• Hemingway War Home Life
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    ... ng his recover in Milan, Hemingway recorded his firsthand account of the action in a letter written to his parents. In it he stated: The 227 wounds I got from the trench mortar didn't hurt a bit at the time, only my feet felt like I had rubber boots full of water on. Hot water. And my kneecap was acting queer. (Meyers 32) Hemingway survived a terrifying attack, which would serve as great material for A Farewell to Arms. In the novel, Henry suffers from an identical wound by a trench mortar....
  • Indian Camp Inspirations Of Ernest Hemingway
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    The Inspirations of Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway, like many, utilized his past experiences to develop his own thoughts concerning death, relationships, and lies. He then mixed these ideas, along with familiar settings to create his works. One such example, written early in Hemingways career, is the short story Indian Camp. A brief summary reveals that the main character, a young boy by the name of Nick, travels across a lake to an Indian village. While at the village Nick observes his fath...
  • Krebs In Soldier's Home
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    Krebs in Soldier's Home In Ernest Hemingway "Soldier's Home" there is a young man named Harold Krebs, who served in the Marines for two years during WWI. He returned home to Oklahoma to find out he had changed, but the town had not. Trying to adjust to the way life was had become a struggle for him. The effect that the WWI had on Krebs after the war mad his life at home hard to deal with. Krebs was not pleased when he returned home. He returned from the war and was not welcomed by the towns peo...
  • Krebs Risk Wanted Complications
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    The willingness to risk failure-as difficult as that can be-often leads us to remarkable discoveries about ourselves and our world. But on the other hand, not taking risks can save us from amounts of devastation and heartache. I think that was a major principle for Krebs in the short story, "Soldiers Home." After going to hell and back, it's almost inevitable that anyone under the circumstances would be completely overwhelmed by all that Krebs had experienced and risked. He risked his life, and ...
  • Soldier S Home Krebs Hemingway Girls
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    He knew he could never get through it all again. "Soldier's Home"I don't want to go through that hell again." The Sun Also Rises In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. "Soldier's Home " is a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold Krebs, the protagonist of "Soldier's Home," is a young veteran portr...
  • Soldier's Home Krebs Girls Complicated
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    'SOLDIER'S HOME': ANOTHER STORY OF A BROKEN HEART He knew he could never get through it all again. "Soldier's Home"I don't want to go through that hell again." In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. "Soldier's Home " is a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold Krebs, the protagonist of "Soldier's ...
  • Soldiers Home Good Soldier
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    In Soldier's Home, Ernest Hemingway depicts Harold Krebs return home from World War I and the problems he faces when dealing with his homecoming and transition back towards a normal life. After the fighting overseas commenced, it took Krebs a year to finally leave Europe and return to his family in Oklahoma. Once home, he found it hard to talk about all he had seen in his tour of duty overseas, which should be attributed to the fact that he saw action in some of the bloodiest, most crucial battl...
  • Soldiers Home Kansas City
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    Many of the titles of Ernest Hemingway's stories are ironic, and can be read on a number of levels; Soldier's Home is no exception. Our first impression, having read the title only, is that this story will be about a old soldier living out the remainder of his life in an institution where veterans go to die. We soon find out that the story has nothing to do with the elderly, or institutions; rather, it tells the story of a young man, Harold Krebs, only recently returned from World War I, who has...
  • Analysis Of Theme In Soldiers Home
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    As a young man coming back from the war, Krebs expected things to be the same when he got home and they were, except one. Sure the town looked older and all the girls had matured into beautiful woman, Krebs hade never expected that he would be the one to change. The horrific experiences of the first World War had alienated and removed those he had cared about, including his family, who stood na " ive to the realities and consequences only those who live it first hand would comprehend. The mere m...
  • War And College High School
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    War and College Many of the titles of Ernest Hemingway's stories are ironic, and can be read on a number of different levels; Soldiers Home is no exception. The story is told of a young man, Harold Krebs, who recently returned form World War I, and has moved back into his parent's house while he figures out what he to do with life. In reality he has no home, his parent's middle-class lifestyle used to feel like home, but no longer does. This is actually not an uncommon scenario among young peopl...
