All Quiet on the Western Front - Study Guide Chapter 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 – Except for Tjaden, Himmelstoss has been accepted by Second Company for dragging the mortally wounded Westhus to safety. Paul runs through a list of names of the dead. Himmelstoss becomes the cook, and has Paul and his group assigned to kitchen duty and makes sure they have extra rations. Tjaden then accepts Himmelstoss. While swimming, Tjaden, Leer, and Paul see three pretty French girls walk along the bank of a stream. That night they visit and make love to the girls. The next day Paul is given leave, after which he is to report to camp for a course on training.

Paul returns home to his eldest sister and his mother, who is sick. Paul hears the idealistic talk of civilians, and feels very disenchanted. Paul wants peace, to forget about the front, but everyone he meets keeps asking him to talk about it. He prefers...

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