A Soldier 's Home By Ernest Hemingway And The Short Movie Version Made By Learning

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Research Essay – A Soldier’s Home

In this essay I am going to be comparing and contrasting the original story version of “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway and the short movie version made by Learning in Focus. The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast the similarities and differences of all aspects of the story and movie. This will include changes to the story lines, similarities and differences of characters, changes to setting as well as the tone between each version of the story. In addition to this, I will be discussing any changes that the movie made to the original story and if those changes were successful or not. “Soldier’s Home” is a depressing story about a man named Harold Krebs. This young man was attending a Methodist college in Kansas before enlisting in the marines to fight in World War I. However, when Krebs returns from the war to his home town in Kansas, he finds himself emotionless and unable to integrate back into society. This is a story that I believe rings true with many soldiers that return home from war and have essentially forgotten how to be a civilian and return to a normal life.

Firstly, let’s discuss the similarities and differences of the story line between the original story and the movie. In this aspect, the movie version actually followed the story line very faithfully. In the beginning of the story, Hemingway describes a picture that shows Krebs with another Corporal and some women. “There is a…

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