Literary Techniques

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As in All Quiet on the Western Front and The Road Back, Remarque uses a simple, direct story line, but in developing the plot...

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Social Concerns

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Arch of Triumph is a continuation of the theme that Remarque used in All Quiet on the Western Front (1929), The Road...

(The entire section is 204 words.)


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Literary Precedents

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The doomed love affair and the brink of war in Arch of Triumph recall Robert Jordan's and Maria's affair in For Whom the Bell...

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Related Titles

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In a succinct passage from All Quiet on the Western Front, Baumer, the protagonist, underscores the novel's social implications:...

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In 1948, Universal Motion Pictures produced a black-and-white version of Arch of Triumph which starred such famous actors and...

(The entire section is 57 words.)