All Quiet On The Western Front Description

In "All Quiet On The Western Front", the soldiers were forced to
suppress their feelings. It was these emotions that made the soldiers human.

Because of the cruel horror and the reality of war, and to survive, the soldiers
were forced to become inhuman. They were forced to bury their emotions, their
humanity, and their faith. If they did not suppress their emotions, the war
would be too painful for them to survive. Paul and the others were forced to
become inhuman. Thinking of the transformation, Paul said on page 191, " We
are soldiers, and only as an afterthought in a strange and shamed faced way are
we still individual human beings." The war had taught them in order to
survive, they had to become soldiers, no longer human beings.