All Quiet on the Western Front

Provide reasons that Paul compares war to cancer and tuberculosis, influenza and dysentery.

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Paul likens war to cancer, tuberculosis,influenza and dysentery because they all cause death. He sees the death in war as if it's a terrible disease.


We have almost grown accustomed to it; war is a cause of death like cancer and tuberculosis, like influenza and dysentery. The deaths are merely more frequent, more varied and terrible.



All Quiet on the Western Front