Portraying War In 'All Quiet On The Western Front'

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Many of the images from the novel linger in my mind. Portraying war just by words in order to allow a person to have the slightest sense of what it feels like in an actual war is extremely challenging. The novel All Quiet on the Western Front does a great job at portraying the war. I always think of the scene after Paul takes the life of an innocent soldier from the opposing side and he sits in the trench with the body trying to make what he had done better. This scene turns very upsetting once Paul realizes what he did. Paul tries saving the man by getting him water. Once the man dies Paul rummages through his wallet and sees a picture of the man’s family and that he worked as a printer. Paul talks of when he gets home saying he will be a
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