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Literature All Quiet On The Western Front Firstly before I compare All quiet on the western front and the poem, "I have a rendezvous with death"; I am going to describe them separately. All quiet on the western front is a story written from the perspective of a young boy who had to learn the hardships of life and war at a very early age. Before they had even gone off to college they experienced death and pain, that none of them dreamed existed in the war. They grew up extremely fast and were taken away from their previous lives forever. Even if they survived they would have nothing to go back to because they had no specific job or a family that kept them on track. They were taken when they were at a learning stage and what they learned was war. As Paul explained that Kat and other men had something to go back to, a wife and kids or a job. Paul and his friends had nothing to go back to they were out of school, had no chosen career and the fear and pain of war would stay with them forever. It would stay with them because it affected them so deeply, they understood that they had to fight and kill but they didn't know what the reasons were. They were so used to being taught and lead in some certain direction with some restrictions, but now they were on there own with know one to guide them. Kat tried as best he could to take the kids under his wing and teach them the facts of war, but there were so many that didn't have anyone who just died out there."I have a rendezvous with death," written by Alan Seeger is a poem written from a point of view with more maturity which comes from age. The poem reflects his ideas of death, which are more adult in context. He looks at war...

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