Comradeship In All Quiet On The Western Front

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Comradeship: Saving Lives Appalling and gruesome, the First World War was harsh and relentless on its participants. Soldiers died in droves with no respite from the merciless pounding of the artillery and the sharp crack of Death’s whip that accompanied the bullets as they flew into the hearts of friend and foe. Yet, through the spitting machine guns and muddy, rat-ridden trenches, the men remained loyal to each other. Comradeship, a theme prevalent throughout the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, is shown through the quiet determination, recognition, and fellowship of the “Iron Youth.” In Chapter One, the reader is introduced to the characters as a collective group, already lending the book to a spirit of camaraderie. This is distinctly
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