All Quiet on the Western Front

Colin Frederick

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Title: All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque

Genre: Fiction War Novel

Main Characters

The Narraitor is Paul Baumer, a German soldier during WWI, then there is his leader and best friend Stanislaus Katczinsky (Kat), and Paul's good friend and fellow soldier Albert Kropp.


All Quiet on the Western Front takes place in 1917 and 1918 during World War I and primarily takes place on the Western Front.

Big Idea

It was a struggle for soldiers to remember that everyone fighting in that war were all people, even if they were on different sides.

Summary of Plot

Paul Braumer is a 19 year old soldier of Germany in WWI and he is stationed at the Western Front. He is accompanied by many friends in his desperation on the front. Though there is not always fear and pain, the war tries to destroy their young lives. It is all they can do to fight the enemy, and fight the urge to hate the enemy at the same time.

Why would you recomend this book to others?

I would recommend this book to others because of many reasons. Though the story has a confusing plot that is hard to follow at some points, it tells a marvelous story. It is also beautifully written.