Dana B. Al-kanderi

Laila Ali Muzaffar

 

Ernest Hemingway, "Soldier's Home" (1925)

 

Ernest Hemingway Quick Facts:

Ernest Hemingway

*  An American Catholic novelist and short-story writer.

*  Born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinios.

*  Wrote novels and short stories about outdoorsmen, expatriates, soldiers and other men of action.

*  Served as a war correspondent in WWII and the Spanish Civil War.

*  Sealed his own notoriety when he killed himself with a shotgun in 1961.

*  Released books: The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940).

*  Was given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

 

*  Extra credit:

 

*  Hemingway is also called by his familiar nickname "Papa"... His birthdate is sometimes listed in error as 1898.

*  Hemingway's father also committed suicide, shooting himself with a Civil War pistol in 1928.

 

Soldier's Home:

 

Narrator: 3rd person narrator.

Characters:

              Protagonist: Krebs (Harold)

              Helen: Krebs' sister

              Krebs' mother

Settings: 

              1919, home town in Oklahoma

              Krebs' house

Themes:

               Alienation

               Emotions struggle

               Complexity

               Troubles with women

               

                

Plot:

                 Harold Krebs, a soldier who returns back home from his tour of duty

       and faces problems when dealing with homecoming and transition back to

       normal life. He finds it hard to talk about the war's details specially when his

       efforts are not recognized by his town and even his family.

 

P.s:

             The story is very personal and not meant for everybody who reads it.