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From the words of Otto Von Bismarck, "Anybody who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war." Many of the preceding war books to All Quiet on the Western Front, misrepresented or missed the anguish of war, in favor of more resplendent ideals such as glory, honour, or nationalism. The predominant issue of All Quiet on the Western Front is that the terrible atrocities of warfare. The reality that's portrayed in the novel is that there was no glory or honor in this war, only a ferocious barbarity that actually transformed the nature of individual presence into irreparable, endless illness, ruining the soldiers long before their deaths. The novel is narrated by Paul Bäumer, '' a young man who struggles in the German military on the French front in World War I. Paul along with a number of his buddies from college enlisted to the military voluntarily after being exposed to the continual insistence of their teacher, Kantorek. But shortly after experiencing the grim brutality of warfare, Paul and his friends have seen that the ideals of nationalism and patriotism for that they enlisted are just empty clichés. They no longer think that war is glorious or honorable, and they live in constant physical dread. Through the publication, Paul's internal personality is contrasted with the way in which the war forces him to behave and feel. In order for any solider to endure the intense psychological distress that is inflicted by the brutality of war,...