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8/18/2019Task: Analyzing All Quiet on the Western Front;1/7Task 2Analyzing All Quiet on the Western FrontIn this unit, you learned that World War I affected an entire generation of young people. Thisgeneration is sometimes referred to as the “Lost Generation.” The Lost Generation wasmarked by intellectual and artistic trends that differed greatly from their parents’ generation.Some literature, for example, depicted the horrors experienced by soldiers during the war.One example is the book All Quiet on the Western Frontby Erich Maria Remarque, a Germanveteran of World War I. A great deal of literature prior to World War I romanticized war,speaking of glory, courage, and adventure. Remarque, however, chose to illustrate the fear,meaninglessness, and butchery of the war. In this task, you will read and analyze a fewexcerpts from Remarque’s book.Question 1The following excerpt is the epigraph from All Quiet on the Western Front. An epigraph is asentence or short paragraph that prefaces a book. Read the excerpt and then answer thequestions.This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure,for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply totell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, weredestroyed by the war.Part AWhat do you think is the main point of the excerpt?
8/18/2019Task: Analyzing All Quiet on the Western Front;