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All Quiet on the Western Front | Characters

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Bäumer Paul Bäumer, a young German soldier, is the novel's narrator and protagonist. Read More
Katczinsky Stanislaus "Kat" Katczinsky is Paul's fellow soldier and closest friend. Read More
Kropp Albert Kropp is Paul's former classmate and fellow soldier. Read More
Müller Frerich Müller is Paul's former classmate and fellow soldier. Read More
Tjaden Tjaden is a locksmith and fellow soldier. Read More
Himmelstoss Corporal Himmelstoss is the soldiers' training officer. Read More
Kantorek Kantorek is the former schoolteacher of Paul and his young comrades. Read More
Bäumer's father Bäumer's father alienates him by asking too many ignorant questions about the war.
Bäumer's mother Sick with cancer, Bäumer's mother expresses concern for his welfare and sends him comforting food and clothing that she can barely afford.
Bäumer's sister Bäumer's eldest sister is the first person he sees when he returns home on leave and the only one who sees him cry.
Behm Joseph Behm is the first of Paul Bäumer's classmates to die in war.
Berger Berger is a soldier who loses his sanity and is killed when he tries to help a dog during a battle.
Detering Paul Bäumer's fellow soldier, Detering is a farmer with a family. He eventually goes insane and tries to desert from the army.
Duval Gerard Duval is a French soldier whom Paul Bäumer kills during battle.
Kemmerich Franz Kemmerich is Paul Bäumer's former classmate and fellow soldier who dies and gives his boots to Müller.
Leer Peter Leer is Paul Bäumer's fellow soldier and former classmate.
Mittelstaedt Mittelstaedt is Paul Bäumer's former classmate and fellow soldier who gets revenge on Kantorek when Kantorek is drafted into the war.
Westhus Haie Westhus is Paul Bäumer's fellow soldier who plans to stay on in the army after the war ends.
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