Other title

A Comparative Analysis of Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front and Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Authors

Kelly Hoarty

Subject Area

Literature

Description

In looking at war literature, Word War I was a pivotal event in how many authors view the war and communicate its effects on society to their audiences. Erich Maria Remarque and Ernest Hemingway are two novelists in the twentieth century, who wrote to portray the physical and psychological damage soldiers suffered in battle and upon returning home. All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque and The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway utilize different writing styles, but both effectively work within fiction to bridge the gap of understanding between the soldiers’ experiences and the civilians on the home front, by addressing the universal fear still palpable in society as people work to regain a sense of normalcy after their hope has been stripped away by such a devastating event.

Publisher

Providence College

Date

Spring 2012

Type

Article

Format

Text

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Language

English