In the winter break I went back to my home place. I was very exited to go but also nervous because I had to take flight by my own. The luck was not in my favor the first two days. I los my flight from Victoria to Vancouver. So I had to buy another flight. When I got to Vancouver I had to change terminals because I had a connection flight. It was really stressful since I had only 30 minutes to change terminals and there was no taxis. I got into the fight and when I arrived to San Diego my bag didn’t arrive, but my parents surprised me by picking me up at the airport. It was really nice to see them since I had like 5 months that I didn’t saw them. When I got back home I hanged out with my friends and they stayed for a sleepover. The next day we went for tacos and ,y car got crashed and a bird popped my head. For obvious reasons I was really stressed but that night my friends through me a surprise Welcome party, so I got to see all my friends and it was really fun. Since it was holiday season I got to spent almost every day with my family and friends. I had a great time back home. I missed it so much. I almost dint want to come back to Canada.
PW: Why summer is my favorite season.
I do really enjoy winter and fall. I like the holidays and warm drinks, I love fall colors and winter clothes and christmas is of course one of my favorite holidays. But I can’t help but miss summer every single day. It has always been my favorite season since I was younger and I think it always will be for so many reasons. First of all, going to the beach is definitely one of my favorite things in the world If not my favorite one. I love beach houses, the sky, summer clothes, the music, coconut water, going in the sea and just everything about it. All my favorite memories are from summer. Summer trips with my family or summers where we just stayed at my town. I can spend entire days with my friends, staying up late without having to worry. I love the weather and late nights. The sunsets and sunrises are beautiful. The snacks are amazing, mango and watermelon are definitely my favorite fruits. I feel like no matter what I change and grow so much every summer and i can’t wait for this one.
Introduction – Juliana
Hello my name is Juliana and I am fifteen years old. I was born in Germany and live there in a tiny village named Lörzweiler. I have two younger brothers called Nevio and Robin I also have a cat and a dog. I came to Canada because I always wanted to experience school in another country and I am staying here for half a year. I love reading novels and I share the hobby horse riding with my Mom. Together we own a mare called Fine. I am going to an average school in Germany and next year I am entering High school.
Comparing “They Shall Not Grow Old”, “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Soldier’s Home.”
This post is going to be about the comparaison between “They Shall Not Grow Old”, “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Soldier’s Home.” The tree of them fought t in WW1 but each one has they’re different stories, even tough they are different stories they have similar experiences. In each of the stories they talk about how hard was it during those times, all the social pressure and how they felt morally obligated to go . “All quiet on the western front” and “soldier’s home” have in common that both of them feel like they don’t belong and feeling different after the war. “All quiet in the western front” focuses on the story of one soldier, while de movie focuses on various storys of fallen soldiers, also the movie focuses more on what soldiers did on their free time, the songs that they sang etc . Overall the three stories where very good and I enjoyed viewing different perspectives of the war
differences between Baummer and Krebs
The similarities between Baummer and Krebs were that they were both young and went to the war, also their responses from getting back home . Krebs does not want to live with all does consequences, practically he did not see value in things in life . Paul also lost meaning in life . And the differences were that Paul died in war and s kern lived . Eventhoug Krebs fought the war , after it he meat his family and the wanted him to put him to work even though he direct know nothing about life . rebs was a methodist “Krebs went to the war from a Methodist collage in Kansas ” p1 while Paul did not. I can’t choose between which life I prefer I just see that their is a lot of trauma and they suffered lots of things and face lots of challenges. K
my response to ” All quiet on the western front “
I found the book all quiet on the western front very interesting since it teaches us a different perspective of WW1. This novel begins with “This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war.”The use of direct address in this quote signifies the impact he is putting on the reader to empathize with the young men that fought in the war. It shows us how young 18 year old boys fight war , they’re traumas, their sentiments and the loss . Identity is something we all have, each person is different, we have our own world but these men fear not to ever be the same again . as Paul said “We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.” Chapter 5, pg. 88 , this quote demonstrates that the war completely changes and affect their lives .
In my opinion it is a very good book. It taught me that I am very lucky to have the life that I have and not have to go through all the horrific things that people went through in those years. In my twenties I would like to have a spectacular life yet they do nothing about life, like Paul said “I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.” Chapter 10, pg. 263″. This quote makes me sad and makes me think that they were so young to live all those things, to suffer all those traumas. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. It was very interesting. It made me see things from another perspective, and it motivates me to try and be better as a person and being peaceful.
Personal Response ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’
Through the context of the war, we often focus on the events and the commanders, not the individuals. has suggested the point of view of young men in the war. Without any glorious victory or comradeship, the war through these young men is just futile.
I first expected that the book would start the story with an explanation of the weapons used and the victorious commands they’ve made. Or at least a death during the battle. However, chapter one is all about little party comrades made and a simple introduction of them. The plot that shows war is not magnificent gets clear the further it goes.
~we say, and show our packages protestingly. (p. 147)
The soldiers we should be proud of steal some of the food for girls and escape from the place they should be in just for that. This book doesn’t really seem to be mainly focusing on the battle. Most of the chapters are about the daily life main characters without glamorization. According to these, war doesn’t seem dangerous, it even looks quite peaceful. There are some battles, but the main characters easily move on and enjoy a little bit of happiness such as cigarettes. This impression changes right after the main character gets a break from going back home for a while.
I stand there dumb. Words, Words, Words- they do not reach me. (p. 173)
The main character, Paul came back to his home, but nothing fits him anymore.
Civilian clothes feel different, and words from the books he used to read don’t reach him. Things get worse once he talks with Hemmerich’s mother.
This quaking, sobbing woman who shakes me and cries out on me~ (p. 180)
Unlike the pleasant atmosphere with making fun of Kantorek right before, it is the part that deals with death in the war in the most detail. Even though Paul seemed used to the situation, it is obvious that something has changed inside him. Now he cannot emphasize peaceful civilian life. Also, the death of a comrade drags him down, reminding all of us how the war affects others.
At the end of the book, all his comrades are depicted at a rapid pace how they die. This is depicted so rapidly that all the death seems meaningless.
I feel my fingers become moist. As I draw them away from behind his head, they are bloody. (p. 290)
Kat’s death shows this as well. Being full of hope is allowed just for a brief. Just as Paul had to be isolated after being used to the war.
The book shows us that hope does exist in the war as there are people with it, but it disappears very soon from violence. There is no glory in war. Paul died right after the message “All quiet on the western front” has been sent. Even his death wasn’t grand with the message that didn’t look up for the real misery happening there.
My name is William Kral, I was born on Vancouver Island. I have lived on the island for my whole life. I enjoy golfing very much. I have been playing for a little over 10 years now My goal for English this year is to improve my formal writing.
Hi, I’m Camila
I’m from Mexico. I like to cook, travel, listen to music and to paint. My expectations for this year is to improve my english and to extend my vocabulary