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What happened to Kemmerich's boots? How did the doctor's react to Kimmerich's plight?

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portrietkamero | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 28, 2010 at 11:45 PM via web

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What happened to Kemmerich's boots? How did the doctor's react to Kimmerich's plight?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 28, 2010 at 11:57 PM (Answer #1)

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This part of the story happens in Chapters 1 and 2 of the book.

In the end, what happens to Kemmerich's boots is that Muller gets them.  He had been wanting them and asking for them.  He and Paul eventually decide that it makes more sense for Muller to have them than for some hospital orderly to steal them after Kemmerich dies.

As for the doctors, the understand that Kemmerich is not going to live.  Towards the end, in Chapter 2, they refuse to come to see him because there is no real point in it.

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