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All Quiet on the Western Front Essay Plato once said, “only the dead see the end of the war.” This quote expresses the outcome of World War I. There were many dead and wounded soldiers and a lot of families lost their loved ones. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front , a character named Paul Baumer was influenced greatly by the wars gruesome effects. Ironically, like many other World War I soldiers, Paul died right before the war ended. He was the last one to die out of his close group of friends. During the course of the war, Paul witnessed and experienced many disturbing scenes and incidences. These had a huge impact on his thought and intellect. Paul changes mentally, in the sense that he puts himself before others; emotionally, because war begins to make him scare death; and philosophically, because of his outlook on the prisoner and the enemy. Paul changes mentally throughout the novel as his priority for himself gets higher. He becomes more and more involved with caring for himself and not so much others. At the beginning of the novel Paul seizes the opportunity to get a pair of his friend’s boots. Though Paul truly does care about the welfare of Kemmerich, he puts himself and his necessities first. “We have lost all sense of other considerations, because they are artificial. Only the facts are real and important for us. And good boots are scarce” (21). Paul realizes that he can’t always look out for his fellow soldiers and needs to look out
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