dying for them.
Arthur went off to battle, with his comrades at his side the whole time and is able to defeat his foe, but doing so left him fatally injured, until he is eventually killed. At the end they find a spot in a forest which read, “Here Lies Arthur, the once and Future King”. Both stories conveyed an epic story of a hero who did what they could in their position. Both King’s fought until their death defending off against a foe their people wouldn’t do well with. They also were similar in the way that both men are considered to be the dead
Due to his plight, he sees the bridge as a dead end for him: “I am seventy six years old. I have come twelve kilometers now and I think now I can go no further.”(2) The war has affected his state of mind and destroyed the love of life in him. Through this character Hemingway is actually making an example of the old man WITH the aim of describing the effects of war on the state of mind of innocent civilians. Neither his tired body nor his confused mind seems capable of grasping or coping with the sudden collapse of his entire world. By the end of the short story, the narrator, who is a soldier in this war, , reports to the reader that the old man “got to his feet, swayed from side to side and then sat down backwards in the dust.”(3) This description is very telling because it reflects the inevitability of death when it comes to war.
They will die in the war for a cause they don’t fully understand or necessarily support and will soon be forgotten… In doing so Owen provokes the thought whether war is really worth going to as it degrades the life of millions of men as they get obliterated for their country. The format off the poem is supposed to be constant, with five stressed and unstressed syllables in every line. The first line does follow this rule but the second and third lines do not. This rule gets broken and is ignored as the lines seem irregular and out of place. Through this he creates the impression that the men who are in the war is out of place and is not meant to be there.
This infuriated Okonkwo to be looked down upon and seen as a weakling. He then declares that they must kill the white men immediately. “[...] I shall fight alone if I choose” (Achebe 201). He then beheads a messenger of the white men, though no one tried to help him in his fight. In the realization that his beloved land Umuofia wouldn’t help him in his war, Okonkwo took his life in the most shameful way you could.
The external conflict was that he was fighting in the middle of the war and the only way to survive was to kill all the opponents. His internal conflict was that he ended up killing his brother trying to survive. His motives during the war were to complete his mission while also trying to stay alive. One of the sniper’s conflicts are resolved when he kills his opponent and stays alive. However once one solution is solved the other one arises and is not resolved.