All quiet of the western front

The strongest voices against Remarque came from the emerging Nazi Party and its ideological allies. The town has not changed since he went off to war; however, he finds that he does "not belong here anymore, it is a foreign world. Throughout the book, Paul frequently remarks on how much of an eater he is, yet somehow manages to stay as "thin as a rake".

Main characters[ edit ] Cover of first English language edition.

All Quiet on the Western Front

On the train back home, Albert takes a turn for the worse and cannot complete the journey, instead being sent off the train to recuperate in a Catholic hospital. Paul later figures that the training taught by Himmelstoss made them "hard, suspicious, pitiless, and tough" but most importantly it taught them comradeship.

With All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque emerged as an eloquent spokesman for a generation that had been, in his own words, "destroyed by war, even though it might have escaped its shells.

Explaining his retention of the original book-title, he says: The night before he is to return from leave, he stays up with her, exchanging small expressions of love and concern for each other.

This is an international version with intertitles and synchronized music and effects track. Stanislaus "Kat" Katczinsky[ edit ] Kat has the most positive influence on Paul and his comrades on the battlefield.

The same explosion also fatally wounds Leer. Without diluting or denying any InRemarque lost his German citizenship, eventually moving to Switzerland. In addition, the massive loss of life and negligible gains from the fighting are constantly emphasized.

They are then sent on what Paul calls a "good job. He is very popular with women; when he and his comrades meet three French women, he is the first to seduce one of them.

A minute version was submitted to the British censors, which was cut to minutes [9] before the film premiered in London June 14, Franz Kemmerich[ edit ] A young boy of only 19 years. Carrying his old school books with him to the battlefield, he constantly reminds himself of the importance of learning and education.

Bertinck is genuinely despondent when he learns that few of his men had survived an engagement. 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.

His death causes Paul to ask himself, "What use is it to him now that he was such a good mathematician in school?His first novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, was published in Germany in A brilliant success, selling more than a million copies, it was the first of many literary triumphs.

A brilliant success, selling more than a million copies, it was the first of many literary triumphs/5(). Yeah, we don't have enough fingers and toes to count all thereasons you should care about All Quiet on the Western fact, it would probably be easier to tell you why this novel is irrelevant: it's not, for example, an example of the perfect rom-com.

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All quiet of the western front
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