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All Quiet on the Western Front Scene 38

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Scene 38

Scene 38

  • Paul's mother visits him in his bedroom and asks if he has to go tomorrow.
  • Paul lies and says yes.
  • She asks if he can't get a less dangerous job, and Paul says he'll arrange to get a job as a cook.
  • When she leaves, Paul wishes he could cry in her lap like he used to. Aww, just go ahead and cry, Paul: there are worse things in this world than being a momma's boy.

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