All Quiet On The Western Front Essay

1101 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
War changes you. The soldiers who fight in the war witness what it is like being face to face with the true meaning of horror. The once fearless men go through many different adjustments throughout the war. Imagine being upfront during the battlefield and perceiving all the brutal, and horrendous conditions with other soldiers that probably grew an affection towards each other and built comradeship and now, they have to see each other suffer before death or get brutally killed. That is not something one can easily forget about. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, the protagonist, Paul Bäumer, and his comrades battle together through the horrors of war during combat and out of combat. The brutality of war affects the soldiers who serve by watching their comrades die, experiencing brutal warfare, and by killing enemy targets. First, the brutality of the war affected the men who serve by having to witness their comrades die in the midst of the war. They try their best to help those in need but sometimes, they just have to suffer and sympathize behind enemy lines because there is not much they can do during a battle. Although, there are people who are willing to risk their lives for their comrades’. “... while bringing food, Kat falls. We two are alone. I bind up his wound; his shin seems to be smashed” (pg 287). Paul and Kat are in the middle of a battle and a bullet hits Kat’s shin and Paul tries to cover up the bullet wound. “Kat…

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