All Quite on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front is a first-person account of World War I at the frontlines of German forced.   The book portrays the incredible, epic scenes of battle and the life of soldiers behind the newspaper articles.   The amazing details are narrated by Paul Baumer who enlists in the army with a group of friends after his patriotic teacher encourages him to enlist in duty.   He develops an admirable quality of survival and instinct. This animalistic ideology helps him survive the intense battles in the fields.   Although this may sound simple to obtain, it is not because of the moral he develops that does not encourage saving one’s life if in danger.   He feels that he is mentally disabled as a result of this morality consciousness.
Paul’s predecessor, Corporal Himmelstoss, too creates an admirable, yet negative quality towards his soldiers. He orders simply ridiculous tasks for his soldiers to train them for combat. These orders seem brutal and pointless, but they help during the war. For example, he got his company to fight in the winter with no gloves; the perfect time to get frostbite. However, it shows the soldiers how to win a battle with pre-set disadvantages.
Although it is just a war story, the environment is multiple battlefields across Germany, during World War I in the late 1910’s, which is filled with horror and emotions.   This environment influences the hatred that Paul has against warfare and even encourages the idea of having politicians fight their wars with club. However, at the peak of World War I, many soldiers thought the war was never going to end.   Therefore, many soldiers stop trying so hard to fight in battle, just as Paul dies in the end of the story. They, like him, believed that they would become mentally disfigured after the war.   The trauma that the battlefields give him lead him to die in a way with very little fighting.
The stated values that the soldiers have against the war are very similar to what is seen in modern life....