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Remarque Paper Assignment




A view of a portion of Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial where 2,289 American soldiers who died a the the Battles of Belleau Wood and Château-Thierry in 1918.  The Memorial contains an additional 1,060 names of those soldiers who bodies were never recovered.  Photo credit nuzhound on Flickr.

Aisne Marne Cemetery
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Read Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (in its entirety)

Answer the following question in a one-page paper:

Citing specific evidence from Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front (not from the textbook), how did World War I affect Paul and his friends? 

Your paper must follow this format:

  • must have brief introduction and conclusion paragraphs (each not to exceed three lines); the introduction must directly respond to the assignment question and identify your analysis/thesis points.
  • font size 10 or 12 only
  • one-inch margins
  • double-spaced
  • page number citations for your quoted evidence
  • name, and only your name, at the top left of the paper
  • not to exceed one (1) page
  • You may consider submitting a draft of your assignment to your instructor for feedback before submitting the assignment for the grade. At times, you may be asked to rewrite your essay.  This is done for your own benefit and will result in an improved grade.

Before proceeding, you might wish to read the short notes on Remarque and review the study questions on All Quiet on the Western Front. Also, The Heritage of the Great War, a website created by a Dutch journalist, provides a lots of photos about the war. See especially the section titled "They Die Young: Kid Soldiers of the Great War" to help you visualize Paul Baumer and his friend enlisting in the military.

Please take a moment to review Charlie's History Writing Center for specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course. There is also a good example of a one-page paper available that will show you how to structure your paper. Please check this short explanation of what it means to cite historical evidence.

Your assignment should be submitted on Canvas.



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