All Quiet on the Western Front Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Discuss the theme of war. What is war? Why does it occur? Do the soldiers in All Quiet on the Western Front believe they are in the right? How do they believe wars should be waged? What are wars really like? Who fights them? Why? Why is war glorified? Is there anything glorious about war?

Topic 2

Describe the transition of Paul’s character. What was he like when he was idealistic? Why was he idealistic? What changed that? What happened when Paul became angry and embittered? What caused this? When Paul at last becomes resigned to fate, he does not worry about death. Why? What has brought this feeling about?

Topic 3

During war, brotherhood and friendship often helps hold men together. In what ways does friendship exist between Paul and his fellow soldiers? What acts of friendship do they commit for one another? Can this be...

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