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All Quiet on the Western Front Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis from LitCharts

detering all quiet on the western front

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is just a cog to them, a cog who is not allowed to make decisions for himself. His special talent is he can find food anywhere. However, Bäumer and his comrades have a chance to get back at Himmelstoss because of his punishments, mercilessly whipping him on the night before they board trains to go to the front. Kropp insults him, and Himmelstoss storms off. When Paul improves, he is granted two weeks leave.

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All Quiet on the Western Front Flashcards

detering all quiet on the western front

Taking comfort from his companions, he resigns himself to an artificial limb. They are, in the deepest sense, brothers. The men all live on the same plane of primitive survival, concerned with nothing other than preserving their survival. . He spots a bird and begins to sketch it, and when the bird starts to fly away and Paul stands up to see where it went, a lone sniper's shot rings out, killing him. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war.

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What happens to Detering?

detering all quiet on the western front

It also received two further nominations: , for , and for Abbott, Anderson, and Andrews. He didn't have any experience when going into the war but he still went in with an open mind and a kind heart. One night, Bäumer along with a group of other soldiers are holed up in a factory with neither rations nor comfortable bedding. What do Paul and Kat wish to do for him? Its screenplay was written by Dave Sheasby, and the show was directed by David Hunter. He is very popular with women; when he and his comrades meet three French women, he is the first to seduce one of them. The film, which won the Academy Award for best director, sparked unrest in Germany, where Nazi gangs released stink bombs and mice in movie theatres.

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detering all quiet on the western front

Kat is also well known for his ability to scavenge nearly any item needed, especially food. He grabs both and slams their heads against the wall, hoping to avoid a commotion. The battles fought here have no names and seem to have little overall significance, except for the impending possibility of injury or death for Bäumer and his comrades. His wardmates keep watch while he makes love with his wife, Marja, whom he hasn't seen for two years. She weeps and cannot understand why her son had to die while Paul got to live.

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why does Detering desert ?

detering all quiet on the western front

Paul lived with his father, mother, and sister in a charming German village, and attended school. The design is based upon a German poster by. The evidence can be seen in the lingering depression that Remarque and many of his friends and acquaintances were suffering a decade later. He comes upon a blooming cherry tree at one point and can't get over how lovely it is, while the others in the unit don't feel anything. Paul feels an intimate closeness with Kat as they roast the goose. The men resolve to torment Himmelstoss at every opportunity.

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Stirring Quotes From 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

detering all quiet on the western front

Among twenty enlistees was Joseph Behm, the first of the class to die in battle. To circumvent punishment, Mittelstaedt relies on his ongoing relationship with the daughter of his superior officer. Kat, as he is known, is forty years old at the beginning of the novel and has a family at home. Soon after, he volunteers to go on a patrol and kills a man for the first time in hand-to-hand combat. In addition, the men enjoy themselves while living off the spoils from the village and officers' luxuries from the supply depot such as fine cigars. Before dying, Müller gives Paul his pocket-book and his boots—the very same boots that once belonged to Kemmerich.

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