Soldier 's Home By Ernest Hemingway Essay

1423 Words Oct 28th, 2016 6 Pages
World War 1 was a brutal war, and many veterans come home in shock, because of how much they have seen. The story “Soldier 's Home” by Ernest Hemingway is about a young man named Krebs who comes home from World War 1. Krebs character returns from the war, and wishes to speak about his experience. However, he begins to lie about his experiences which only damage him.. The symbols throughout the story shows how Krebs has changed before and after the war. The two symbols are the his father 's car and the girls in his hometown. A soldier is never the same before and after war. Krebs felt that no one wanted to listen to him or understood him so he felt he had to lie, but through this Krebs begins to realize how distasteful his actions really were. “His town had heard too many atrocity stories to be thrilled by actualities. Krebs found that to be listened to at all he had to lie…” (133). Krebs had just come back from the war, but he came back later than most. This signifies that Krebs did not get the opportunity to talk about the war with others, and that no one wanted to listen to everything he had done in the war. Talking can often help with stress, and knowing that krebs had just come back from the brutal war of World War 1 he was most likely scarred. The narrator states “A distaste for everything that had happened to him in the war set in because of the lies he had told” (133). Krebs was going around telling everyone all
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