Comradeship Quotes

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“If he were not here with us he would have shot himself long ago” (Remarque 268). Throughout the novel many themes are shown in many ways. Comradeship is shown in the novel when the characters stay together, survive dangers, and make the best of bad situations. An event that shows comradeship by the characters staying together is when Paul and his comrades volunteered to guard a village. When they arrive at the village they relax in a reinforced concrete cellar. “We are just the right people for that; -Kat, Albert, Muller, Tjaden, Detering, our whole gang is there” (Remarque 231). The quote tells us that Paul believes they are the right people for the job only so that they stick together. The significance of this quote is that …show more content…
In the scene the characters just helped evacuate civilians then the French began firing motor shot so they ran to safety. "I seize him by the arm and shake him. Up, Albert, if once you lie down you’ll never get any farther. Quick, I’ll hold you up” (Remarque 241). Comradeship is shown when it tells us that Paul will carry Albert to safety if he must. The significance of this is that Paul will not let Albert die if he can do something. The quote expresses the theme of comradeship because it shows that no man will be left behind. The other scene that shows comradeship by surviving dangers is when Paul and everyone around him is being gassed. “I seize the mask, pull it over his head, he understands” (Remarque 68). In this quote Paul is putting a gas mask on a recruit to save his life even though he doesn’t know him. The significance of the quote is that Paul is a good friend to even strangers. This shows comradeship because he cares about others including strangers. The author demonstrated comradeship by them surviving dangers to show how bad situations make friendships …show more content…
In the scene Paul and Kat kill a goose to cook it then eat it together. “Cooking a goose in the middle of the night. We don’t talk much but I believe we have a more complete communion with one another that even lovers have” (Remarque 94). Comradeship is shown because the author is telling us that Paul and Kat are having a good time since they are talking and eating instead of being in a trench. The significance of the quote is that it tells us that they are having a better communion than lovers. It shows comradeship because they are sharing more thoughts than even lovers which shows a trust for one another. Another scene is when they arrive at an abandoned village and they look around and notice a kitchen then cook.” In the kitchen is an immense fireplace with two ranges, pots, pans, and kettles- everything, even to a stack of small chopped wood in a outhouse- a regular cooks paradise” (Remarque 233). This demonstrates the theme of comradeship by them making the best of guarding the village by instead preparing to cook. The significance of the quote is that they are focused on cooking together instead of guarding the village. This shows the theme of comradeship because they then cook together and even generously invite two people who sing and play a violin. The author chose to demonstrate the theme by the characters making the best of bad situations

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