All Quiet On The Western Front vs Storm Of Steel


In an essay of 2000 words, prepare a critical and comparative response to the portions of the readings provided: Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, a fictional story based in part on Remarque’s personal experiences in the trenches during the First World War, and Ernst Jünger’s Storm of Steel, a memoir of his time as a German soldier on the front lines. Your paper will argue how the differing experiences and outlooks of the two authors shed light on the trench experience. Be specific, and use examples from the texts where appropriate. Given the length of the paper, however, avoid lengthy quotations from the text. In crafting your response, you may find it helpful to consider some of the following questions:     How do the differing accounts of Jünger and Remarque help to shed light on some of the major themes that we have looked at this term? How and why do Jünger and Remarque appear to see the war and the trench experience differently? How do the two authors differ in their perception of the purposes of the war? What effect do the two authors believe the war has had on those who fought it? What do we learn about the role of the individual and the role of the peer group in war? What about the role of technology? How do the differing approaches of the two authors (fiction vs memoir) affect the power of their texts and their historical value? What might account for the stark differences in opinion between the two authors? Please read the Major Paper document carefully as it contains all the detailed instructions. No external sources are needed for this assignment.

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