Paul often reminds himself and the reader that his generation had no roots in life. And so many died, the futility of it all. Cries of wounded soldiers are heard from a nearby site, which had several direct hits.
In spite of his mourning for a dead friend, he feels very much alive now, and the described hunger is a natural longing of a young man for life and emotions. The reader can understand how hearing the voices of friends when one is lost or even just hearing their breathing during the night can keep a soldier going.
Arguably the best anti-war novel of all time, it is told from the perspective of a young German soldier Paul Baumer who tells of his adventures with his classmates, their enlistment and experiences in the war.
Erich Maria Remarque shows us what war is like, and shows us a tale of people trying to stay alive, but becoming more and more alienated from the regular world they left behind. Explosion brings a coffin flying at them, falling on the hand of the fourth man. It is an anti-war novel at its finest.
The searing images of trench warfare left indelible scars on Remarque, who then attempted to exorcize his demons through the writing of literature. It will change the way you think. Now there is nothing but to wait and hope to survive.
Soon in just the first week half of them are dead now being stuck in a trench surrounded by artillery bombardment.
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Young soldiers arrive, this means more work instead of help, because their lack of experience makes them easy targets; veterans try to teach and protect them, but anyway they are dying like flies, five to ten per one killed veteran. Emotions are rarely shown in his family but Paul feels their quiet joy at his arrival and is weakened by his own feelings.
He gets two weeks of rest after swallowing some gas, so now he thinks again about the future. It's so brilliantly, and almost effortlesssly it seems at timeswritten, that it personifies the feelings of the average German soldier: This denunciation is impressed on the reader through the young soldiers.
This denunciation is impressed on the reader through the young soldiers. I thought the writing style was very good, and development of characters also very good. By Amazon Customer on Apr 23, What a great work of fiction. The betrayal by elders can be seen in many instances, including during the Kaiser's visit to the front.
In OctoberPaul is finally killed on a remarkably peaceful day. I read this book for a college class, "War in German Literature," but I am glad it was assigned. Paul acknowledges that he underwent a tremendous change during last year.
The goose is large, so they bring generous portions to Kropp and the ever hungry Tjaden. Once inside the military machine, however, they endure training that consists largely of attention to petty detail and abuse of authority before being fed into the hell of the war's infamous trench warfare--in which thousands die pointlessly as they take, lose, and re-take the same few yards of land over and over again.
The book no doubt was excerpted from some of the war experiences of Remarque, who was drafted inwounded in and then saw no further action.
Represented by Paul and his friends, these soldiers see military attitudes as stupid and accuse their elders of betraying them. Represented by Paul and his friends, these soldiers see military attitudes as stupid and accuse their elders of betraying them.
Later, to feed the hungry men, Kat brings bread, a bag of horse flesh, a lump of fat, a pinch of salt and a pan in which to cook the food.
They love literature and know how to handle literary tasks well. I think the original title is interesting, but "All Quiet on the Western Front" perfectly captures the futility and meaningless of Paul's struggle in the war.
I guess to me it doesn't capture the sardonic humor of the way the story is told (I mean, it does, but not until after you've read the book).
From its opening in the trenches with the German Army in WWI to an end replete with utter hopelessness, Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front presents a /5(K).
But All Quiet on the Western Front has made pretty much everyone, whether you read it as a housewife in or a soldier inthink about a very particular problem: that it's hard to come home from war. All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues, lit.
'In the West Nothing New') is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War cwiextraction.com book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the cwiextraction.comher: Propyläen Verlag.
Get this from a library! All quiet on the western front. [Erich Maria Remarque; Brian Murdoch] -- One by one the boys begin to fall Ina room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'glorious war'. With the fire and.
Revealed in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque's classic war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, deals with the many ways in which World War I affected people's lives, both the lives of soldiers on the front lines and the lives of people on the homefront.All quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque war is not glorious