All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Submitted By: cnelson
  • Date Submitted: 05/24/2008 2:30 PM
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The book, All Quiet On The Western Front, is a war novel written about World War I. It Is written from the side of the Germans. The book is really interesting at times and real easy to read and understand. In the following paper you are going to read a lot that I have to say. You might find it interesting and/or you might not even finish. Either way this is how it goes.

The book is based on the experience that one man had while fighting a war against the British. First of all, the guys name is Paul Baumer. He is Only about 18 years old. Him and a bunch of his friends all go to school together. Well, one day their teacher persuades every guy in the class to enlist in the military and go fight in the war. The teacher thought this was a great idea. So, they all enlist in the war, even the guys who didn't want to. They end up going through training with a real jerk drill sergant. He is very mean to them. Eventually they get him back. After training they are sent to fight. The first one of them to die is a guy named Behm. He was totally against the war and did not want to go in the first place. He was shot in the eye, and left for dead. Another one of his buddies dies too. His name is Kemmerich. He has to have his leg amputated. One of Pauls buddies, Muller, wants and needs Kemmerich's boots. He gets them. Eventually a lot of other people die. It is a real sad and tragic story.

The story is written from the point of view of Paul. This is really good because you can actually think and feel what Paul is feeling. He tells the story really good and sometimes in gruesome detail. For example, a part that sticks out in my mind is when Paul is running toward the enemies trench, the guy who is runnig beside him gets his head blown off by a shell. It says that his head was blown off yet his body kept running for a few more yards while the blood gushed from his neck. Now that is pretty nasty in my opinion. That right there makes me not...

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