All Quiet On The Western Front Comradeship Analysis

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“We all share the same fear and the same life;we are nearer than lovers, in a simpler, a harder way;I could bury my face in them, in these voices, these words that have saved me and will stand by me”. Comradeship is vital in war, because it keeps soldiers human. The theme of comradeship in All Quiet on the Western Front is embraced when the soldiers rescue each other during battle, stick together and not become separated, and keep each other's spirits up in the darkest of days.
Soldiers rescuing each other during battle shows comradeship. While fighting on the front line, Paul becomes separated from his comrades and cannot search for them for fear of being shot down. “It is Kat and Albert who have come out with a stretcher to look for me,” (Remarque 227). Paul's friends coming to search for him shows comradeship because they are being brave and risking their lives to find their friend. Going out to look for Paul shows that they care about and value him. During a bombardment, new recruits are traumatized, scared, and helpless because they do not know what to do, so veterans quickly teach them. “We teach them to fling themselves into holes as quick as lightning…”(Remarque 134). The soldiers try to help each other during battle, which displays comradeship because veterans want to help them live. They aren't doing this to have bodies to fight, but to save human souls. Comradeship is embraced by soldiers rescuing and teaching each other during war.

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