A man cannot realize that above such shattered bodies

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A man cannot realize that above such shattered bodies there are still human faces in which life goes its daily round. And this is only one hospital, one single station; there are hundreds of thousands in Germany, hundreds of thousands in France, hundreds of thousands in Russia. How senseless is everything that can ever be written, done, or thought when such things are possible. It must all be lies and of no account when the culture of a thousand years could not prevent this stream of blood being poured out, these torture-chambers in their hundreds of thousands. A hospital alone shows what war is. Part A
How does this excerpt relate to what you already know about the number of casualties of World War I? Font Sizes   Characters used: 0 / 15000 Part B Look again at the last sentence of the excerpt. In your own words, explain briefly what you think this sentence means. Font Sizes   Characters used: 0 / 15000 Question 4 Think again about the causes of World War I. Nationalism was one of the main causes. It can be defined as extreme feelings of loyalty or devotion for one’s country. Feelings of nationalism led the people fighting in the war to believe that they were fighting for a right and just cause. Additionally, as you’ve learned, literature prior to World War I glorified war, making it seem heroic or even romantic. Based on the excerpts that you read from All Quiet on the Western Front, what did Erich Maria Remarque think about the nationalism that caused the war? Why do you think he decided to write a book that showed the war experience to be so harsh and cruel? Your answer should be about 100 to 200 words long. It should also provide evidence from the excerpts or from any outside research that you conduct. Be sure to list any sources that you use. Font Sizes   Characters used: 0 / 15000

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