Albert Kropp is the resident philosopher of Paul's company. This guy is a thinker, and he asks some of the biggest questions in this novel. He's also the first to notice the unjust hierarchy: at Kemmerich's hospital intervention, he points out how the nurses and attendants quickly respond to officers' pain but are slow to take care of enlisted men. Kropp's fate is uncertain. His leg is severely wounded, and he tells Paul that he'd rather commit suicide than go through life as an amputee. Finally, his leg was cut off, they said goodbye to each other, and we don’t comprehend if he is alive or committed suicide.
Albert Kropp in the Essays