M\u00fcller is about 18 and a half years of age one of B\u00e4umers classmates when he

Müller is about 18 and a half years of age one of

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Müller is about 18 and a half years of age, one of Bäumer's classmates, when he also joinsthe German army as a volunteer to go to the war. Carrying his old school books with him to thebattlefield, he constantly reminds himself of the importance of learning and education. Evenwhile under enemy fire, he "mutters propositions in physics". He became interested inKemmerich's boots and inherits them when Kemmerich dies early in the novel. He is killed laterin the book after being shot point-blank in the stomach with a "light pistol" (flare gun). As hewas dying "quite conscious and in terrible pain", he gave his boots which he inherited fromKemmerich to Paul.Chat Conversation EndOne of Bäumer's non-schoolmate friends. Before the war Tjaden was a locksmith. A bigeater with a grudge against the former postman-turned corporal Himmelstoß (thanks to his strict'disciplinary actions'), he manages to forgive Himmelstoß later in the book. Throughout the book,Paul frequently remarks on how much of an eater he is, yet somehow manages to stay as "thin asa rake." Tjaden appears in the sequelKat has the most positive influence on Paul and his comrades on the battlefield.Katczinsky was a cobbler in civilian life; he is older than Paul Bäumer and his comrades, about40 years old, and serves as their leadership figure. He also represents a literary modelhighlighting the differences between the younger and older soldiers. While the older men havealready had a life of professional and personal experience before the war, Bäumer and the men ofhis age have had little life experience or time for personal growth. Kat is also well known for hisability to scavenge nearly any item needed, especially food. At one point he secures four boxesof lobster. Bäumer describes Kat as possessing a [[Extrasensory perception sixth sense]]. Onenight, Bäumer along with a group of other soldiers are holed up in a factory with neither rationsnor comfortable bedding. Katczinsky leaves for a short while, returning with straw to put overthe bare wires of the beds. Later, to feed the hungry men, Kat brings bread, a bag of horse flesh,a lump of fat, a pinch of salt and a pan in which to cook the food. Kat is hit by shrapnel at theend of the story, leaving him with a smashed shin. 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 andkilled him on the way. He is thus the last of Paul's close friends to die in battle. It is Kat's death
that eventually makes Bäumer careless whether he survives the war or not, but that he can facethe rest of his life without fear. "Let the months and the years come, they can take nothing fromme, they can take nothing more. I am so alone, and so without hope that I can confront themwithout fear."By summarizing all that;The book tells the story of Paul Bäumer, a German soldier who—urged on by his schoolteacher—joins the German army shortly after the start of World War I. His class was "scatteredover the platoons amongst Frisian fishermen, peasants, and laborers." Bäumer arrives at the

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