MUSIC CONNECTIONS BETWEEN WAR PROPAGANDA AND AQWF These songs have a very happy tone, which is probably to reassure possible enlisters that their country will indeed win the war, and the PROPAGANDA POSTERS men will be back with their loved ones in no time. This, of course, directly contradicts the These posters show that each country is nearly guaranteed to message of All Quiet on win the war, and is trying to show all the positive aspects of war. the Western Front, since Countries, of course, need people to ﬁght for them, but they that book conveys how donʼt want to scare potential enlisters away with the negative the war was very aspects of war, so they need to convince these people that they depressing, and that are close to winning the war. There is not a lot of difference there was actually very between both countries, although it does seem that Britain little hope among the comes up with more speciﬁc examples of how Germany is evil, soldiers. while Germany uses more general words against Britain. OVERALL ANALYSIS: Initial thoughts on posters: The music and propaganda posters seem to put the war in a more positive light, brushing over the Posters deﬁnitely trying to fact that the soldiers are actually risking their lives reassure the people in the war, and that the war is merely there to grant many are probably deceptive the soldiers glory. However, the poems seem to fooling people into enlisting Sites for these posters: relate more with the novel in the way that the war people keep donating to military is very depressing, and that the presence of death http://www.ﬁrstworldwar.com/ in a soldierʼs life can be very overwhelming. posters/uk.htm POETRY http://www.ﬁrstworldwar.com/ posters/germany.htm“HOW TO DIE” Comparisons between poems and AQWF: Both the poems and the book All Quiet on the Western Front show the constant presence of death in the soldierʼs lives. However, unlike the book, the poem How to Die, actually shows the perspective of a dying soldier. Even though we see people die in the book, the “ANTHEM FOR A DOOMED YOUTH” book never gave a real perspective of what one goes through before he/she dies.
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