All Quiet on the Western Front Essay | All Quiet on the Western Front: Taking Leaves

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All Quiet on the Western Front: Taking Leaves

Summary: Explores the significance of taking leave for character Paul Baumer, the main character of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front.
Paul Bäumer's leave from the war is an opportunity for him to see life removed from the harshness of war. As he makes the journey home, the closer he gets the more uncomfortable he feels. He describes the final part of his journey, "then at last the landscape becomes disturbing, mysterious, and familiar." (154) Rather than being filled with comfort at the familiarity of his homeland, he is uneasy. War has changed him to the extent in which he can no longer call the place where he grew up home. Bäumer visits with his mother and recognizes that ideally this is exactly what he wanted. "Everything I could have wished for has happened. I have come out of it safely and sit here beside her." (159) But ultimately he will decide that he should have never gone on leave because it is...

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