Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. At first a bit graphic but ok after the first few chapters. He seems to be going crazy like a dog with rabies, crouching in the corner and nearly foaming at the mouth. But perhaps all this that I think is mere melancholy and dismay … It cannot be that it has gone, the yearning that made our blood unquiet, … the thousand faces of the future … it cannot be that this has vanished in bombardment, in despair, in brothels. There is an afterword in the edition I have read written in 1994 by the translator, Brian Murdoch, that I wish to quote from, because he is far more eloquent at expressing what this novel so accurately portrays. And to somehow try to better ourselves and see that there is no such thing as victorious outcome, just a trail of death, destruction, sadness and of broken innocent people. A note on the Vintage English translation: Brian Murdoch's translation is good but a bit sloppy at times, especially in the second half of the book, where he occasionally uses German-sounding grammar and makes a few typos.
It soon earned the wrath of the Nazi party for its anti-war and anti-nationalistic sentiments. There is also a part of the outer world which forms a connection between these two realities: the part comprised of other people, most importantly of his fellow soldiers. On the front Paul is consumed with death. Saluting, eyes front, marching, presenting arms, right and left about, snapping to attention, insults and a thousand varieties of bloody-mindedness - we had imagined that our task would be rather different from all this, but we discovered that we were being trained to be heroes the way they train circus horses, and we quickly got used to it. I nodded my head when he recognized in the enemy a man much like himself. I will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war. To understand our past so as to not repeat those mistakes.
We've also got a complete about All Quiet on the Western Front , with three weeks worth of readings and activities to make sure you know your stuff. By and large, Murdoch did a good job. The passionate happiness when they receive the slightest comfort, or the unspeakable sadness when they visit their families and realise they have lost touch with them and can't share their knowledge. They knew the war to be a misfortune, whereas those who were better off, and should have been able to see more clearly what the consequences would be, were beside themselves with joy. We are none of us more than twenty years old. He is shunned by his old teacher and branded a coward by the young boys, so he returns to the front line. هل الإنسان العائد من الحرب هو نفسه الذي ذهب قبل مدة إليها , هل الإنسان الذي قتل و دمر و فجر و اعتدى و اقتحم و جرح و عاش أشد الأهوال و بات تحت المطر و فوق الأرض و شعر بأشد أنواع البرد و أشد أنواع الحرارة هو نفسه ؟ , هل الإنسان الذي شاهد أصدقاءه يموتون أو تقطع و تبتر أعضاؤهم.
If all the rest were machines? All Quiet on the Western Front or, to give it its German title, Nothing New in the West has been hailed as the best war novel ever, and it's easy to see why. Paul talks to the dead man about how he did not want to kill him but only did because he jumped into the trench nearly on top of Paul. Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Those who come back from this war are still damaged; there is no way they can go through the horrors of war without the scars. Aerial view of Passchendaele village before and after the battle We must assume that this was fortunate for young Remarque. In the polarized political debates of the , the First World War was not a topic but a touchstone for all else.
The moment that the first shells whistle over and the air is rent with the explosions there is suddenly in our veins, in our hands, in our eyes a tense waiting, a watching, a heightening alertness, a strange sharpening of the senses. . Not only is it profound in message, but the author writes beautifully. Excellent- A mesmerizing and vivid account of war. As vital, disturbing, and powerful now as it was when it was written and filmed, All Quiet on the Western Front is an excellent film about war and both its inhumanity -- the moments when people are turned into monsters and pawns -- and its humanity -- the moments when despite the contexts people attempt to regain their decency. On some table, a document is signed by some people that none of us knows, and for years our main aim in life is the one thing that usually draws the condemnation of the whole world and incurs its severest punishment in law. Paul is the universal soldier.
Its unusual because its a 30's American film focusing on German soldiers and not the more obvious Allies of Britain, France and Russia. Any drill-corporal is a worse enemy to the recruits, any schoolmaster a worse enemy to his pupils than they are to us. فأنا مت مئات المرات قبل هذه. Paul recovers and goes on leave, but sorry to leave his friend behind, he returns to front-line duty. Paul and his school mates immediately encounter this horror, different from the romanticized battles of yore that they learn about in school. I can never know what my friends have gone through on active duty, but if it's even half of this inhumanity, I will never look at them the same.
This was a grim, devastating read, and it definitely toyed with my emotions, but there was something that prevented me from completely loving it and giving it five stars, and I'm not even sure what that was. There were moments of fleeting pleasures and true companionship that allowed me to intermittently rejoice along with Paul and dream of a future when the war would be ended. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the hatred that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another — if only he can come out of the war alive. و مسرور لأن الحرب ستنتهي. They feel let down by the elders. I have always had an interest in the first World War, as I was never really taught anything about it in school, it was always the second World War that was covered,but yet the first is so important.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a very powerful work. Conscripted at age 18 he became 18 on 22 June 1916 ; so in the second half of 1916, or early in 1917. In fact, it would probably be easier to tell you why this novel is irrelevant: it's not, for example, an example of the perfect rom-com. That they were forced to read the books is, of course, part of the problem, but I also think schoolchildren often are assigned books they're not yet ready for. I see people being driven against one another, and silently, uncomprehendingly, foolishly, obediently and innocently killing one another. Out on the front he was able to block all emotion out to be hopeless yet indifferent.