All Quiet On The Western Front
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|All Quiet On The Western Front
Decline of Morality
The novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque shows that
war destroys more than just the physical level; the decline of morality has taken place
through various circumstances in the novel such as: then incident where Paul Baumer is
forced to kill a soldier in a shell hole, when Paul lies to his mother and the mother of his
dead friend Kemmerich and when Paul and Kat must beat a recruit unconscious to stop
him from leaving the trench; these incidents can be compared to events in the 1990’s such
as: rise in the abortion rate, Columbine High School shootings, and the incident between
President Clinton and Monica Lewinski.
In Chapter 7 Paul is granted a leave from his duties for about a month and in this
time he plans on going home and visiting his family. When he arrives his mother asks
him questions about how he is and about the war. More specifically she asks, “Was it
very bad out there, ...
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