Symbolizes Paul’s service in the war.
Crossed out school
– Everything that Paul and his friends learned in school before the
is of no use to them now. All they need to know is how to kill and survive.
Crossed out war
– Paul really comes to dislike the war and everything he’s had to
while giving service there. He has lost his friends, family, and home
in one during this time; for his friends are all three.
German flag –
Paul is German and fighting for the German army
Photo – friends
with Kropp, Muller, Tjaden, Kat, and Hai
#1 – Paul
finds himself alone (key word: alONE) at the end of the Summer of 1918