Part A What do you think is the main point of the excerpt Task Analyzing All Quiet on the Western Front 2\/7 Answer Characters used 0 15000 Part B Why

Part a what do you think is the main point of the

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; 2/7 Answer: Characters used: 0 / 15000 Part BWhy do you think the author said that the book is “least of all an adventure”? Part CHow does this excerpt relate to what you know about the “Lost Generation”?
8/18/2019 Task: Analyzing All Quiet on the Western Front ; 3/7 Answer: Characters used: 0 / 15000 Question 2 In the following excerpt, the author explores the relationship between the older generation —those with authority, such as teachers, parents, or government leaders—and the younger generation. Read the excerpt and then answer the questions. For us lads of eighteen they ought to have been mediators and guides to the world of maturity, the world of work, of duty, of culture, of progress—to the future. We often made fun of them and played jokes on them, but in our hearts we trusted them. The idea of authority, which they represented, was associated in our minds with a greater insight and a more humane wisdom. But the first death we saw shattered this belief. We had to recognise that our generation was more to be trusted than theirs. . . . The first bombardment showed us our mistake, and under it the world as they had taught it to us broke in pieces. While they continued to write and talk, we saw the wounded and dying. While they taught that duty to one's country is the greatest thing, we already knew that death-throes are stronger. But for all that we were no mutineers, no deserters, no cowards--they were very free with all these expressions. We loved our country as much as they; we went

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