All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque Essay

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The book ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque described the horrors of World War I from the point of view of a young German man by the name of Paul Baumer. Though this character Erich Maria Remarque was able to portray real events that took place in World War I while bring the horrible terror that many young solders faced at that time in their lives. Three of the terrible factors he described in his book that took place in the real World War I were the terrible medical conditions for the solders in the field, the trench war fair, and the use of gasses.
Medical Conditions
Portrayed in the book
In the book while visiting a friend, Kemmerich’s, who was dying Paul was able to describe some of the grossest medical conditions that was forced upon the solders at the time of world War I. The over worked medical staff appeared to Paul as uncaring towage their patents. The medical staff were so busy that they could not truly do anything to help the wounded soldiers. At one point when Paul called for one of the doctors to assist his friend, but was given the impression that they were just waiting for him to die so they could get the next wounded man into his bed. It was briefly mentioned that soldiers were lying around on the ground and outside the field hospital to be seen by doctors or to be transported by train to be away from the battle field to the be further treated. It was also at that time mentioned that medication was in short supply and was…

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