All Quiet on the Western Front

What does Kemmerich symbolize in the book? support with references

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Franz Kemmerich was a wounded soldier the boys visit whose expensive boots are passed around throughout the novel when its wearer dies. Kemmerich represents the suffering so many boys experienced, often within minutes of entering the battlefield. Paul personifies death as it drains the life out of Kemmerich. He represents the kind of boy who had no business on a battlefield.