Character Analysis: All Quiet On The Western Front

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The scene that I have illustrated is remarkably meaningful to both the plot of the story, and the characters of the story as well. The entirety of the short story is dealing with his disfigurement, and how he has to come to terms on looking like that, even though it isn’t a laborious dilemma for him, and to have him look like a handsome man makes him feel less sure of himself, although it is not quite apparently stated in the story. “The veteran looked deeply into the mirror and stared at the stranger who was now to be himself with an inward wincing that was nearer to the sudden gnawing of love at first sight rather than of self-pity. It was like being born again.” (Garrett, Wounded Soldier) The soldier was not disgusted with himself,
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