All Quiet on the Western Front Book Summary and Study Guide

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Betrayed by elders in their ignorance of war, and forced to grow up in the midsts of a brutal and horrific war, Paul Baumer - the main character - enlists in World War 1. Slowly the war de-programs his analytical mind to be a mere killing machine and dehumanizes him to the point of him being a part of the lost generation that this war created. He witnesses hundreds of gory scenes and deaths of friends and comes to the realization of the futility of war.
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Plot & Themes

Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   conduct in war War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, WW I

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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