During the summer of 1918, he commits an error in judgment and is wounded while trying to rescue a messenger dog under fire. Why have I always to be strong and self-controlled? While fighting at the front, Bäumer and his comrades have to engage in frequent battles and endure the treacherous and filthy conditions of trench warfare. Whe … n families saw the telegraph courier truck come they literally stood still in fear some may have kept busy doing chores in hopes it wasn't their home he was coming too. He fell in October 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to a single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front. It is the death of Kat that eventually makes Paul careless about living. Failing rapidly, Franz is taken to the Dead Room and never returns. Al quiet on the western front stresses the war that they just lost from an human perspective and showed the suffering and horror that war inflicts on both sides.
As in the case of most of the characters in the novel, he is another example of someone without a future who simply exists in a meaningless world. Published in English , 1929 Pages 200 All Quiet on the Western Front : Im Westen nichts Neues, 'In the West Nothing New' is a novel by , a German veteran of. In this way, Remarque exhibits the frightening and awesome power of the trenches, which transform even a mad disciplinarian into a terrorized soldier desperate for human companionship. He is also fond of horses and is angered when he sees them used in combat. Though Kropp initially plans to commit if he requires an amputation, the book suggests he postponed suicide because of the strength of military camaraderie. Kemmerich's Mother A hometown friend of the Bäumer family, Franz's mother humiliates her son by following him to the station and imploring Paul to watch over her son.
Unfortunately, his method of teaching is to bully and ridicule these young men; he even forces Tjaden, who has a bed-wetting issue, to share bunk beds with another bed-wetter so that they soak one another at night. At this stage of the novel, Himmelstoss represents the meanest, pettiest, most loathsome aspects of humanity that war draws out. Paul's Father Sharing a strained relationship with his son, Paul's father accompanies his son to the local tavern and later visits him at the camp on the moors before Paul returns to the front. After this stop they were sent to a hospital to be treated for their wounds. After the war, Remarque worked as a sports reporter, race car driver, and teacher before publishing All Quiet on the Western Front, which garnered him international fame. Tjaden Tjaden is a hot-headed friend of Paul's.
It was the first all-talking non-musical film to win the Best Picture Oscar. The night before he is to return from leave, he stays up with her, exchanging small expressions of love and concern for each other. Before the war Tjaden was a locksmith. Corporal Himmelstoss - A noncommissioned training officer. After he experiences the horrors of trench warfare, however, he tries to make amends with them.
His death was described as this,. Death was hardly a rare occurrence; approximately nine million men were killed not including those from Russia, which is estimated to have lost six million soldiers , and Germany accounted for nearly two million of these casualties. Furthermore, he is critical of the way people back in his hometown, such as his school teachers and other adults, express patriotic fervor regarding the war without understanding the realities of war and its effects on those who fight in it. That Kantorek is eventually drafted and makes a terrible soldier reflects the uselessness of the ideals that he touts. Paul frequently considers the past and the future from the perspective of his entire generation, noting that, when the war ends, he and his friends will not know what to do, as they have learned to be adults only while fighting the war.
Fredrich Müller Müller is a smart young man who dreams of getting back to his life as a physics student after the war; Paul says that Müller actually recites physics equations in the middle of bombings. He also loves animals and is upset that horses are used in a human war. Albert Kropp kruhp The best student in Paul's class, he joins Paul in rebelling against Himmelstoss' bullying. Albert is promoted to lance corporal, then threatens suicide after his leg is amputated at thigh level. As he becomes the new staff cook, to prove his friendship he secures two pounds of sugar for Bäumer and half a pound of butter for Tjaden. He sends these silk parachutes to his girlfriend to make dresses, shirts and other pieces of clothing with.
Though half his age, Paul seems to be closest with Kat of all the soldiers. Remarque makes a point in the opening statement that the novel does not advocate any political position, but is merely an attempt to describe the experiences of the soldier. On the way back from the front line he saw a cherry tree with white blossoms. From the outbreak of the conflict, when he and his classmates are caught up in the patriotic fervour displayed by the populations of both sides, the story follows their journey through training to the front lines and th … eir realisation through experience that war is dirty, bloody, boring, terrifying, mindlessly brutal, pointless and fought between human beings no different than themselves, some of whom are boring, all are terrified, some brutal and very many killed or maimed at totally random times and by totally random means. The boys are merely pawns in someone elses game, used to fight a political battle they had no part in creating.
His account of the war is a bitter invective against sentimental, romantic ideals of warfare. Lewandowski Lewandowski: The oldest soldier in the Catholic Hospital, the other patients help Lewandowski arrange a conjugal visit with his wife. In Poland, however, the film was banned because it was seen as pro-German. This fragment cut open an artery and in a few minutes Leer falls over dead. In despair, Paul watches as his friends fall one by one.
By means of war the human intelligence was brightened, and the affections. The war destroys Paul long before it kills him. Stanislaus Katczinsky Kat, as he is known, is the wise, 40-year-old unofficial leader of Paul's company. Being more mature for his age he wore a full beard going into the war. While he would preach about how joining the war was an honorable thing to do, he himself would never enlist.