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Portrayal Of War "All Quiet On The Western Front" By Erich Maria Remarque

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Question:All Quiet on the Western Front paints a picture of war this is full of terrifying, grotesque details in an attempt to persuade readers of the horrors of battle. Portrayals of war in other books, however, as well as in films and television, often ignore the painful side of battle to glorify fighting. Debate the arguments of how war should be depicted, refer to specific examples from representations of war (including All Quiet on the Western Front) that you have seen or heard.Answer:The way war should be depicted in texts depends on what message the text is trying to convey or the purpose of the text. For example, All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel whose purpose is to depict the horrors of war, and to do this you will need to show accurate details of a war. If a book or film was intended for entertainment and it is in the genre of an action movie it will obviously “glorify fighting.”Ideally all war texts should depict the consequences of war including the death, destruction, pain, and suffering not only to societies but also individual people. The number of lives that are thrown away in a war are tragic, and many of those people are innocent people who mean no harm. The death of soldiers can also be slow and painful, not only physically but also mentally. In WWII six million Jews were killed by the Nazis in a regime to wipe them out (genocide). The method of killing at these camps was typically poison gas, usually in gas chambers, although many prisoners died in mass shootings, by starvation or by sadistic torture. Some Jews were also used as human experiments.In an effort to kill the enemy, many cities and towns are...

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