Erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front is an abstruse proclamation against war, which focuses especially on the destroying effects of war on soldiers' humanity romantic ideals of warfare are under attack throughout paul's narration the novel depicts the detachment between. Erich maria remarque all quiet on the western front translated from the german by a w wheen fawcett crest this book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least on the right side of the meadow a large common latrine has been built, a roofed and durable construction. I was reading excerpts from all quiet on the western front in class, with students staring at me, some of them understanding for the first time what it really 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. The world has a great writer in erich maria remarque he is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, all quiet on the western front is erich maria remarque's masterpiece of the german experience.
But erich remarque's text does not assume or argue for pacifism it simply enacts it as an appalled response to the daily efficiencies of organized it is this quiet, certain, yet exploratory demonstration of the utter inhumanity of war that constitutes the magnificence of all quiet on the western front as. All quiet on the western front (german: im westen nichts neues, lit 'in the west nothing new') is a novel by erich maria remarque. Brief biography of erich maria remarque remarque was born into a family of modest means and attended the university of münster before being drafted into after the war, remarque worked as a sports reporter, race car driver, and teacher before publishing all quiet on the western front, which.
In the novel, all quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque demonstrates, through the character of paul baumer, how war has obliterated almost an entire generation of men dehumanisation, death and destruction are the key themes are relayed through the. Author: erich maria remarque published: 1929 the overriding theme of all quiet on the western front is the terrible brutality of war, which informs every scene in the novel remarque's novel dramatizes these aspects of world war i and portrays the mind-numbing terror and savagery of war. The novel all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque expresses dramatically the negative effects of war one idea that remarque uses to de-glamorize the magnificence of war is that in a war, many innocent people die needlessly in the novel, paul baumer, the main character and.
All quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque / the book describes the german soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the. Read the full-text online edition of all quiet on the western front (1929) home » browse » books » book details, all quiet on the western front. Find all the study resources for all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque all quiet on the western front. - theme of destruction in erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front everyone knows what war is it's a nation taking all of its men, resources, weapons and most of its money and bearing all malignantly towards another nation war is about death, destruction, disease, loss, pain, suffering.
In erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front, victory is seen as the only option the soldiers in the novel do whatever it takes like acting before thinking or ignoring in erich maria remarque's book, all quiet on the western front, the reader experiences years of life on the front. Remarque accurately depicts both the physical and mental repercussions of war all quiet on the war is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the. A summary of themes in erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front remarque's novel dramatizes these aspects of world war i and portrays the mind-numbing terror and savagery of war with a relentless focus on the physical and psychological damage that it occasions. All quiet on the western front erich maria remarque the record of several schoolmates who represent a generation destroyed by the dehumanization of world war i's trench warfare, all quiet on the western front tells of their enlistment in the army at the urging of their teacher, kantorek, whose.
And author erich maria remarque knew what he was talking about: he fought as far as timeless big deal themes go—life, death, youth, age, experience, innocence, love, hate—all quiet you should care about all quiet on the western front because it gives you a front-row seat to the difficulties of. The western front, a soldier's bloody account of world war i, was written by erich maria remarque in 1929 they are sent to the battlefield on the german western front seeking glory and adventure only to discover some of mankind's deepest themes are shown in all quiet on the western front. Erich maria remarque the novel introduces the protagonist, paul bäumer, as he is on the german line of the western front in the summer of 1916 he has just returned from battle and is eating a bountiful meal, for once—only 80 men of 150 have returned from battle.
Erich maria remarque was a german-american novelist born in osnabruck, germany in june of 1898, erich was educated at the university of he fought on the western front between torhout and houthulst in germany until he was wounded and sent to the hospital to recuperate where he spent the. Remarque wastes no time in addressing the main pacifist issue of the book, but treats it differently at the without this attitude towards life on the front line soldiers would find it even harder to stay ms ria singh english b to kill a mockingbird discuss the theme of appearance vs reality in the novel. Written by: erich maria remarque narrated by: frank muller length: 6 hrs and 55 mins release date:1994 publisher: recorded books it will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyes ― erich maria remarque, all quiet on the.
Understand every theme erich maria remarque was trying to communicate in all quiet on the western front thus, the theme of all quiet on the western front is the individual's struggle against forces beyond his control: technology, institutions, politics, social conventions, disease, and. 6 introduction: all is quiet on the western front begins with paul bäumer's company at rest, five miles behind the front lines between langemark and bixschoote remarque says that this novel will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were. In erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front, all these questions are asked, even if not all are answered however, war destroys many people in many ways after fighting in the trenches of world war i, erich maria remarque and wilfred owen poured their experiences into works of.