All quiet on the western front is a 1930 american epic pre-code war film based on the erich maria remarque novel of the same namedirected by lewis milestone, it stars louis wolheim, lew ayres, john wray, arnold lucy and ben alexander. All quiet on the western front construction, setting, imagery a point of view and the darkness that blackens the night with giant strides an example of his. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in all quiet on the western front, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work for paul , the one positive aspect of the war experience is that it forges extraordinarily strong bonds between soldiers.
In 1928, 'all quiet on the western front' was eventually published and enjoyed immediate success over 1 million copies were sold in the first year of publication, and it was soon translated into french and english. Without a doubt, all quiet on the western fronts is one of those novels i read aqotwf in 8th grade and remember liking the book i generally do not re-read books, but after listening to podcasts and reading history on wwi recently, i wanted to go back and experience this book with better context. Oprah's interview with elie wiesel part one part two part three part four read war by luigi pirandello on-line questions for war from holt world literature (nc edition, 2006) textbook, page 867.
All quiet on the western front is, as most american high school students know, the story of a company of volunteer german soldiers stationed behind the front lines in the last weeks of world war i. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in all quiet on the western front, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work many of the young soldiers, including paul , joined the army because they were motivated by romantic ideals like patriotism and honor. All quiet on the western front is a television film produced by itc entertainment, released on november 14, 1979, starring richard thomas as paul bäumer, and ernest borgnine as katczinsky.
All quiet on the western front is a novel by erich maria remarque that was first published in 1929. In all quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque creates paul bäumer to represent a whole generation of men who are known to history as the lost generation eight million men died in battle, twenty-one million were injured, and over six and a half million noncombatants were killed in what is called the great war. The role of food in erich maria remarque's all quiet in the western front and elie wiesel's night food means different things to people in different countries of the world pasta is common in italy, hamburgers are a favorite in the us and tacos are a typical dish in mexico. Erich maria remarque all quiet on the western front translated from the german by a w wheen fawcett crest this book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death.
He fell in october 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: all quiet on the western front. All quiet on the western front questions and answers the question and answer section for all quiet on the western front is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. A summary of chapter seven in erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of all quiet on the western front and what it means. Lew ayres was born in minneapolis, minnesota and raised in san diego, california a college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the coconut grove nightclub in los angeles and entered hollywood as a bit player.
All quiet on the western front quotes (showing 1-30 of 331) i am young, i am twenty years old yet i know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. On this day in 1928, the first installment of all quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque's acclaimed novel of world war i, appears in the german magazine vossische zeitung remarque. In all quiet on the western front, what symbolism does the earth hold for the soldier 1 educator answer significance of quotewe are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are. Start studying all quiet on the western front ch 6-9 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools describe the night that.
The first night is quiet, eerie - kat notes that the english are bringing enhanced guns and new, better french technology troop 9 is in low spirits their own guns are wearing out - this last day their own guns wounded two of their own men. Like many talented writers, erich maria remarque deliberately uses similes and metaphors in his novel all quiet on the western frontthese figures of speech help make the novel more vivid and. All quiet on the western front (german: im westen nichts neues, lit 'in the west nothing new') is a novel by erich maria remarque, a german veteran of world war ithe book describes the german soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.