• “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway Quick Facts:
    -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.
    -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" (1925)
    Narrator: 3rd person narrator. 
    -Protagonist: Krebs (Harold)
    -Helen: Krebs' sister
    -Krebs' mother 
    -1919, home town in Oklahoma
    -Krebs' house 
    -Emotions struggle
    -Troubles with women
    -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.
    The story is very personal and not meant for everybody who reads it.
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