All Quiet on the Western Front.docx - All Quiet on the Western Front o Author Erich Maria Remarque Written and published 1927\/28 Lower working-class

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All Quiet on the Western Front o Author Erich Maria Remarque; Written and published 1927/28 Lower working-class background. Veteran of WW1- front line engineer Autobiographical Fiction- novel based on personal experiences against fighting the British War had been glorified in the past, especially leading up to WW1; the novel reveals the honest truth about frontlines of a war. o Themes & Topics Horror of War- war had been romanticized prior to WW1; novel shows a more honest perspective Effects of War- Physical, mental, emotional, social. Loss of innocence and youth Nationalism- how leaders to manipulate people into fighting o Main Character Paul Baumer- young German soldier fighting in the trenches Protagonist & narrator Innocent and compassionate to detached and unemotional o Historical Context: World War I o Main Causes of WWI Militarism- country’s belief in having a strong military Strong military- superior nation Nations began to fell the need to “keep up” with the militarism of Germany, a newly unified country.

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