  • Character Comparison Uncle Fred
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    Character Comparison Harold Krebs in " Soldier's Home" and Uncle Fred in "My Uncle Fred" both have one thing in common. They have experiences about a World War. Nonetheless, the two men have certain outstanding differences with regards to their characters. In "Soldier's Home", we encounter Harold Krebs, who is the main character coming back from Germany after the war to his home state of Oklahoma. When he came, people had already welcomed all the other soldiers that came back from the war. To th...
  • Soldiers Home Krebs Life War
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    Reasons For Leaving Coming back to what used to be home from an extremely traumatic war scenario creates a degree of alienation for any returning soldier. It is even more difficult when the soldier is a teenager whose life away at war is his first lengthy experience away from home. In Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway, Harold Krebs, who has had his moral views and beliefs altered by his life in the army, arrives home to a town that has not change much at all. Wanting to live a smooth life withou...
  • Soldier' Home Krebs Hemingway War
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    war and its affects are major themes in Hemingway's writings. In the introduction I mentioned that Hemingway was wounded in battle. When he returned home, he could not adjust to situations in the United States. In a sense, he was alone and frightened by new surroundings. In the short story Soldier's Home, we see a slight comparison to the feelings of Hemingway returning home from war. (Hemingway coming home from Italy) The story Soldier's Home is about a man named Krebs, the protagonist, who ret...
  • A Soldiers Home Krebs Reader Hemingway
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    "Soldier's Home": A Classic for Everyone When I decided to take an introductory course in literature, I had no idea that I knew so little about the subject. Being a student with an interest in psychology, it seemed only natural that I would find the stories, "A Sorrowful Woman,"Soldier's Home," and "Bartleby, the Scrivener" of particular interest. Each of these works contains the same deep meaning, although not readily apparent. All concern the psychology of self-isolation. Although all three st...
  • A Soldiers Home Life Time Story
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    The short story, "Soldier's Home," by Ernest Hemingway proves to us that the setting someone lives in usually influences theme of a story. This story goes into a time when things were much different than today and society wasn't as unpredictable as it seems this day in age. In one sense we can see this young man's whole life being over at the early age of 19, stuck with having to repeat the same cycle day after day. As the reader, I could easily see that this young man's life is being predetermi...
  • Comparative Essay On A P And A Soldier's Home
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    COMPARISON/CONTRAST OF "A & P" / "SOLDIER'S HOME" If one is to compare and contrast the short stories A & P, by John Updike, and A Soldier's Home, by Ernest Hemingway, they must look beyond the obvious. One knows by reading that there is a distinct difference in time as well as place. Oklahoma is, after all, quite a ways away from the beach as most know. To compare or contrast the aforementioned short stories in a deeper context, a large amount of the focus must be centered on the main charac...
  • Social Values War Krebs Conflict
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    Has one ever left his / her home country for a while and undergone a profound change in life experience outside his / her hometown? If so, may one be able to accommodate himself / herself to the changed situation after one has returned to his / her home? In Ernest Hemingway! |s! SSSoldier! |s Home, !" he effectively depicts the conflicts of characters between the protagonist, Harold Krebs, and the antagonists, Krebs! | family and his friends. In order to perceive the conflicts in! SSSoldier! |s ...
  • Modernity And Hemingway Mass Culture
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    Mass culture, consumerism, and modernity "The Soldier's Home" presents a struggle against the general concept of mass culture, consumerism, and modernity through Krebs' attitude and actions upon his return home from the war which suggest a refusal and rejection of living in society's world. The first two paragraphs serve as a reference to the comparison that Hemingway makes throughout the story between Krebs' place and understanding of the world before the war and the new attitude that he adopts...
  • Back Home Harold War Love
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    Characters of all kinds have different lives and personalities that can shape them for who they are. These factors can affect their motivation, influences, and conflicts that happen upon in their lives. In the short story, "Soldier's Home" Ernest Hemingway gives us a WWI veteran, Harold Krebs, who has just come back from the war however, his influences and conflicts from the war have changed him from whom he used to be before the war. Harold Krebs, only recently returned from World War I, has mo...
  • Alienation The Term War Home Krebs
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    The term, Alienation was taken from Webster s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary. Alienation is mental derangement by. An uncertainty or awkwardness of your surroundings. To the effects of Soldier s Home, the insecurities of how the war and the people back home perceived the events as opposed to the soldier upon their return home. Such as when Krebs, who feels alienated, returns home from the Marines. Coming back to Oklahoma the community finds its rather ridiculous for him to be getting back so ...