Characters in All Quiet on the Western Front
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narrator and protagonist of novel; sensitive but detached; loses all innocence
One of Paul's best friend in the army; always is the one to find food or clothing when his group is in need. dies from a splinter in the head (shrapnel)
One of Paul's best friends in the army; always analyzes war. Paul fakes a fever so he can travel to the hospital with him.
really wants Kammerich's boots when Kammerich is dying. Very practical; in Paul's group
Very thin and hungry all the time. Has a huge grude against Corporal Himelstoss. Had a bed-wetting problem in training camp.
School teacher in Paul's high school that pushes them to join the army. Eventually is drafted in the army.
noncommissioned training officer that thinks he has power over everyone. Torments Paul and his friends.
must have leg amputated after suffering a wound. Dies early on in the novel. Many people want his boots.
First to die out of Paul's friends. Did not enlist in the army, but was pressured to go because of Kantorek.
Homesick a lot due to his wife and family at home. Loves animals.
French soldier that Paul stabs in No-Mans Land and later feels very bad about. Has a wife and daughter at home.
first to have sex out of Paul's friends
wants to serve full time in the army after the war ends. was a peat-digger before the war. very large.
Soldier in a neighboring unit. bed-wetter
Patient in the hospital where Kropp and Paul go. His wife comes to visit him and they have sex while everyone is turned around.
Becomes a training officer and torments Kantorek when Kantorek must join the army.
dying of cancer; brings out emotions in Paul. Bakes pancakes for Paul.
has interest in Paul until he tells her he is going on leave; she only likes the excitement of combat. 1 of 3 they see across the canal and swim to.
cowardly cook only talked about at the beginning of the novel.
company commander and a good guy. He loves his men, allows them to eat extra rations when Ginger the cook tries to withhold them, and he dies saving his company from the attack of enemy flamethrowers.
sharpshooter the men encounter at the Catholic Hospital. When Paul tosses a bottle to quiet the loudly praying nuns, he takes blame. The men are shocked by his boldness, until they learn that he has a "shooting license" which means he was shot in the head so he isn't responsible for what he does so he can do anything.
Sniper that just shoots to try and kill people on the other side, never really aims just shoots. Had 3 kills in 1 day.
man who come back from the dying room
someone who attemps to save or kill a wounded dog but dies from his wound in the thigh
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