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quotes that show the importance of comradeship (2)

"he would have gathered a supper of dates and wine" - this theme is represented through the character of Stanislaus Katczinsky
"developed into the finest thing that arose out of the war - comradeship" perhaps one of the only positives to come out of the war


quotes that show truth about war (4)

"Youth? That is long ago. We are old folk." - the war has misshapen them
"the soldier is on much friendlier terms than other men with his stomach and intestines" - shows the lack of hygiene on the frontline
"even if he should get better he would only be able to use one" - pity that Kemmerich has no hope left
"we only know that in some strange and melancholy way, we have become a wasteland"


quotes that show an abuse of power (3)

"I had to constantly fight with Himmelstoss" - portrays H's harsh regimentation
"revenge is like black pudding" - revenge is good
"power is the currency of the military" - politicians are using war as an opportunity to look powerful since "currency" suggests something of value


distrust of authoritarian figures (3)

"won't you join up lads?"
"in a way that cost them nothing"
"the wrong people do the fighting" Kropp believes that the politicians should fight fist-to-fist themselves


quotes that immediately surround the death of Franz Kemmerich (5)

"the skeleton is working itself through
"This is Franz Kemmerich, nineteen and a half years old, he does not want to die. Let him not die!"
"even if he should get better, he would only be able to use one"
"for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it"
"his face is wet, he is crying"


quotes that surround the bombardment (5)

"human animals"
"like a child creeps under my arm"
"it is the martyred creation, wild with anguish, filled with terror and groaning"
"it is one mass of mincemeat and bone splinters"
"out of twenty, seven are dead, four are wounded, one in a madhouse"


quotes that show the time period (setting) of the novel (2)

"sent into the field with only a theoretical knowledge"
"no uniform was ever made to these childish measurements"


quotes that show descriptions of surroundings (setting) (4)

"which lie yellow pools with red spiral streams of blood"
"in the branches, dead men are hanging"
"grey, dirty, soured and gloomy"
"but on every yard there lies a dead man"


Quotes that relate to Paul Baumer as a character

"I am nothing but agony for myself"
"Comrade, I did not want to kill you"
"What is leave? - A pause that only makes everything after it so much worse"


Quotes that relate to Stanislaus Katczinsky as a character (3)

"he would have gathered together a supper of dates and wine"
"for Kat is an old front-hog and can smell what is coming"
"All is as usual. Only Stanislaus Katczinsky has died"