The narrator and main character of All Quiet on the Western Front . He is one of the four nineteen year olds that came from the same school. Paul witnesses the horrids of the war as it robs away a man's life and love.
Kat is considered to be the leader of the group of our young characters because of experience and his useful abilities. Kat is calm and cunning. He has a great influence on Paul and his friends and the reason of their survival. In him, Paul finds the meaning of Comaraderie.
One of Paul's friends in the Second Company. He is a locksmith with the biggest appetite. Tjaden hates Himmelstoss for what he did back at the barrack and looks for a chance to get revenge on him.
Paul's close friend and the clearest thinker among the young soldiers. He was the first to become a lance-corporal. Albert has his leg amputated because of the shrapnel later in the story.
Haie is a peat-digger with a sense of humor. He gets a wound so fatal Paul can see his breathing lung.
Detering is a young farmer with a wife. he is very fond of horses and cannot stand to hear them scream in chapter 4. Detering is a close friend of Paul in the Second Company. he constantly longs for his farm and his wife, got marked as a deserter and is never heard from again.
One of Paul's classmates, he joins the army as a volunteer. Muller dedicates to education; he carries his text book with him to war. He inherits Kemmerich's boot, and later with the same fate he died painfully.
Kemmerich is Paul's classmate and comrade during the war. He got shot in the leg earlier in the story and has it amputated. He dies right after. His boots signify death, were passed on to Muller, who longs for it.
Himmelstoss is a postman prior to the war. He abuses his power and tormented Paul and his friends. But after experiencing the hardness of war, Himmelstoss understands and shows more sympathy toward Paul and his friends.
One of Paul's friends that is also in his company. He is very good with the ladies. He was the first to get one of the French girls to go with him. Leer dies quickly when he gets hit by a shrapnel in his hip which caused him to die.
Kantorek is Paul's and his friend's schoolmaster before they volunteered to the army. He is a teacher that supports the war and influences Paul and his friends to join. One of his students, Joseph Behm, does not want to enlist in the war but Kantorek persuades him to join. Behm later on was the first to die.