ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - Phuoc Trinh Period 4 Dadabhoy Realization of War Throughout the novel the character of Paul is greatly affected by the

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Phuoc Trinh Period 4 Dadabhoy 5/15/14 Realization of War Throughout the novel the character of Paul is greatly affected by the two minor characters of Himmelstoss and Kemmerich. Paul, who is twenty, has experience many horrors but also meets people that helps him through it. Through the intense training by Himmelstoss, and facing the death of his friend Kemmerich, it affects paul’s view of survival, the condition of war, and the distrust in authority. Because of Kemmerich and Himmelstoss, Paul is able to see the survival of war for what it really is. In the beginning when Paul and his comrades comes to see Kemmerich, they realized that, “While he was unconscious someone had stolen his watch.” (1.13) This illustrates the survival of the war, how desperate people are during this time. As seen in wars, during wartime the economy of the country worsens as people become more desperate for money or food they would even go as far to resort to stealing as a way of survival. When Kemmerich is
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  • Fall '14
  • Ms. Falconer
  • Biology, pH, The Authority, Himmelstoss Paul

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