ENGL222 Essay 2

ENGL222 Essay 2 - Benet Tribble Paper Assignment 2 At war,...

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Benet Tribble Paper Assignment 2 At war, soldiers experience frightening, life-or-death situations that are hardly ever shared with their civilian counterparts. Although war affects soldiers in a variety of ways, Harold Krebs, the central character in Ernest Hemingway’s “Soldier’s Home”, has grown dissociated from his family and the people of his town due to their complete misunderstanding that Harold merely survived the war sans glory. The WWI soldier returns to his hometown after facing the trauma of trench warfare and finds integrating himself back into a normal lifestyle to be of substantial difficulty. It was years after the war had ended when Harold came back home. The townspeople had already held their celebrations and greetings, and the people were uninterested in giving him the same treatment as the other soldiers. This delays Harold’s mental progression towards normality as it does not grant him the opportunity to become acknowledged as much as the other soldiers are. “People seemed to think it was rather ridiculous for Krebs to be getting back so late,” as opposed to them feeling grateful that he got back at all. This puts Harold at a position where he feels that he must persuade the people into issuing him credit, although he knows the credit he has earned has been
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 222 taught by Professor Wyatt during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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ENGL222 Essay 2 - Benet Tribble Paper Assignment 2 At war,...

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