Soldier’s Home and All Quiet on the Western Front have many similarities but as well differences. Both stories are very interesting although they both show a different perspective of the war. They both have shown many emotions from part of Paul and Krebs.
Krebs feels that without war he can’t live, his only purpose was fighting on the war. He wasn’t happy when he had to return home. He return back six months later after the war ended. Krebs wanted to tell everyone all the things that he made, he was proud of and made him feel good with himself but for some people they were horrible things. So he told lies about the war.
“All of the times that had been able to make him feel cool and clear inside himself when he thought of them; the times so long back when he had done the one thing, the only thing for a man to do, easily and naturally, when he might have done something else, now lost their cool, valuable quality and then were lost themselves.” (page. 1)
When Paul went back to visit his family and to his hometown, he didn’t find any sense anymore. Same as Krebs, he felt empty without the war cause it made him feel better, like he was achieving something in life, he enjoyed being a soldier, he was proud of it. Nothing felt the same after going back home for both characters, ”Nothing had changed in the town.” said Krebs. Although everything was the same, their emotions were the only thing different. Their stories of the war are different but their feelings are the same.