Kropp is wounded towards the end of the novel and undergoes a leg amputation. Three themes in All Quiet on the Western Front are horror of war, effects on war on the soldier, and nationalism. Like this article?
His father asks him "stupid and distressing" questions about his war experiences, not understanding "that a man cannot talk of such things. Abroad, All Quiet on the Western Front was a big hit as well, sellingcopies in both Britain and France, andin America.