All Quiet On The Western Front Summary

Paul Baumer, a man who enlists with the German army with his fellow classmates in the time of World War I, and is the narrator of this story. The name of this story is called All Quiet On The Western Front and the authors name is Erich Maria Remarque. The German recruits all think that they could acquire metals and honor quickly; on the other hand though they figure out that it is not the case at all. The team has a terrible experience all together being a part of the war. The first enduring experience for the troop was dealing with Corporal Hemmelstoss. This man was the cruelest drill Sargent in their regiment that enforced large amounts of punishments for the smallest misdeeds done. The next grueling experience for the troops was when they had to fight in the trenches. The trenches did not suppress the loud bangs from bombs, or provide a safe escape route if needed, for these trenches are only somewhat helpful. Even though their moral does not drop, Paul and his regiment are in misery and disarray when they lose fellow …show more content…
The main character in the story, Paul Baumer, had to witness all of his friends and comrades die in battle. This sadness is seen by the way she describes the way the characters talk to each other right before their deaths. Not only does Baumer care for his comrades, but he also shows empathy for enemy soldiers as well. Baumer has stabbed an enemy solider and saw him die over a long period of time. Instead of boasting about his kill in battle, he thinks about what the enemy’s wife will feel. “No doubt his wife still thinks of him; she does not know what happened. He looks as if he would have often written to her;-she will still be getting mail from him- tomorrow, in a week’s time-perhaps even a stray letter a month hence” (222). This shows that Baumer has a true sense of sadness as he thinks about the enemy soldier’s

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