|Age Range(s)||Teenager (13-19), Young Adult (20-35)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Crying, Descriptive, Depressed, Lamenting, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story|
|Genre||Historical, Drama, War|
|Description||Paul Baumer has just seen his friend die|
|Details||1 hr 4 minutes into the film|
This is the story of young German soldiers during WW1. This scene comes after young Paul Baumer has seen one of his closest friends die in the hospital after having his legs amputated. He has his friend's leather boots and brings them to another soldier, Mueller, who needed them. He walks in their tent, drops the boots, and tells Mueller his feelings about seeing his friend die.
Written by Martha Weir
|Paul Baumer: "Mueller. I saw him die. (He cries) I didn't know what it was like to die before. And then--then I came outside...and it felt...it felt so good to be alive that I started in to walk fast. I began thinking of the strangest things, like being out in the fields. Things like that. You know--girls. It felt as if there were something electric running from the ground through me.|