AQWF Essay (Levine) - Iris Levine Mr Burkhart Honors World History February 5 2015 All Quiet On The Western Front Essay In his novel All Quiet On

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Iris Levine Mr. Burkhart Honors World History February 5, 2015 All Quiet On The Western Front Essay In his novel, All Quiet On The Western Front , Erich Maria Remarque authored a story who’s meaning was shown through the epigraph which stated: that the story should not portray a bias to one country, that the experiences the men went through were not an adventure, and, most importantly, that these men, wounded or not, came out of the war changed forever. The epigraph opens with, “This story is to be neither an accusation nor a confession.” This first line is simply stating that the story is not being told to put blame on a country, but rather to tell a story of men’s physical and emotional struggles through the battle of their countries. The countries are seen from the vantage point of the German soldiers but there is no bias displayed towards any country in particular. The next line reads, “and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it.” The word adventure means, “an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.” This line of the epigraph suggests that this story is not to be for entertainment, nor to indicate that what these men went through was a good

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