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All Quiet on the Western Front

Summary: Through the many examples presented by the writer, Remarque dispels the myth of war and provides the reader with an honest overview of the conflict. He reveals that nationalism and patriotism to be false and hollow and the ruinous effects the war has on soldiers.
Show the progression in the novel from the myth of war to reality.

Remarque seeks to dispel the myth of war by providing an honest overview of what actually happened in the trenches on both sides during the conflict. There is a clear message that the war is neither glorious or honourable. The reasons why men enlisted were nationalism and patriotism, which were soon shown to be false and hollow. Remarque sets out to portray as it was actually experienced, replacing the picture of glory and heroism with fear, meaninglessness and bloodshed. The writer emphasises these aspects of the war and portrays the mind-numbing terror and savagery of war with a relentless focus on the physical and psychological damage it causes to Paul and his friends. At the end of the novel, almost every major character is dead, epitomizing the war's devastating effect on...

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