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Society's Conformity is a "Soldier's Home" - The adjustment from years on the frontlines of World War I to the mundane everyday life of a small Oklahoma town can be difficult. Ernest Hemingway’s character Harold Krebs, has a harder time adjusting to home life than most soldiers that had returned home. Krebs returned years after the war was over and was expected to conform back into societies expectations with little time to adapt back to a life not surrounded by war. Women take a prominent role in Krebs’s life and have strong influences on him....   [tags: war, ernest hemingway, soldier's home]
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Theme Hemingway's Soldier's Home - Theme Hemingway's “Soldier’s Home” As a young man coming back from the war, Krebs expected things to be the same when he got home and they were, except one. Sure the town looked older and all the girls had matured into beautiful women, Krebs had never expected that he would be the one to change. The horrific experiences of the first World War had alienated and removed those he had cared about, including his family, who stood naïve to the realities and consequences only those who live it first hand would comprehend....   [tags: Hemingway Soldier Home Essays] 570 words
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Themes and Stylistic Elements in Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home - Themes and Stylistic Elements in Soldier's Home               Hemingway's short story Soldier's Home incorporates many themes and stylistic elements that we associate with Hemingway's writings. The story of the soldier returning from a traumatic war experience and trying to find a way to come to terms with the small-town life he used to live, after being initiated into the adult world of the war including life and death, is an essential theme in Hemingway's writings. Part of the disillusionment that the character, Krebs, is met with has to do with his trouble in constructing or finding meaning in the concepts that he went to war for, which have now become empty to him: All of the time...   [tags: Soldier's Home Essays]
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Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway - Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway In Soldier’s Home, Ernest Hemingway depicts Harold Krebs return home from World War I and the problems he faces when dealing with his homecoming and transition back towards a normal life. After the fighting overseas commenced, it took Krebs a year to finally leave Europe and return to his family in Oklahoma. Once home, he found it hard to talk about all he had seen in his tour of duty overseas, which should be attributed to the fact that he saw action in some of the bloodiest, most crucial battles towards the culmination of the war....   [tags: Soldier’s Home Ernest Hemingway Essays]
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Patterns of Life in Ernest Hemingway’s A Soldier’s Home - Patterns of Life in Ernest Hemingway’s “A Soldier’s Home” Is there a pattern for life. Maybe not, but in Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Soldier’s Home”, the main character Harold Krebs finds that he needs to live his life through a series of patterns. In this story, the series of patterns associated to Krebs results in an explanation of his character’s desire for an uncomplicated life. The series of patterns can be found through Krebs’s involvement in college, the Marines, and even in his personal relationships....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway A Soldier’s Home] 814 words
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A Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway - A “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemmingway is an intriguing story about a man by the name of Krebs who enlists in the Marine Corps during his attendance at a Methodist college in Kansas. After serving for two years at the Rhine, he returned with the second division in 1919 but Krebs wasn’t in the same state of mind as before he left. The reason why Krebs was so distraught when he returned home was not because of the fact that no one wanted to listen to his war stories but because him and other soldiers were without any real benefits such as medical, education, extra remuneration, or anything to help him get back into the real world....   [tags: marine corps, war, college education]
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Existentialism in Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway - ... “In ‘Soldier’s Home,’ Hemingway uses conflict to show how society demands conformity and the unfair struggles of those who do not fit the mold” (Comtois). Harold Krebs did not fit the mold, so he struggled to keep the attention of others. In striving to please the people around him, Krebs fed into the ways of society, making him a conformist. In order to become himself again, Krebs needed to separate himself and forget what others wanted him to say and do. Krebs needed to be selfish so he could do what was right for him....   [tags: harold krebs, soldier] 544 words
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Contrasting Photos: A Soldier's Home Coming - ... Although the two photos share that common factor, the scenario in which the soldier comes home differs greatly. Through these photos, Albert Eisenstaedt and John Gaps III help evoke pathos and give the observer a sense of the pride and the devastation felt of a home coming from war using photographic elements such as framing, focus, and angles. Eisenstaedt’s photo reflects the elation that U.S. citizens felt after President Truman declared that World War II was over and they had won victory over Japan....   [tags: photo, war, pathos, pride, devastation] 631 words
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“Soldier’s Home” by Hemingway - This is an essay on the short story “Soldier’s Home” by Hemingway. Will the life of a soldier ever be the same after returning from war. Many generations of young adults have gone from their homes with tranquil settings to experience war and come home to a different world. Many have witnessed the devastations and atrocities that occur with war. Harold Krebs, a young man from a small town with a loving family is no different from those before him and those to follow. The anguish of what war is however cannot dispel the thoughts and memories of what many young men come home to face in the real world....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 873 words
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Emotional Detachment in "Soldier's Home" - A photo of Krebs during World War I shows him with a corporal and two German girls on the Rhine River. One's first thought of this picture may be of a lighthearted sightseeing trip on leave from the front. However, in the photograph, Krebs and the other corporal are described as "too big for their uniforms," the German girls as "not beautiful," and the Rhine does not even appear in the photograph (154). This is how Ernest Hemingway begins "Soldier's Home," the story of a young war veteran named Harold Krebs who has recently returned home....   [tags: American Literature] 511 words
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The Common of Ellison's Battle Royal and Hemingway's Soldier's Home - The authors have created these characters in the short stories to undergo changes, which help make it through tough events. The character development in the stories is important because it shows the changes and events that help shape and create the main characters of the story. Both authors shape the characters through contrasting events, making the characters change from a static to a dynamic character by the end of the story. The authors tie in both the past with the present to create a twist on the future of the main characters....   [tags: short stories, character analysis]
