Study Guide

All Quiet on the Western Front Scene 8

Scene 8

Scene 8

  • Katczinsky (aka Kat) returns with the pig and is surprised to see the new recruits.
  • Despite Tjaden's protests, Kat agrees to feed the new soldiers if they can pay him for the meal—not with money but with things that have value at the Front such as cigars, cigarettes, and alcohol.
  • The recruits gladly pay.