The human cost of war in all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque

Where would the world be if one brought every man to book? Unfortunately, the premiere was an animating moment in the history of Nazism, reclaiming the World War I memory not as meaningless slaughter, as Remarque says, but as a glorious noble German enterprise.

As for the book and film that started his career and ended his relationship with his native country, they went on to be stunning successes.

Katczinsky Kat; member of the Second Company elaborates: He also represents a literary model highlighting the differences between the younger and older soldiers.

To no man does the earth mean so much as to the soldier. Scott Fitzgerald credited as a screenwriter. The recruits weep, are innocent to the potency of shelling, hold to the delicacy of their civilian youth. His death causes Paul to ask himself, "What use is it to him now that he was such a good mathematician in school?

Bertinck is genuinely despondent when he learns that few of his men had survived an engagement. Other textual examples emphasizing the male sexual drive include that of the women on the other side of the river with whom Paul and others have brief sexual encounters and the references to women in brothels, particularly the women that officers "get.

He thinks to himself, "Ah! In the extended descriptions of the front with the shelling and bombardments, the only comfort soldiers experience is the earth, gendered maternal and as a great comforter: Only pitifully small pieces of land are gained, about the size of a football field, which are often lost again later.

In despair, Paul watches as his friends fall one by one. Students screamed into the night, condemning each writer as some 25, books were incinerated.

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He is killed later in the book after being shot point-blank in the stomach with a "light pistol" flare gun. Josef Hamacher[ edit ] Hamacher is a patient at the Catholic hospital where Paul and Albert Kropp are temporarily stationed.

Carrying his old school books with him to the battlefield, he constantly reminds himself of the importance of learning and education. Himmelstoss later joins them at the front, revealing himself as a coward who shirks his duties for fear of getting hurt or killed, and pretends to be wounded because of a scratch on his face.

A common theme in the novel is the appearance of authority figures of two types: Main characters[ edit ] Cover of first English language edition. This passage sets up a dynamic contrast with the poster girl, the "lovely girl with a delicate nose, red lips, and slender legs" mesmerizing the battle-dirtied, sexually deprived males.

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On December 12, Elfriede was beheaded by guillotine. Hitler refused to believe Teutonic soldiers could be anything but a magnificent fighting force, a nationalistic historical rewrite that took hold amongst the battered German citizenry.

Kropp is wounded towards the end of the novel and undergoes a leg amputation. Among twenty enlistees was Joseph Behm, the first of the class to die in battle.

The strongest voices against Remarque came from the emerging Nazi Party and its ideological allies. There is no room for feelings in any of the "spirit scarred" remnant.

Parallel to the objectifying of women is the intensity of revenge and consequent brutality that Paul and his companions enact against Himmelstoss and others who have promulgated the myth of strict training equating good soldiering. For us lads of eighteen they ought to have been mediators and guides to the world of work of duty, of cultureof progress — to the future…The idea of authority, which they represented, was associated in our minds with a greater insight and more humane wisdom.

He gets out of cover and takes aim on the flamethrower but misses, and gets hit by enemy fire. At one point he secures four boxes of lobster. On 31 July, he was wounded by shrapnel in the left leg, right arm and neck, and was repatriated to an army hospital in Germany where he spent the rest of the war.All Quiet on the Western Front [Erich Maria Remarque] it is a devastating look at the human cost of war.

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Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. All Quiet on the Western Front is what you might have written had you fought in the war and lived to feel about it.

Erich Maria Remarque was born in Osnabrück. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Essay Words | 3 Pages. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque "All Quiet on the Western Front" was written in a first person style.

The story was told by Paul Baümer, a nineteen year old student, convinced to enlist with the German army by his schoolmaster, Kantorek. “He fell in Octoberon a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front.

He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. 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 fmgm2018.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 Author: Erich Maria Remarque.

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