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All Quiet on the Western Front

A Literary Analysis


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” 

~ Helen Keller

Some books are read for pleasure. Others are read for an assignment, but the rare few are read because they must be read. These are the world’s real books, and All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, is the epitome of a real book. It is not meant for all readers, only the ones who can bear it, because they need it. A reader does not turn to All Quiet on the Western Front to simply read. They invest their time in the words of Erich Maria Remarque in order to learn, and they must be prepared for the challenges it will bring. In All Quiet on the Western Front, readers uncover the shocking truths of war, and life—an older generation’s hypocrisy, and the animalistic instincts in all of us are exposed. 

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