former schoolteacher of Paul and his friends, -represents nationalism -talks boys into joining war
postman before the war -ruthless disciplinarian in the training platon Paul and his classmates originally joined -delights in humiliating soldiers- especially Tjaden -coward -punished Tjaden for bed wetting problem
unofficial leader of Paul's company -finds food -Paul is closest with him -40 years old
dying of cancer -awakens some dormant emotions in Paul
described by Paul as the "clearest thinker" of his former classmates -one of Paul's closest and oldest friends -Paul is fiercly loyal to him- faking illness so he can stay with him when his leg is wounded
a 19 year old skinny locksmith -had bed wetting problem
a married peasant farmer -loves animals -is upset that horses are used in a human war
-a physics-inclined academic from Paul's class -wants Kemmerich's boots
Lusty and sexually mature (first to lose his virginity in the boys' class) -leads the sexual charges in the novel
a large 19 year old peat-digger
a wounded soldier the boys visit whose expensive boots are passed around throughout the novel when its wearer dies
A french soldier Paul stabs in a shell-hole but must stay with for hours as the man dies -Paul later discovers that he is a printer and has a wife and daughter
the oldest soldier in the Catholic Hospital, the other patients help him arrange a congeal visit with his wife
the one student who openly did not want to join the war, he was bullied into it by Kantorek and got killed almost immediately
a former classmate of Paul's- he ends up in charge of Kantorek and gleefully lords his power over his former schoolteacher.
the cowardly and stingy cook of Paul's company at the start of the novel
first person, present
in what person and tense is the book written?
Paul Baumer- soldier
who is the narrator?
19 years old, volunteer of the war- German army- recruited by his teacher