All Quiet on the Western Front Dialectical Journals

May 8, 2017 General Studies

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Paul illustrates how the older
generation betrays the younger
generation by convincing them to
sacrifice their lives for patriotism and honor. He explains that authority figures from the older generation, like Kantorek, should have been wise guides to the future as the young generation assumed them to be. However, since the start older of the war, the soldiers realized that the older generation had failed them, and
Paul reacts with anger. Paul emphasizes that the generation, which constantly ready to criticize young men for cowardice or unpatriotic behavior but not itself experienced the war, doesn??™t know what the fighting is like. The younger generation must look to themselves for the truth because the older generation has proven to be a failure.

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Paul illustrates how the older
generation betrays the younger
generation by convincing them to
sacrifice their lives for patriotism and honor. He explains that authority figures from the older generation, like Kantorek, should have been wise guides to the future as the young generation assumed them to be. However, since the start older of the war, the soldiers realized that the older generation had failed them, and
Paul reacts with anger. Paul emphasizes that the generation, which constantly ready to criticize young men for cowardice or unpatriotic behavior but not itself experienced the war, doesn??™t know what the fighting is like. The younger generation must look to themselves for the truth because the older generation has proven to be a failure.

???For all lads of eighteen they ought to
have been mediators and guides to the
world of maturity to the world of work,
of duty, of culture, of progress- to the
future, we often made fun of them and
played jokes on them, but in our hearts
we trusted them. The idea of authority,
which they represented, was associated
in our minds with a greater insight and a
more humane wisdom. But the first
death we saw shattered this belief. We
had to recognize that our generation was
more to be trusted than theirs. They
surpassed us only in phrases and in
cleverness. The first bombardment
showed us our mistake, and under it the
world had taught it to us broke in
pieces.??? (Remarque 12-13)

???For all lads of eighteen they ought to
have been mediators and guides to the
world of maturity to the world of work,
of duty, of culture, of progress- to the
future, we often made fun of them and
played jokes on them, but in our hearts
we trusted them. The idea of authority,
which they represented, was associated
in our minds with a greater insight and a
more humane wisdom. But the first
death we saw shattered this belief. We
had to recognize that our generation was
more to be trusted than theirs. They
surpassed us only in phrases and in
cleverness. The first bombardment
showed us our mistake, and under it the
world had taught it to us broke in
pieces.??? (Remarque 12-13)

In chapter 2, Paul loses his friend Franz Kemmerich. The quote describes Kemmerich??™s poor end. He cries before he dies. It illustrates that he feels hopeless about the future and his life. This is a good example of the young soldiers??™ alienation because they were tricked and persuaded by their teacher to go to the war. Now they don??™t enjoy their choice and end up dying.
In chapter 2, Paul loses his friend Franz Kemmerich. The quote describes Kemmerich??™s poor end. He cries before he dies. It illustrates that he feels hopeless about the future and his life. This is a good example of the young soldiers??™ alienation because they were tricked and persuaded by their teacher to go to the war. Now they don??™t enjoy their choice and end up dying.
???That is Franz Kemmerich, nineteen and a half years old, he doesn??™t want to die. Let him not die!??? He whispers: ???If you find my watch, send it home-??? (Remarque 29-30)
???That is Franz Kemmerich, nineteen and a half years old, he doesn??™t want to die. Let him not die!??? He whispers: ???If you find my watch, send it home-??? (Remarque 29-30)

