All Quiet On The Western War Analysis

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Conflict is all around, there isn’t a day that goes by that we aren’t faced with the disagreements and opinions we have. The actions we take either heroic or villainous are cause by these conflicts. In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque tells the story of young man, Paul who traveled to the front during World War l. He tells of the horrors and truth of war that the soldiers faced daily and the action they took to try to stay alive. We need to learn in conflict that there are heroic actions that can be taken. To begin, the pride we gain can lead to heroic actions. In conflict like war, the pride we see often comes from ones loves for their country. When Paul and his comrades ponder about the cause of war, he states “We loved our country as much as they; we went courageously…show more content…
Fear is a emotion that is constantly present in conflict. How we react to fear correlates with the actions we take when in conflict. Paul goes out to survey the land and as he does he gets stuck in cross fire and lost in a shell hole, he states “My limbs are glued to the earth. I make a vain attempt; - they refuse to come away. I press myself down on the earth, I cannot go forward,” (Remarque 211). Faced with fear Paul is overwhelmed by it and has no action. Continuing on in the story Paul calms himself down and thinks “It is nothing but an awful spasm of fear, . . .But immediatetly the wave floods over me anew, a mingled sense of shame, of remorse, and yet at the same time of security. I raise myself up a little to take a look round.” (Remarque 211). After this Paul continues on back and reports back to his comrades. When we are faced with fear the action we take with it either calming ourselves or let it control us can let us get back up and do the right thing and what with help the most. How we deal with the fear we face in conflict in a positive or negative manner can lead to the actions we

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