All Quiet on the Western Front Assignment Ending Rewrite



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All Quiet on the Western Front Assignment

Ending Rewrite

From the end of the novel:


He fell in October 1918 on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front.

He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come.
Project Requirements

1. Rewrite the ending of the movie, following the return of Paul to the front. Your ending should include at least three more scenes and provide a conclusion to the movie. It should be creative, yet serious. You can change the fact that Paul or any other remaining solider dies, but you can add information as to how. Student will also need to explain their rationale for the new ending. Choose a new title for the novel, and weave it into the ending as Remarque did. You may do this in one of two ways:

• Choose a title and work it into the ending.

• Write the ending and then extract a title from what you have written.



Ending Rewrite Outline

1St paragraph- What happened at the end of movie? Why do you think it ends this way? Did you like the ending? Why or why not?

2nd Paragraph- Will new ending effect meaning or idea of story or movie? Why or why not? Why would audiences enjoy your ending better?

3 Scenes- Each scene needs to describe place, surroundings, and characters in scene. Dialogue is not absolutely required but a key line or phrase would help. Explain how the scene will unfold between characters and surroundings.



2. Design a film poster/DVD cover for the movie that includes symbols that fit your new title. Students may draw, use drawing apps or other apps (strip design) to create your new image. Remember it should relate to the story’s theme or scenes.

Submit in hardcopy or to butch.miller@gocruisers.org with subject line Period #, last name, visual (3,miller,All Quiet)


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