All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, is a story narrated by Paul Bäumer, about a group of young men that have signed up for the army voluntarily after listening to a patriotic speech about joining. The book talks in great detail about how the war treated men and the backlash that it gave them afterward.

she pleads with me gently: “tell me. You must tell me. I know you want to comfort me, but don’t you see, you torment me far more than if you told me the truth? I cannot bear the uncertanty.tell me how it was even though it will be terrible, it will be far better than what I have to think if you don’t.”

I chose this quote out of the book because it made me think about not being able to tell your mom something. I tell my mom just about everything, if I couldn’t tell her something that was so immense like pauls situation I wouldn’t know what to do. It also made me think about if paul was doing the right thing, it’s hard to know because sam does not want to try to remember the things that he has seen but his sick mother is sitting there begging him.