A review of eric remarques book all quiet on the western front

On the train back home, Albert takes a turn for the worse and cannot complete the journey, instead being sent off the train to recuperate in a Catholic hospital.

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He also has a "Special Permit," certifying him as sporadically not responsible for his actions due to a head wound, though he is clearly quite sane and exploiting his permit so he can stay in the hospital and away from the war as long as possible. But so did criticism of the army and the volume official history, besides being incomplete, was almost free of it.

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Paul lived with his father, mother, and sister in a charming German village, and attended school. For more information see our Cookie Policy. He feels remorse and asks forgiveness from the man's corpse. Paul carries him back to camp on his back, only to discover upon their arrival that a stray splinter had hit Kat in the back of the head and killed him on the way. In the opening scene, for example, everyone is happy because they've been relieved from the front and there's plenty of food — and it is several paragraphs before we discover the reason there's no shortage of food: only eighty out of one hundred and fifty men have come back That is, on both a mental and technical level the war in was very different from the realities of the war which raged on in Although publishers had worried that interest in World War I had waned more than 10 years after the armistice , Remarque's realistic depiction of trench warfare from the perspective of young soldiers struck a chord with the war's survivors—soldiers and civilians alike—and provoked strong reactions, both positive and negative, around the world.

There they meet Stanislaus Katczinsky, an older soldier, nicknamed Kat, who becomes Paul's mentor. The evidence can be seen in the lingering depression that Remarque and many of his friends and acquaintances were suffering a decade later.

A review of eric remarques book all quiet on the western front

All Quiet on the Western Front is an invaluable source for the historical record as it allows the reader access to a perspective on the war which previously could not be experienced. They have had a go at practically everybody's bread. In fact, the mental traumas experienced by soldiers speak strongly of a changing technical experience as well. Carrying his old school books with him to the battlefield, he constantly reminds himself of the importance of learning and education. There were two at least unique features of the Great War. In the s he married the American actress Paulette Goddard , moved back to Switzerland, and died there in As he was dying "quite conscious and in terrible pain", he gave his boots which he inherited from Kemmerich to Paul.

He is a former Regius professor of history at Oxford University, and was a foreign-policy adviser to and speechwriter for Margaret Thatcher. The shrapnel tears open Leer's hip, causing him to bleed to death quickly.

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Kemmerich is shot in the leg early in the story; his injured leg has to be amputated, and he dies shortly after. The German state, in what amounted to a fit of pique, cut his sister's head off instead and then billed what was left of his family for wear and tear to the blade.

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While evacuating the villagers enemy civilians , Paul and Albert are taken by surprise by artillery fired at the civilian convoy and wounded by a shell. All Quiet on the Western Front is an invaluable source for the historical record as it allows the reader access to a perspective on the war which previously could not be experienced. And they had also been let down by men in authority. He is devastated and later confesses to Kat and Albert, who try to comfort him and reassure him that it is only part of the war. There are several distressing but necessary scenes that convey the injuries, fatigue, fear and hallucinations these soldier experiences in the fields and trenches. It was released in book form the following year to smashing success, selling one and a half million copies that same year. It is a deadly tension that feels as if a jagged knife blade is being scraped along the spine. His men have a great respect for him, and Bertinck has great respect for his men. He tries to shoot them to put them out of their misery, but is stopped by Kat to keep their current position hidden. The Germans shot far fewer of their own men than did the British. At one point he secures four boxes of lobster. This preposterous image actually demonstrates an important element to the reality at the front which was the extent to which soldiers felt alienated by having to fight on such a mass-scale over the conflicts which had emerged on account of only a few. In the s he married the American actress Paulette Goddard , moved back to Switzerland, and died there in

Even while under enemy fire, he "mutters propositions in physics".

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