Indeed, the only person he remains connected to is his dying mother, with whom he shares a tender, yet restrained relationship. Though Kropp initially plans to commit suicide if he requires an amputation, the book suggests he postponed suicide because of the strength of military camaraderie.
This perspective is crucial to understanding the true effects of World War I. It is the death of Kat that eventually makes Paul careless about living. Returned to the dugout with his comrades, he confesses to the killing, then calms himself by concluding that "war is war. Main characters[ edit ] Cover of first English language edition.
Albert eventually has his leg amputated, while Paul is deemed fit for service and returned to the front. Paul carries him back to camp on his back, only to discover upon their arrival that a stray splinter had hit Kat in the back of the head and killed him on the way.
Kropp is wounded towards the end of the novel and undergoes a leg amputation. Paul later figures that the training taught by Himmelstoss made them "hard, suspicious, pitiless, and tough" but most importantly it taught them comradeship. He also represents a literary model highlighting the differences between the younger and older soldiers.
While evacuating the villagers enemy civiliansPaul and Albert are taken by surprise by artillery fired at the civilian convoy and wounded by a shell.
Only pitifully small pieces of land are gained, about the size of a football field, which are often lost again later. He offered the following clarification: Detering[ edit ] Detering is a farmer who constantly longs to return to his wife and farm.
In the final chapter, he comments that peace is coming soon, but he does not see the future as bright and shining with hope. The situation report from the frontline states a simple phrase: Kemmerich is shot in the leg early in the story; his injured leg has to be amputated, and he dies shortly after.
By now, the war is nearing its end and the German Army is retreating. In an example of tragic irony, Behm was the only one who did not want to enter the war.
Remarque comments in the preface that "[This book] will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war. Paul returns home for a seventeen-day leave.
He is found by military police and court-martialed, and is never heard from again. While evacuating a village, Paul and Kropp are shot and sent by train to St. Paul feels that he has no aims or goals left in life and that their generation will be different and misunderstood.
Himmelstoss succeeds in having Tjaden and Kropp punished for insubordination. The strongest voices against Remarque came from the emerging Nazi Party and its ideological allies. Throughout the book, Paul frequently remarks on how much of an eater he is, yet somehow manages to stay as "thin as a rake".
Inwhen the Nazis rose to power, All Quiet on the Western Front became one of the first degenerate books to be publicly burnt;  inscreenings of the Academy Award-winning film based on the book were met with Nazi-organized protests and mob attacks on both movie theatres and audience members.
Franz Kemmerich[ edit ] A young boy of only 19 years. As he was dying "quite conscious and in terrible pain", he gave his boots which he inherited from Kemmerich to Paul. His death causes Paul to ask himself, "What use is it to him now that he was such a good mathematician in school?
Even rations, which are adulterated with unwholesome additives, are in short supply. It was released in book form the following year to smashing success, selling one and a half million copies that same year. The men ignore and abuse him. Remarque often refers to the living soldiers as old and dead, emotionally drained and shaken.
Kat, the shrewd, self-reliant scrounger, manages to supply his friends with beans and beef. His men have a great respect for him, and Bertinck has great respect for his men.
Explaining his retention of the original book-title, he says: He thinks to himself, "Ah! However, he is killed before he can be rescued. Paul comments that saying farewell was "very hard, but it is something a soldier learns to deal with.
They had been forced into the army.Aug 24, · All Quiet on the Western Front is the first great non-silent anti-war movie and arguably the most powerful one to date.
Based on the critically acclaimed homonymous novel by Erich Maria Remarque, it portraits the transformations a young German soldier suffers during the World War I: the innocence before the war and the /10(K).
"All Quiet on the Western Front" was filmed in and was one of the first "talkies". Technically, it very much feels like a movie in that transition time between silent films and talking films.
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Catalog All quiet on the western a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW.
More Details. All quiet on the western front. New York: Buccaneer Books. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation. Book Summary Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List The record of several schoolmates who represent a generation destroyed by the dehumanization of World War I's trench warfare, All Quiet on the Western Front tells of their enlistment in the army at the urging of their teacher, Kantorek, whose wisdom they trusted.Download