How senseless is everything that can ever be written, done, or thought, when such things are possible. In 1933, when the Nazis rose to power, All Quiet on the Western Front became one of the first to be publicly burnt; in 1930, screenings of the were met with Nazi-organized protests and mob attacks on both movie theatres and audience members. The wording of this sentence suggests that esprit de corps came first and then developed into something deeper, which was comradeship. They have had to enter a crucible of unbelievable violence in order to form and solidify these friendships. Many experiences with comrades in the war would be consid. They were betrayed by their families who could not prepare them for this appalling experience, and they certainly could not forgive those parents who encouraged them to participate. Friendship plays a crucial role in the novel All Quiet on the Western Front.
As explosions and gunfire sound off a young recruit in his first battle is gun-shy and seeks… 1446 Words 6 Pages All Quiet on the Western Front: The Innocence of Youth In All Quiet on the Western Front, the main character is a nineteen year-old, who tells his perspective of the war. In October 1918, Paul is finally killed on a remarkably peaceful day. The book and its sequel, 1930 , were among the books banned and in. I am so alone, and so without hope that I can confront them without fear. He gets out of cover and takes aim on the flamethrower but misses, and gets hit by enemy fire. My heart beats fast: this is the aim, the great, the sole aim, that I have thought of in the trenches; that I have looked for as the only possibility of existence after this annihilation of all human feeling; this is a task that will make life afterward worthy of these hideous years. He takes a branch from the tree with him, reminding himself of his orchard at home, which is full of cherry trees.
With his next shot he kills the flamethrower, and immediately afterwards an enemy shell explodes on his position blowing off his chin. The value for comradeship is appreciated more in the field when the men depend on each other to survive. Kat is also well known for his ability to scavenge nearly any item needed, especially food. Though they are obviously losing, the Germans keep fighting. It was the first all-talking non-musical film to win the Best Picture Oscar. But in order to satisfy the teacher, I guess you need to write in a more methodical way.
All Quiet on the Western Front sold 2. The war creates sharp distinctions between soldiers and civilians, but it erases other distinctions. How much Paul's comrades mean to him. He carries Haie Westhus's body to Bäumer after he is fatally wounded. As the soldiers galvanize their comradeship with one another, they inadvertently also galvanize their separation from their old lives.
As Kantorek a school master in a position of power uses the word ''comrade'' to refer to these teenage boys, he is ostensibly elevating them in status. In the final chapter, he comments that peace is coming soon, but he does not see the future as bright and shining with hope. Paul uses a combination of bartering and manipulation to stay by Albert's side. He feels remorse and asks forgiveness from the man's corpse. He thinks of them as pathetic human beings rather than adversaries and wishes that he could know them better. Before the war, Tjaden was a locksmith.
It also received two further nominations: , for , and for Abbott, Anderson, and Andrews. Notably, Remarque emphasizes that while poor and uneducated people knew that the war would bring only death and destruction, wealthier families were filled with pride and joy that their sons will join the fight. Had we gone into the trenches without this period of training most of us would certainly have gone mad. They are more to me than life, these voices, they are more than motherliness and more than fear; they are the strongest, most comforting thing there is anywhere: they are the voices of my comrades. . He wanted only to achieve his desired ends with them. Paul doesn't believe in society anymore especially parents, elders, and school, which used to play a big part in his life.
The men of the Second Company are comrades-in-arms, closer than family or even lovers. If you train a dog to eat potatoes and then afterwards put a piece of meat in front of him, he'll snap at it, it's his nature. When the men witness the war and how depressing it is, they go to each other for moral support. Remarque stripped all romanticism from the war experience in this anti-war novel. The men ignore and abuse him.
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. Paul and his comrades cease to count the weeks they have spent fighting. There they meet Stanislaus Katczinsky, an older soldier, nicknamed Kat, who becomes Paul's mentor. He finds solace as he hears his comrades come up behind him: ''They are more to me than life, these voices…,'' he tells us, ''they are the strongest, most comforting thing there is anywhere: they are the voices of my comrades. Eventually, they begin to crack.
In 2016, it was confirmed that will direct a remake of All Quiet on the Western Front starring as Katczinsky. The goose incident shows that comradeship means everything to the soldiers. Paul returns home for a seventeen-day leave. Foolishly, he tries to go back home instead of fleeing to Holland, and he is captured and tried as a deserter. In its place, they evolve a strong comradeship, which bolsters and protects them far better than the now useless information they learned in school.