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Analysis Of Erich Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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One of the most acclaimed war novels of all time is Erich Remarque’s All Quiet On The Western Front. This book is one of the most accurate depictions of what a soldiers life is like during time of war. Erich himself was a German soldier during World War I and used many of the situations he experienced throughout the novel to enhance its accuracy of the war. Thanks to the author’s personal connection to the story, the novel was able to catch the attention of many after the war was over for how shockingly detailed it was. Through the historically accurate depictions of war, this novel is able to show how war was like for those who were in it, what they thought of it, and how it affected those who were not even in the heat of battle. The start of the novel brings the reader right into the front. Paul Baumer, the narrator of the story, depicts how dreadful the state of his troops are. Unlike the other soldiers who complain endlessly about the war, Paul tries to remain optimistic on what is going on around him even when he is wounded. Many parts of the book take place in an infirmary or medical station. This is most likely because Erich himself was wounded 5 times during the war. The scenes that take place in the medical corridors are very detailed thanks to Erich’s experiences with it. Paul narrates about the doctors just simply amputating a man’s leg because they have no other alternative to treat him with. This is hauntingly true about the German medics during World
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