For your final essay you will be asked to write a 5 paragraph essay (1 inch margins, 12 point type, double- spaced). It will be an essay in which you develop an essential question and thesis statement from your study of the book, All Quiet on the Western Front. This essay is due on Tuesday, March 5th. You will hand in a printed essay, proofread, and edited with care.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel published first as a two-month serial in 1928 and in as complete novel in 1929, by the German WWI veteran Erich Maria Remarque. The story deals with German soldiers’ extreme mental and physical stress endured during the war, in their detachment from society upon returning home from the battlefront. The novel was later made into an Academy Award winning American film in 1930. Today it is a popular subject for many written assignment in college. Here are some things you should know about writing a great compare and contrast essay on the novel and film.
It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war." This opening paragraph is a simple, poetic version of the main theme behind All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.