Instinct Literary Essay
Chapter Six Reflection

Socratic Ideas

My Ideas for Socratic Discussion


In our Socratic seminar one of the topics I feel we should discuss is the necessity of war. In my mind, war is a worst case scenario. An idea when all other negotiations and talks of solving conflict have failed, but as time has gone on I feel that war has become more commonplace. A way of settling conflicts from the start. All Quiet on the Western Front reflects this use of war through the moral of troops and the primality of their battles. The other theme I feel that we should talk about is the theme of primality. When the author describes battles and bombings, the primal state of man is always apparent. You can clearly see how everyone involved turns into a beast, killing without thought.