All quiet of the western front

Kropp is wounded towards the end of the novel and undergoes a leg amputation. In the New York Daily NewsIrene Thirer wrote, "It smack [sic] of directional genius - nothing short of this; sensitive performances by a marvelous cast and the most remarkable camera work which has been performed on either silent or sound screen, round about the Hollywood studios.

He begins to long to be back at battle. In a twist of fate, Kantorek is later called up as a soldier as well. The horrors of what he witnessed as a soldier stuck with him for a decade and, on November 10,Remarque published the first installment of the novel in Vossische Zeitung, a German magazine.

A minute version was submitted to the British censors, which was cut to minutes [9] before the film premiered in London June 14, Without diluting or denying any Paul later figures that the training taught by Himmelstoss made them "hard, suspicious, pitiless, and tough" but most importantly it taught them comradeship.

He offered the following clarification: Detering[ edit ] Detering is a farmer who constantly longs to return to his wife and farm. He appears in the sequel, The Road Back. He also has a "Special Permit," certifying him as sporadically not responsible for his actions due to a head wound, though he is clearly quite sane and exploiting his permit so he can stay in the hospital and away from the war as long as possible.

I am so alone, and so without hope that I can confront them without fear. The same explosion also fatally wounds Leer.

What is it good for? Haie, in addition, has a good sense of humor.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Josef Hamacher[ edit ] Hamacher is a patient at the Catholic hospital where Paul and Albert Kropp are temporarily stationed.

Throughout the book, Paul frequently remarks on how much of an eater he is, yet somehow manages to stay as "thin as a rake". Kantorek is a hypocrite, urging the young men he teaches to fight in the name of patriotism, while not voluntarily enlisting himself.

InRemarque lost his German citizenship, eventually moving to Switzerland.

The phrase "all quiet on the Western Front" has become a colloquial expression meaning stagnation, or lack of visible change, in any context. Soon after, he volunteers to go on a patrol and kills a man for the first time in hand-to-hand combat.

They are then sent on what Paul calls a "good job. Among twenty enlistees was Joseph Behm, the first of the class to die in battle. The design is based upon a German war bonds poster by Fritz Erler.

They had been forced into the army. Indeed, the only person he remains connected to is his dying mother, with whom he shares a tender, yet restrained relationship. Katczinsky leaves for a short while, returning with straw to put over the bare wires of the beds.

In the final chapter, he comments that peace is coming soon, but he does not see the future as bright and shining with hope. Only pitifully small pieces of land are gained, about the size of a football field, which are often lost again later. Paul carries him back to camp on his back, only to discover upon their arrival that a stray splinter had hit Kat in the back of the head and killed him on the way.

Remarque went on to have a long and lauded literary career, but he never again published a book as wildly successful or as controversial as All Quiet on the Western Front.

Paul feels that he has no aims or goals left in life and that their generation will be different and misunderstood. Himmelstoss later joins them at the front, revealing himself as a coward who shirks his duties for fear of getting hurt or killed, and pretends to be wounded because of a scratch on his face.

While evacuating the villagers enemy civiliansPaul and Albert are taken by surprise by artillery fired at the civilian convoy and wounded by a shell.

Carrying his old school books with him to the battlefield, he constantly reminds himself of the importance of learning and education.A classic anti war film, All Quiet on the Western Front is a masterwork of filmmaking.

Over 80 years after its release, the film is still very effective, and ranks among the genres finest works%. Nov 14,  · Share this Rating.

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Use the HTML below/10(K). All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque that was first published in Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.

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 /5(K).

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All Quiet on the Western Front is a American epic pre-Code war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. Directed by Lewis Milestone, it stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.

All Quiet on the Western Front opened to wide acclaim in the United States.

All quiet of the western front
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