After a good night's rest, the soldiers are in line for breakfast. His only pleasure is the bond that he has with his soldier friends, and he tries to think the best of them. It's the first time he's watched someone he truly cares about die, and you'll be able to see how much it chills him. He is also a very honest person and tries to present everything as factually as possible. He's scared and obviously sad and weeps in his last moments. Somewhat a rebel, he grows a beard and has relationships with women.
There is blood everywhere, and several soldiers, who are still alive, have had their skulls blown apart; others have had both feet severed. Before the charge begins, Baumer feels like he is in a cage, waiting to be killed; the new recruits are hysterical. Paul pushes Himmelstoss to force him to keep on the offensive. He it is still and yet it is not he any longer. He is the last of the friends to survive, but then he is also killed one month before the armistice. He enlisted in the German infantry because Kantorek, his high school teacher, had glorified war and talked him into fighting for the fatherland. Another comrade, after falling into a pit of poison gas, is carried off by the medics to a slow, painful death; the medics had appeared before Kat could put him out of his misery.
Three quarters of his vocabulary is derived from these regions. Baumer tries to calm his own conscience and justify the murder by saying, 'War is war. There they meet Josef Hammacher, who is proud to have a 'shooting license;' this certificate states that Josef cannot be held responsible for his actions, for he is a deranged man. It is Baumer, however, that truly captures the depression of this wartime generation: 'We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. Paul tries to bandage the dying soldier's wounds, but he dies anyway. Paul's unit, which includes some inexperienced recruits, lays wire at the front.
Franz Kemmerich is a short-lived young man from Erich Maria Remarque's novel about World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front. As a thinker and a planner, he believes that the generals from both sides of the war should be put into an arena together to fight it out amongst themselves. Baumer finds that he no longer fits into his family or his small hometown. He is in a makeshift hospital and in great pain; Kropp bribes an orderly to give him morphine to make him more comfortable. Watching Kemmerich's last hours makes a huge impression on Paul—he realizes that he's becoming an expert in the process of dying: Under the skin the life no longer pulses, it has already pressed out to the boundaries of the body. The fighting continues in the trenches throughout the summer. In fact Remarque makes a reference to the fact that Baumer's generation will become the lost generation, never fully recovering from the emptiness and devastation of the war.
When Himmelstoss tries to make them obey him, they stand up to him. Kemmerich is shot in the leg; his injured leg has to be amputated, and he dies shortly after. Baumer points out that the flinging of each corpse from a grave probably saved the life of one soldier. On the way, Kat is hit again, this time in the head. They casually discuss what they would do if peace were declared. Katczinsky tells one of them that he is lucky to receive bread with turnips to eat rather than sawdust. Kemmerich is a young man and a member of Paul, the narrator's, unit in the army.
But Remarque constantly contrasts the death and destruction with pictures of life. The 1979 film was directed by. Baumer's unit has been assigned the duty of laying new barbed wire at the front line, a very dangerous job. Kemmerich's death emotionally affects Baumer, and his emotions draw the reader closer to him. Childlike in size and teary-eyed in response to death in so makeshift a place, he expires in ragged gasps, leaving undried tears on his cheeks. Paul returns to the trenches with his troop, distraught by his friend's death. During his stay at home, Baumer visits Kemmerich's mother; with gentleness and sensitivity, he lies and tells her that her son's death was instantaneous.
Death took hold of Franz like a specter, turning him a yellow grey complexion. He is, at heart, a kind, compas-sionate, and sensitive young man, but the brutal expe-rience of warfare teaches him to detach himself from his feelings. Baumer's sensitive side is seen several times in the chapter. He was a strong athlete in school and let the narrator copy his essays. Kemmerich's death also makes Paul realize how callously death is treated during wartime.
Most of Baumer's comrades, including Muller, Leer, and Bertnick, have already been killed. Both men, however, want to escape and find their friends. He is a resourceful, inventive man and always finds food, clothing, and blankets whenever he and his friends need them. They only want to see if he's dead and if his body can be removed so they can use his bed for another wounded man. Every type of injury imaginable can be seen in the wards. The death of Kat, who has been has best friend, completely destroys Baumer; he now has no one or nothing to turn to.
In spite of Baumer's efforts, the soldier, Gerald Duval, dies. He is a young man with a wife and a farm at home; he is constantly homesick for his far and family. . The next day he tells Kat and Kropp about Gerald Duval. He is a propagandist who glorifies war and the German cause. Kemmerich was Paul's childhood friend and had his leg amputated because a shell hit his thigh, but his wound was already infected and he ended up being the first to die.