Corporal Himmelstoss

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“Kropp, Müller, Kemmerich, and I went to No. 9 platoon under Corporal Himmelstoss. He had the reputation of being the strictest disciplinarian in the camp, and was proud of it… He had a special dislike of Kropp, Tjaden, Westhus, and me, because he sensed a quiet defiance.” (26) At this point in the novel, Himmelstoss is the most negatively portrayed and most disliked character out of all the others. While Kropp and Bäumer are taking care of a latrine-bucket, they trip and the contents of the bucket spill onto the corporal. After this incident, the corporal became livid, yelling at them, not because of the spill, but because Himmelstoss was not getting the respect he wanted when the men addressed him harshly. Corporal Himmelstoss is most definitely
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