What was the most interesting idea or insight that was discussed in your group meeting today? Describe the discussion in as much detail as you can, noting the ideas various members came up with as well as any follow-up questions that were asked. (This reflection needs to be a paragraph in length.)
Discussion #1:

The most interesting idea that was discussed in our group meeting today was the idea about the theme. I had mentioned that the theme is that "affect of the war is more mentally than physically." All of my groups had disagreed, but I still think that it is more mentally. If the people are seeing the things they had never seen before, they are going to be surprised and get scared. Therefore, the idea about mental damage in war is the theme in the novel. The group members had said that it is more physically, but once you are dead, then you do not have any pain. On the other hand, if the memory of the war lasts for the entire life, then it is going to be very severe influence. For these reasons, I think that when we finish the novel the group members are going to agree with me because they are going to be reading a lot of violent part of the book. Maybe, we might get mentally affected, too. Also, we had idea about the Iron youth, weather they are really as strong as iron or not. We had all agreed that it was a propaganda to the students. Moreover, there was a lot of ideas to talk about in the novel because there are propaganda and people using violence.


What was the most interesting idea or insight that was discussed in your group meeting today? Describe the discussion in as much detail as you can, noting the ideas various members came up with as well as any follow-up questions that were asked. (This reflection needs to be a paragraph in length.)
Discussion #2:

The most interesting idea that we came up with was about the soldiers companionship. We had found that soldiers are so well together and there bond is really difficult to break. There companionship was so strong that it is stronger than couples. Our group were mentioning about the situation when Kat and Paul had shot the goose and eat it. They were talking about how they are all together. Also, Paul and Kat were trying to share the goose with the other soldiers, which showed that they were caring about each other. Now everyone in the group had agreed that the theme of the book was the companionship between the soldiers. After this idea, someone had asked a question that how soldiers are so well brought together. Then one of the group member had mentioned that if people see that they have to depend to each other, they tend to get together. Therefore, the soldiers are able to be together with strong bond that nobody can break. Overall, we really had good discussion and it had improved from last time.


What was the most interesting idea or insight that was discussed in your group meeting today? Describe the discussion in as much detail as you can, noting the ideas various members came up with as well as any follow-up questions that were asked. (This reflection needs to be a paragraph in length.)
Discussion #3:

The most interesting question that we had was that are the soldiers going to die? We had assumed that the soldiers are going to die and they are going to have a painful and peaceful death. It is because they are main characters. Also, we had thought about why the title is All Quiet on the Western Front. Our group had thought about it and had the idea that when people are dead, there are going to be silence, which will be in the western front. Therefore, the title meant that ones everyone is dead there will be no noise. This showed the horror of the war. Another thing that we had found very important in the book was the companionship between the soldiers were really strong. The soldiers were doing what was best for their man, which was really important to see in the novel. For example, we had read the book and found the part where the soldiers were trying to share what they have. Therefore, we had talked a lot about the novel. Also, there were a lot of interesting ideas that we had to talk about. It was a very good discussion with the group members.


What was the most interesting idea or insight that was discussed in your group meeting today? Describe the discussion in as much detail as you can, noting the ideas various members came up with as well as any follow-up questions that were asked. (This reflection needs to be a paragraph in length.)
Discussion #4:

The most interesting idea that we talked about was the idea about mental and physical affect of the war. Since we had finished the book, I had thought that the affect that had gave to the soldiers. I had said that the soldiers who are dead in the war die very peacefully, but people who survived the war suffers from the mental damage that they had got from the war. Then we had discussed about Paul who was the only survivor from the companions. He was really mentally suffering because he had survived the war physically, but mentally he was basically dead. Later, someone had asked a question, "Why might the soldiers suffer mentally?" We had came up with a conclusion that when they lose their normal human instincts, they will suffer to live in a normal society they used to live. Therefore, this idea was very interesting to talk about within our group.



The idea of nationalism starts and affects the youth (Hoon Ho Chung)
TheCorner. World War I - nationalism. 5/16/2009. http://www.thecorner.org/hist/wwi/national.htm

-This source is reliable because it is a ".org" site, which means the site is not for the purpose of making money. Also the sponsor is not only a person, but it is a organization, which is called "The Corner," it shows me that I can rely on this source. Most importantly, the date when the information was updated was 2000~2007, which is quite recent, so I have a good reason to trust this website.


The novel All Quiet on the Western Front takes place during World War one in Europe. One of the causes of this war was nationalism. First of all, nationalism is an idea of being royal to one's nation. For example, German nationalism had brought many people together and people were doing everything for their country. Therefore, there were soldiers who were fighting in this war because of their strong belief in nationalism. Also, when nationalism gets really strong, the country gets strong because the people are going to be dying for their country. Eventually, this idea usually leads to war because every nation wants to make their country the strongest, which creates a lot of conflicts. Then they go to war to see who is stronger. For an illustration, Germany wanted to make their nation stronger and they had conquered a lot of land and gained a lot of power. Therefore, nationalism is a good thing for one country, but it is a dangerous thing to the whole world.

Notes
  • weapons
-Machine guns and mustard gas
-planes and tanks
-zeppelins, huge bomb carrier
-Tanks first released in world war.
-attach machine guns in the plane
-dogfights were when two planes
-There were submarines, which was torpedoes

  • trenches
-The trenches were used to block shells and bullets
-People in the trenches had to dig
-Everything was done in trenches
-During the war they will be ducking their head
-Bad conditions
-Rats and lice were in the trenches


Reading like a writer activity(6 trait Analysis)

Sentence fluency
-The sentence fluency is really great in this first paragraph. It is not very difficult for me to read, which means it is very well done. To be more specific, I wondered why the first sentence is so simple? The first sentence was "We are at rest miles behind the front" (Remarque 1) Then I guessed that it is very concise to straight to point with the setting. Also, the author had wrote in variety length of the sentences, which was showed very interesting sentence fluency. The author wrote "We are satisfied and at peace" (Remarque 1) then he wrote "Each man has another mess-tin full for the evening; and, what is more, there is a double ration of sausage and bread" (Remarque 1). One thing that I could not found was the dialogues. The one thing that was well done was the part where the author had connected the sentences really well with diverse conjunctions. Therefore, the fluency of the sentence was fantastic!