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All Quiet on the Western Front “the Best Thing That the War Produced – Comradeship in Arms.”

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All quiet on the western front
“the best thing that the war produced – comradeship in arms.”
(p 19).
All quiet on the western front is a fantastic yet tradgic book that focuses on the lives of a young german man who joins the war with his school friends   in world war 1 ,the narrator, paul underlines how terribal the war was and that “the best thing that the war produced – comradeship in arms.” (p 19). The fact that this is quite possibaly true and that such a vast amount of peple infact generations were executed in such a horrific way for such a pointless cause is beyond abominable.
From   the beginning to   the end, friendship and ‘ Comradeship in arms ’ plays an essential role in the book   ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, by enrich remarque. It is the single driving force for the soldiers who know of little but   blood,   demolition , gory. The soldiers’ friendships give them a will to fight, and a hope in a surely desperate situation. Throughout the novel Paul, (the main charectur) experiences different kinds of comradeship , the comradeship of his regiment, and even the comradeship of his enemy the british . paul deals with each type of comradeship differently and is changed personally by each experience. , he has a unique,   bond between Kat, a forty-year-old veteran. He   had many friends in his regiment, but his best friends apart from Kat were Tjaden, and Kropp. These three men were there for Paul during the virtuous and wretched times. Kat, the most experienced, was the father figure to all the men. He proved to be amazing in many ways. In one scene nere the beginning they are in a town, they are tired and enter an old building to sleep, but they complain that they are hungry. Kat asked someone in the regiment, from the town, if they knew where there was any food. The man replied "No". So Kat went looking, when he returned, "He had two loaves of bread under his arm and a blood stained bag full of horse flesh in his hand."(Pg.39). Kat could find anything...

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