I need help with finding quotes from All Quiet on the Western Front for the four literary terms listed below.I need quotes to represent these literary terms: (1) Indirect characterization; (2)...

I need help with finding quotes from All Quiet on the Western Front for the four literary terms listed below.

I need quotes to represent these literary terms: (1) Indirect characterization; (2) External and Internal conflict; (3) Symbolism; and (4) development of conflict in All Quiet on the Western Front.

I am utterly stuck in this project and need help. I only need 10 more out of 35. I've gotten pretty far in two days. I just need help.

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I don't have a copy of the book in front of me, so I can't give you any exact quotes - but I did teach this book a number of times, so I'll try to point you in the right direction.

External Conflict: any descriptions of the war would count for external conflict.  They are so numerous I'm sure you can find them.  If you've already got too many for just the war in general then maybe pick a more specific instance--the shooting of the horses comes to mind (though I can't remember the chapter that is in).

Internal Conflict: Chapter 7--this is the chapter where Paul gets to first go home on leave.  It is full of the internal conflict.  Paul hates the war.  He hates being there--he hates fighting, the entire time he's on the front line all the soldiers do is imagine being back at home.

Symbolism: what about the boots in chapter 2?  These come to symbolize death--as it seems each who receives them dies then passes them on.

Indirect Characterization: remember this is any character description that is not direct (using just adjectives to describe a character).  It is done through descriptions of appearance, actions, reactions of others, dialogue and thoughts.  Considering the point of view is 1st person--you can obtain lots of indirect characterization from Paul Baumer and the way he thinks and reacts to other characters.

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