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Unformatted text preview: that the soldiers are enduring the same feeling over and over again as if they were inhuman. In this classic war story Remarque also describes the soldiers as inhuman wild beast in addition to the nonliving objects. Paul states that when soldiers reach the zone where the front begins they are transformed into "instant inhuman animals"(56). Remarque is saying that the zone is like a magical line; once they cross it there not the same person as they were on the other side of the line. He says "We have become wild beasts. We do not fight we defend ourselves against annihilation"(103). Here Remarque states that the German soldiers are only defending what they have not attempting to take what they don't. Paul says that they become something like men again after they get the food we need(106). Remarque is implying that the drive for food changes them into terrifying wild beasts but when they get the food they change back into humans again....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.
- Spring '10
- All Quiet on the Western Front, Food