Paper #1 - Paper#1 4-6 Pages Due 11 February in class All Quiet on the Western Front and Paths of Glory The book and film both dealt with the Great War

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Paper #1 4-6 Pages Due 11 February in class All Quiet on the Western Front and Paths of Glory The book and film both dealt with the Great War from different perspectives. All Quiet on the Western Front took the view of the war from a young German soldier while Paths of Glory concentrated on the viewpoint of a frontline French officer. While they differ in emphasis, the book and the film offered interesting parallels. Questions to consider: How do the book and the film portray: Soldiers? Frontline officers? (Or in the case of the book, non-commissioned officers) Life in the trenches? No man s land? Offensives? Generals? (Or in the case of the book, politicians) The reason for fighting (by individuals, not nations)? How did the book and film define bravery and cowardice? What was the real purpose of the trial in the film? How did the book portray the enemy (i.e. French and Russians)? How did the book portray the disconnect between the front and home?

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