All Quiet On The Western Front Chapter 14 Summary

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Chapter 9: After returning from his leave, Paul sees that his friends are still alive. Relieved that they are still alive, he gives the rest of his food to them to share. His friends are jealous, and felt that Paul was lucky because he was away from war, but his friends didn’t know the consequences of the leave. His friends explain that while he was gone, they heard that they are all going to Russia. He also founds out from his friends that they are going to get inspected by the Kaiser before they go to Russia. Paul finds out that the Kaiser isn’t what he thought he would be, and is disappointed. Feeling like he needs to catch up with his friends and the war, he volunteers to help find information about the enemy. However, when trying to go…show more content…
He finds out that the soldier is a French soldier and the soldier actually has a family and regrets stabbing him to death. He decides to repay his family for what he had done. He decided not to tell the other soldier soldiers what he had done. Chapter 10: Paul and his friends were all put on guard of the village after the village had been shelled. Paul explains that his friend Haie is dead but feels like he and his rest of his friends are lucky to be alive today. He also explains that he is also lucky because he doesn’t need to fight in the war. Paul decides to go to patrol with Kat, and explains, “in very short time, we have collected a dozen eggs and two pounds of fairly fresh butter.” (Remarque 233) Also, when on patrol, they hunted down two pigs, which they had slaughtered later on. With their founding of quality food, they eat from 2 pm to 6 pm, which was for four hours. During the 8 days of patrolling they gathered up supplies before leaving, such as two armchairs, a four-poster bed, a cat, and a cage. They go back to another village and he helps them evacuate a village with his friends. However during an evacuation, Kropp…show more content…
He explains, “war is the cause of death like cancer and tuberculosis, like influenza and dysentery.” (Remarque 271) He explains that since it is the wintertime, there are more deaths because of the coldness and lack of heat. Paul starts to reflect on how everyone in the army is near death. He explains how limited their life is, how gloomy they are, and their own survival throughout the war. He starts to reflect on different moments throughout the night. The next day, Paul explains about Detering, and what happened to him. Detering tried to run away from war and wanted to go back home because he couldn’t take it anymore. However when running away, he was caught by the authorities and was put on trial. Paul explains that the authority doesn’t know about Detering homesickness, and there is no other choice of what to do about Detering. They never heard about Detering afterwards. After explaining what happened to Detering, he explains about Müller, who was shot during one of the battles. Paul explains Müller gave everything he had before he had died, including the boots that Kemmerich gave Paul to give to Müller. Paul explains that he would give the boot to Tjaden when his time is up. Paul explains that the war had gone even worse, explaining that there are many things that will end up to the rest of the German soldiers such as “Shell, gas clouds, and flotillas of tanks – shattering corroding, death. Dysentery, influenza, typhus –
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