All Quiet on the Western Front Characters

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Paul Baumer

At nineteen years of age, Paul Baumer is both the narrator and main character in All Quiet on the Western Front. Paul entered military service upon graduating from school, along with nineteen other classmates. At first he is moved by the idealistic talk of the glory of war, but as time goes on and his friends die, he becomes disillusioned and angry, and ultimately is resigned to accept his fate, whatever it may be. He is ultimately the sole surviving member of his graduating class –and is finally killed himself at the end of the book.

Tjaden

Described as a skinny locksmith, Tjaden is nineteen years old and is the biggest eater of the company. When Kemmerich dies, Muller is promised Kemmerich’s boots. When Muller dies, he passes them on to Paul, who promises them to Tjaden.

Muller

Muller is nineteen and graduated in the same...

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