All Quiet on the Western Front

by

Erich Maria Remarque

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All Quiet on the Western Front Symbols

Kemmerich’s Boots

When Paul, Müller, and Albert visit Kemmerich in the hospital, Müller is more concerned with getting Kemmerich’s boots than comforting Kemmerich. Müller, Paul points out, is not being rude: the war requires that… (read full symbol analysis)

The Cherry Tree

When Detering glimpses a blooming cherry tree while coming back from the front, he is reminded of the beautiful farm with cherry orchards that he left behind. The memory is so compelling that he deserts… (read full symbol analysis)