They return home and, en route, they are again bombed heavily. This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession. Baumer reaches adulthood during three years service as a soldier in the Second Company of the German army in the First World War.
The men "luck out" in getting a supply job. From this, the reader can see that Baumer has also suffered this unbridled terror and loss of bodily control.
But a man gets used to that sort of thing in the army. Later, recovering in the Catholic hospital, he comments: A French soldier jumps into his foxhole and Paul stabs him. Bullets pin him into the crater from around him and he eventually calms himself down by talking to himself.
He feels again that this enemy soldier is no enemy at all but rather a victim of war just like himself.
Paul and several of his friends from school joined the army voluntarily after listening to the stirring patriotic speeches of their teacher, Kantorek. Paul thinks about his home, the books he was reading, the artwork.
He is relieved to be there. The men are given a short reprieve at a field depot. And as if he was relieved to die. He feels detached from his hometown and wants to be back with the members of Troop 9, where he belongs: Kat is shot in the shin; Paul carries him hurriedly for miles, only to discover that, when he reaches the triage area, Kat has been hit in the head along the way.
Contrasts of innocence and war brutality are poignant here. Surviving the agony of war, Paul observes, forces one to learn to disconnect oneself from emotions like grief, sympathy, and fear.
Once we had such desires — but they return not. They are deep in the front. Along the way, he is cut off from friends who are savagely destroyed.
Paul describes the Front as an odd whirlpool of shells. He returns home on furlough and tries to rekindle his enthusiasm for books; however, the effort is futile. He feels awkward and oppressed in his hometown, unable to discuss his traumatic experiences with anyone. And Kat is a leader, helping Paul learn how to cope with the war.The novel is written in a first-person view through the eyes of a German named Paul Baumer.
Paul Baumer is a sensitive twenty-year-old who has written poems and a play (entitled Saul).
Baumer reaches adulthood during three years service as a soldier in the Second Company of the German army in the First World War. Mar 23, · Does Paul become more brutal as the war progresses, no not really. I think that the word is disillusioned. There are all these talks about peace and the armistice being signed, and it doesn't appear that way in the middle of the book, and he's growing increasingly annoyed with people keep talking about it, and nothing is mint-body.com: Resolved.
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Paul Wilhelm Bäumer (11 May – 15 July ) was a German fighter ace in World War I Background. Bäumer was born on 11 May in Duisburg. Too innocent and inexperienced at first to foresee the violent shift in his thinking, Paul, whose last name comes from the German word for tree, must learn to bend and sway with violent forces in order to remain firmly rooted in reality and to survive the inhuman buffeting that besets the German army.
His thought processes are continually pulled to. Paul learns early on that he is part of a ruined generation, a lost generation. As a young man in his late teens, he begins the war with lots to live for.
All he knows are his schoolbooks, his family, his hometown, and his love of writing. Paul dreads having to tell Kemmerich's mother of his death.
Paul is repulsed by what he sees in Kemmerich's condition. Paul thinks about his home, the books he was reading, the artwork. Contrasts of innocence and war brutality are poignant here.Download