Erich maria remarque, all quiet on the western front, paul baumer, world war one sign up to view the rest of the essay. Author background erich remarque was drafted into the german army in 1916 when he was eighteen germany was then fighting the first world war he was wounded during the war later when the war was over, he decided to tell the public how dehumanizing war was. Written by erich maria remarque format: mp3 unabridged this is a multifile torrent all quiet on the western front (disc 1) 01 - segment 01 (introduction)mp3 94698 kbs. In erich maria remarque's novel all quiet on the western front, paul metamorphoses through symbolism, irony, and imagery resulting in a loss of erich maria remarque used paul bäumer to narrate his work all quiet on the western front a young man of 19 fights for the german army on.
Erich maria remarque's account of life as a soldier in world war i, as described in all quiet on the western front, paints a shockingly realistic portrait of the horrors of war and how it affects the men who experienced trench warfare firsthand remarque draws upon his own experience as a soldier. In the quiet hours when the puzzling reflection of former days like a blurred mirror, projects beyond me the figure of my present existence, i often sit over against myself, as before a stranger, and wonder how the unnameable active principle that calls itself to life has adapted itself even to this form. By: erich maria remarque see a complete list of the characters in all quiet on the western front and in-depth analyses of paul bäumer, kantorek, and corporal himmelstoss. 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 for instance, remarque so clearly reflects the feeling of camaraderie that these men, most of them not even twenty years old, experienced in the.
Erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front lays bare the gritty, gruesome and ultimately self-defeating nature of wars as paul baumer and his soldier comrades enlist and join the germany army in order to defeat the enemy, they themselves are slowly vanquished. 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. Character list paul bäumer young german soldier fighting in the trenches during world war paul is the protagonist and narrator of the novel he is, at heart his account of the war is a bitter invective against sentimental, romantic ideals of warfare.
- erich maria remarque's classic novel all quiet on the western front is based on world war i it portrays themes involving suffering, comradeship, chance and dehumanization the novel is narrated by paul, a young soldier in the german military, who fights on the western front during the great war. 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 through years of vivid horror, paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same. Paul baumer, the protagonists of erich remarque's all quiet on the western front utters these words signifying more than 50 years after its jolting prose, haunting poetry, and powerful truths slashed their way into the consciousness of a worldwide readership, all quiet still stands at the.
Erich maria remarque created with his novel all quiet on the western front an amazingly good picture how world war i was like he shows the world a life created by the front in a fictive character, that could have existed everywhere on the german-french front remarque opens the book with the. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of all quiet on the western front by 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. In all quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque's most famous novel, the reader experiences events during world war i, from summer to fall written in the style of the 1920's known as neue sachlichkeit (new objectivity), all quiet on the western front treats in simply constructed. It was first made into a movie in 1930, and then re-made in 1979 directed by delbert mann all quiet on the western front is the story of a young german named paul baumer who is drafted into the german imperial army along with many of his high school friends they are sent to the battlefield on.
And author erich maria remarque knew what he was talking about: he fought on the western front when he was eighteen years old, sustaining several yeah, we don't have enough fingers and toes to count all thereasons you should care about all quiet on the western front in fact, it would probably. Remarque accurately depicts both the physical and mental repercussions of war all quiet on the western front should be read by all members of the armed forces for several reasons first, the novel describes in detail the worst case scenarios associated with war by being exposed to such a. The best study guide to all quiet on the western front on the planet, from the creators of sparknotes get the summaries, analysis, and quotes brief biography of erich maria remarque remarque was born into a family of modest means and attended the university of münster before.
Erich maria remarque all quiet on the western front translated from the german by a w wheen fawcett crest we are at rest five miles behind the front yesterday we were relieved, and now our bellies are full of beef and haricot beans. Remarque, erich maria: im westen nichts neues rom based upon remarque's own experiences of war, the central character of all quiet on the western front is paul baumer, the young nineteen year old german soldier fighting in the german army on the french front. Erich maria remarque's epic novel of world war i, all quiet on the western front is a chilling reminder of not only what is destroyed in wartime, but the book centers on paul baumer, who serves as the novelâs narrator and key figure paul and his comrades make up a few soldiers of the.