Kat and Baumer shared a bond so special that in the novel there was a scene

Kat and baumer shared a bond so special that in the

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there is life outside of war. Kat and Baumer shared a bond so special that in the novel there was a scene where Kat was injured and that meant they had to be separated, so Baumer anticipated shooting himself in his own foot just to stay with Kat in the aid station. In doing so, Kat Baumer and most of the other young men felt like they had some sort of guidance to help them get through the war. I also think the scene when Kat and Baumer used the cemetery for cover during battle, really brought Kat and Baumer close. Baumer was physically and mentally
drained with the battle and Kat sat next to him and basically consoled Baumer like a father would to try to help take away his pain. Kat did things for the young men to help them to gain their independence from the military and survive on their own, these are some of the things that why Kat was recognize as being the leader of the group. He also found the basic essentials for the young men like food, water, and clothing. Kat was pretty much Baumers mentor. He taught him how to live with war. Unfortunately all of this was cut short when Paul lost Kat, which just happens to be his last living friend in the war. During one of their summer battles Kat was struck in the back of his head by a shrapnel splinter. Paul carried Kat all the way to the nearest hospital in hopes of his survival, but moments after their arrival Kat dies. Paul is really devastated by this because Kat was his last living friend and he loved him dearly and because of that he felt like life wasn’t worth living. War changed Paul tremendously; he wasn’t the youthful positive young man he was before he entered the war. Paul was exposed to too many things that he hadn’t seen prior to enlisting. This changed his views on life, war, and definitely changed his young boy mentality to a manly man. He was exposed to so much violence at such a young age that it ends up tearing him apart mentally. War affected him so much that started not to value anything and all the

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