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  • Harold Krebs
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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 peop...
  • Home To Harold Krebs
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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...
  • Similar Settings And Main Characters
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    A Comparison of Styles and Settings In the short story "Soldier's Home", by Ernest Hemingway, Kreb's rejection of his community's values can be related to Sammy's relationship to his supermarket job in John Updike's "A & P". Even though the two stories are different in style, one story being more serious and gloomy and the other being more humorous and sarcastic, they both reveal two similar settings, which the main characters reject. Both authors use precise and detailed examples of how each st...
  • Sammy And Krebs
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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 charact...
  • Harold Being In The War
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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...

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