Wednesday, October 22, 2014

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Reviewed By: Jennifer L.
By: Erich Maria Remarque
Rating: It was alright

This book was the most depressing book I have ever read and analyxed for my class. Paul and his friends enlist for the German army during WWI, fooled by false patriotism, and soon realizes that war was not what they had been told of. Through out the whole book Paul goes through the war, and is the most down to earth out of all of his friends. He looks at nature, and how no matter how they destroy it, it always comes back. But when men dies, they just die. One after the other his friends die. Till the end, he realizes that he can not go back to society because he is transformed so much by war, that he is unable to return the same. Due to this, his generation was considered the Lost Generation. In the end, when his last and oldest friend, Kat dies, he just breaks. He dies by a bullet through the head, and you just have to wonder, that a seasoned soldier like him will make such a rookie mistake? Or did he just give up?

I would recommend this to: Everyone who like WWI and WWII books

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