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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet On The Western Front was set in Belgium Germany The novel covered about three years beginning in 1916 The setting was as important as the war itself because it was told from a German perspective No one knew what to expect from this war since it was the first world war The soldiers dint know who their friends or enemies were or what devastation might occur Paul Baumer the main character narrated the story Other important characters included Muller Tjaden Kat and Kemmerich Paul was forced to grow up in the second company of the German Army during the war He had written a play and also some poetry but never expected what he was about to encounter Muller was sharp smart young man who was constantly studying and worrying about doing well in school even while at war When Kemmerich died Muller inherited his soft airmans boots then he gave the boots to Paul when he died Stanislaus Kat Katczinsky was a forty year old veteran who was a non-commission tutor He helped Paul and his friends cope with the trauma of the war Crop was the best student He joined in on the rebellion against Himmelstoss He threatened suicide after losing his leg but accepted an artificial one Tjaden was a skinny former locksmith who had an appetite twice his size He had a habit of wetting the bed when got nervous Corporal Himmelstoss his boot camp drill Sargent was constantly making fun of him for his nervous habit of wetting the bed Kemmerich was one of Pauls best friends He wanted to become woodsmen when he got older He was the first to die after sustaining an injury to his leg Kat was my favorite character because he was like a father to those boys just out of high school He always told them jokes to comfort
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