All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

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Germany flourished on the nationalism in the early 1900’s of its people. Ready to encounter an attack at any moment and any time. People forget the decision of war until they are in the flame of its fire. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque explains his experience of the war in World War 1 through a character Paul Bumer. Bumer was a kind and sensitive man. Back in school he used to write poets. Pual’s Bumer teacher brainwashed him and other students who where his classmates. He convinced them by the idea of glory and dramatic rhetorical for war and fighting for the sake of their country. After that dialog, the students were encouraged to enter the war. In the book many scenario are shown, the most critical…show more content…
Paul and his classmates became full hatted of the teacher speech throughout the novel. Their experience of war slowly pushed them away from the idea of patriotism and nationalism. At last, kantorek is placed in the army and creates horrible soldier that proved the insanity of the ethics he believed and advertised to the students. Clearly in the book, the author pictured multiple scenarios of massacre and gores Paul and his classmates view physically in the battle. The common between patriotism and nationalism the author’s main issue was it leads people to the real vision of war. National and patriotism are slaughter and disaster to the solider. Sadly every event was sadness brutal and bloody disturbing description of deaths, fights and injuries. At the hospital, when Paul and his comrades witness the injuries and shattered bodies “A man cannot realize that above such shattered bodies there are still human faces in which life goes its daily round. And this is only one hospital, one single station; there are hundreds of thousands in Germany, hundreds of thousands in France, hundreds of thousands in Russia. How senseless is everything that can ever be written, done, or thought when such things are possible. It must all be lies and of no account when the culture of a thousand years could not prevent this stream of blood being poured out, these torture-chambers in their hundreds of thousands. A hospital alone shows what war is” (Remarque 209). Kemmerich, one of Paul’s
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