???Farther on, the mist ends. Here the heads become figures; coats, trousers, and boots appear out of the mist as from a milky pool. They become a column. The column marches on, straight ahead, the figures resolve themselves into a block, individuals are no longer
recognizable, the dark wedge presses onward, fantastically topped by the heads and the wear pins floating on the milky pool. A column??”not men at all.??? (Remarque 57)
???Farther on, the mist ends. Here the heads become figures; coats, trousers, and boots appear out of the mist as from a milky pool. They become a column. The column marches on, straight ahead, the figures resolve themselves into a block, individuals are no longer
recognizable, the dark wedge presses onward, fantastically topped by the heads and the wear pins floating on the milky pool. A column??”not men at all.??? (Remarque 57)
Paul details on the change that
occurs when the men joined the army. In the beginning, before the war they were all individuals, figures dressed in ???coats, trousers, and boots.??? Upon Joining, they have become one and ???individuals are no longer recognizable,??? In addition, their identities are lost because they are looked at as a hole or block. Paul describes them as ???A column??”not men at all,??? which implies how the war
robbed these and other men of their lives and degraded them.
Paul details on the change that
occurs when the men joined the army. In the beginning, before the war they were all individuals, figures dressed in ???coats, trousers, and boots.??? Upon Joining, they have become one and ???individuals are no longer recognizable,??? In addition, their identities are lost because they are looked at as a hole or block. Paul describes them as ???A column??”not men at all,??? which implies how the war
robbed these and other men of their lives and degraded them.
Paul, narrator and his friends are taking advantage of the younger soldiers. They call the reinforcement “infants” and make them bring tobaccos for them. The new reinforcements are mostly seventeen years old. They went to the school before the army. Now they have to learn how to survive in the training and be an “adult” who knows “how to survive”. This reminds me of when I was younger and the highschoolers used to bully us and make fun of us just for sheer enjoyment. The values in this text are pretty accurate to a real life since this kind of stuff happens to everybody at least once.
Paul, narrator and his friends are taking advantage of the younger soldiers. They call the reinforcement “infants” and make them bring tobaccos for them. The new reinforcements are mostly seventeen years old. They went to the school before the army. Now they have to learn how to survive in the training and be an “adult” who knows “how to survive”. This reminds me of when I was younger and the highschoolers used to bully us and make fun of us just for sheer enjoyment. The values in this text are pretty accurate to a real life since this kind of stuff happens to everybody at least once.
Reinforcements have arrived. Kropp nudges me: “Seen the infants” I nod. The youngster turns red: “You cant kid me.” Patronizingly he gives the youngster a portion and says: “Next time you come with your mess-tin have a cigar or a chew of tobacco in your hand. Get me” Then he turns to us. “You get off scot free, of course.” (Remarque 35-36)
Reinforcements have arrived. Kropp nudges me: “Seen the infants” I nod. The youngster turns red: “You cant kid me.” Patronizingly he gives the youngster a portion and says: “Next time you come with your mess-tin have a cigar or a chew of tobacco in your hand. Get me” Then he turns to us. “You get off scot free, of course.” (Remarque 35-36)

Kat and Paul wake up in the middle of the night and climb the mountain for one purpose: to roast a goose. They use animals as the purpose of food. Paul seemed emotionless when he was killing a goose. They completely use the geese, without any wastes. Paul and Kat even used their feathers to make cushions. Other soldiers kill animals and insects too. At the beginning of the chapter, they kill louse. They are being emotionless about lives.
Kat and Paul wake up in the middle of the night and climb the mountain for one purpose: to roast a goose. They use animals as the purpose of food. Paul seemed emotionless when he was killing a goose. They completely use the geese, without any wastes. Paul and Kat even used their feathers to make cushions. Other soldiers kill animals and insects too. At the beginning of the chapter, they kill louse. They are being emotionless about lives.
Two geese, that??™s bad: if I grab one the other will cackle. Well, both of them-if I??™m quick, it can be done. The goose is dead, Kat saw to that in a moment. We intend to roast it at once so that nobody will be any wiser. We put the feathers carefully to one side. We intend to make two cushions out of them with the inscription: ???Sleep soft under shell-fire.??? (Remarque 91-93)
Two geese, that??™s bad: if I grab one the other will cackle. Well, both of them-if I??™m quick, it can be done. The goose is dead, Kat saw to that in a moment. We intend to roast it at once so that nobody will be any wiser. We put the feathers carefully to one side. We intend to make two cushions out of them with the inscription: ???Sleep soft under shell-fire.??? (Remarque 91-93)

The narrator describes the rats as corpse-rats. Soldiers interact with animals a lot, especially rats. The important focus of their lives is food. They live to eat. Kat theorizes that the battle for power within the military is like that of the animal kingdom. This reminds me of when I was little and would play outside and step on little bugs like rollie pollies just because I could.
The narrator describes the rats as corpse-rats. Soldiers interact with animals a lot, especially rats. The important focus of their lives is food. They live to eat. Kat theorizes that the battle for power within the military is like that of the animal kingdom. This reminds me of when I was little and would play outside and step on little bugs like rollie pollies just because I could.
The rats here are particularly repulsive, they are so fat-the kind we all call corpse-rats. They seem to be mighty hungry. Almost every man has had his bread gnawed. (Remarque 102)
The rats here are particularly repulsive, they are so fat-the kind we all call corpse-rats. They seem to be mighty hungry. Almost every man has had his bread gnawed. (Remarque 102)

Paul talks about how the new young soldiers can??™t handle the war, unless they ???grow up??? and become adults. The soldier is not in his natural environment and does not know how to react so he just freaks out and throws a fit. The author makes the mood sound tense because of how he describes the young soldiers actions like grinding his teeth and shutting his fists.
Paul talks about how the new young soldiers can??™t handle the war, unless they ???grow up??? and become adults. The soldier is not in his natural environment and does not know how to react so he just freaks out and throws a fit. The author makes the mood sound tense because of how he describes the young soldiers actions like grinding his teeth and shutting his fists.
One of the recruits has a fit I have been watching him for a long time, grinding his teeth and open and shutting his fists. A young soldiers alienation. (Remarque 109)
One of the recruits has a fit I have been watching him for a long time, grinding his teeth and open and shutting his fists. A young soldiers alienation. (Remarque 109)

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