Paul and some of his best friends decided to fight in World War I. There school teacher told them that they should fight because it shows their great German pride, and that they will be respected for fighting. The men go out to the Western Front to fight the allied countries.
“In the evening I spread the jam on the cakes and eat some. But I have no taste for them. So I go out to give them to the Russians. Then it occurs to me that my mother cooked them herself and that she was probably in pain as she stood before the hot stove. I put the bag back in my pack and take only two cakes to the Russians.”
Excerpt From: Erich Maria Remarque & Arthur Wesley Wheen. “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Chapter 8
All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, is not just a piece of writing about World War I, but it is a book that leads you to take action in your community. I highly recommend it!