Kat is hit by shrapnel at the end of the story, leaving him with a smashed shin. He is sent out on patrol, where he encounters and fatally wounds Gerard Duval, a French soldier. On some table, a document is signed by some people that none of us knows, and for years our main aim in life is the one thing that usually draws the condemnation of the whole world and incurs its severest punishment in law.
He realizes that he should have never gone home to his dieing mother and the rest of his family. It was published in book form only in He is a power-hungry corporal with special contempt for Paul and his friends, taking sadistic pleasure in punishing the minor infractions of his trainees during their basic training in preparation for their deployment.
Remarque made a cameo appearance in the film in the role of the Professor. In this novel, camaraderie proves itself to be the strongest aspect in the whole. He is found by military police and court-martialed, and is never heard from again.
The apartment building "played a prominent role in his novel". The strongest voices against Remarque came from the emerging National Socialist Party and its ideological allies. Paul feels that he has no aims or goals left in life and that their generation will be different and misunderstood.
Main characters[ edit ] Cover of first English language edition. The plot alternates between battle scenes at the Western Front and places of peace.
They seem to be really hungry. The war was what he was now accustomed to and was the only thing that understood him. Explaining his retention of the original book-title, he says: When the Nazis came to power in — just four years after this was published — they set about burning the book, which tended to be their first response to any problem.
In OctoberPaul is finally killed on a remarkably peaceful day. So even though a man would be in the worst position, he would still take into consideration the others around him.
The opening scenes of the book also introduce the characters of Tjaden, Westhus, and Katczinski Kat. Remarque has the same elements as everyone else — because pretty much everyone in this war went through the same godawful mind-numbingly exhausting terror — but he describes it all with such conviction and such clarity that I was sucker-punched by the full horror of it all over again.
Kroner was specifically worried that the book would perpetuate German stereotypes abroad that had subsided since the First World War. Kropp is a clear thinker, while Muller is the academic of the group.All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues, lit.
'In the West Nothing New') is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.
Erich Maria Remarque (born Erich Paul Remark; 22 June – 25 September ) was a German novelist who created many works about the horrors of war. His best known novel All Quiet on the Western Front (), about German soldiers in the First World War, was made into an Oscar-winning film.
With the novel All Quiet On the Western Front, first published inRemarque attained world-wide recognition continuing today. Examples of his other novels also internationally published are: The Road Back (), Three Comrades (, 38), Arch of Triumph (), The Black Obelisk (), and Night in Lisbon ().4/5(K).
The book, banned by the Nazis as prejudicial to national prestige, was among those publicly burned in But Remarque’s novels live on, translated into more than 50 languages.
All Quiet on the Western Front remains key in the Vintage Classics list, selling up to 20, copies annually.
Start studying All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Erich Maria Remarque’s novel follows Paul Bremer, a young man in the German infantry on the Western Front.
The novel, told in first person, opens at a point where Paul has been at the front for a little more than a year, having joined in those first few months.Download