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Ernest Hemmingway's Soldier's Home Similarity to Reality - Ernest Hemmingway’s “Soldier’s Home” illustrates how a World War I veteran deals with reintegration into society. “Soldier’s Home” is a prime example of how a young man’s aspirations in life are altered by war. Most soldiers’ current and past have seen how their return from war is problematic and challenging. As a current deployed U.S. Army soldier, I appreciate, admire, and respect the personal strife of the soldiers before me. My fellow brothers and sisters in arms have laid the groundwork with their blood, sweat, and tears for veteran’s benefits and assistance programs which now all American servicemen and women will receive....   [tags: historic analysis, PTSD]
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Reader-Response on Soldier's Home - Reader-Response on Soldier's Home The initial reaction I received from reading Soldier's Home, and my feelings about Soldier's Home now are not the same. Initially, I thought Harold Krebs is this soldier who fought for two years, returns home, and is disconnected from society because he is in a childlike state of mind, while everyone else has grown up. I felt that Krebs lost his immature years, late teens to early 20's, because he went from college to the military. I still see him as disconnected from society, because there isn't anyone or anything that can connect him to the simple life that his once before close friends and family are living....   [tags: American Literature] 1223 words
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Analysis of Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway - The story, A Soldiers Home, is about a man in conflict with the past and present events in his life. The young man’s name is Harold Krebs. He recently returned from World War 1 to find everything almost exactly the same as when he left. He moved back into his parents house, where he found the same car sitting in the same drive way. He also found the girls looking the same, except now they all had short hair. When he returned to his home town in Oklahoma the hysteria of the soldiers coming home was all over....   [tags: Literary Analysis, In Our Time] 705 words
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Soldier's Home - Soldier's Home He knew he could never get through it all again. "Soldier's Home" "I don't want to go through that hell again." In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. "Soldier's Home"is a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold Krebs, the protagonist of "Soldier's Home," is a young veteran portrayed as suffering from an inability to readjust to society--Paul Smith has summarized previous critics on the subject of how Krebs suffers from returning to the familial, social, and religious"home"(...   [tags: Papers] 1005 words
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A Clean Well Lighted Place and A Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway - ... One way this proves this point is through theme. Theme is the central message that is revealing throughout the story that is being read. An example that reveals this type of theme is that in the story two waiters in a café are talking about an old man who would always come to the café and would drink Brandy’s all day. After passing midnight, the old man would be too drunk and leave, but forgetting to pay. This example shows a reflection on how Hemingway would be an alcoholic because of his depression....   [tags: unhappines, novel theme analysis] 524 words
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Importance of setting in Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemmingway - The story has different elements that make it a story, that make it whole. Setting is one of those elements. The book defines setting as “the context in which the action of the story occurs” (131). After reading “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemmingway, setting played a very important part to this story. A different setting could possibly change the outcome or the mood of the story and here are some reasons why. First, if there was a point made of the setting what would this story be like. Would Kreb’s be in Paris or Germany still....   [tags: mood, somber, war]
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Power in Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway - ... He sometimes thinks it would be ok to have a women but it’s too complicated to even try. That’s what the army taught him. “He wanted to live along without consequences. Besides he did not really need a girl. The army had taught him that” (2). Krebs mentions the army a lot throughout the story which can make one draw the conclusion that maybe the reason why Krebs is the way he is, is because the condition and standards he was put through at the army. It is understandable for Krebs to feel lost in a world that seems normal when he has seen the other side of things and knows the truth about what he had to do to protect the very place that is so complicated to him....   [tags: military, krebs, civil war] 673 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Experiences - ... "If he is to lose everything, he should not place himself in a position to lose that. He should not place himself in a position to lose. He should find things he cannot lose."” (Hemingway, “In Another Country.") Hemingway uses the major to basically state what he wants to say, which is to not get married and/or fall in love. He made the mistake of doing this and paid the price. Hemingway also uses another short story titled A Farewell to Arms to help portray his self. He creates himself as the character named “Frederic Henry” who falls in love with a nurse named “Catherine Barkley” who is meant to portray Agnes....   [tags: Soldier's Home, In Another Country]
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Literary Devices Used in Ernest Hemingway’s, Soldier’s Home - ... Krebs lost romanticism during the war. The battles of Belleau Wood, Soissons and in the Argone that he spoke of most likely traumatized the emotions right out of him. He recollects the French and German women in parts of the story because relationships with them were uncomplicated and without consequences. He didn’t even need to talk to them, which meant there was no need for any consequences. Nevertheless, he mentioned “he would have liked a girl if she had come to him and wanted to talk” (119)....   [tags: action, climax, symbolism]
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Comparing Fire and Ice, Soldier's Home, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, and Sunday Morning - Lessons from Fire and Ice, Soldier's Home, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, and Sunday Morning Grasping for stability on the face of a chaotic universe, modernist writers believed that the traditional assumptions about family, war, society, and religion were no longer valid. Before, during, and after World War I, the modernists displayed the influences of scientific revolutions, familial upheaval, social reform, and philosophical questions. Religion was particularly decimated by the ravages of questioning....   [tags: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall]
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Curious, Not Nosy: A Soldier´s Welcome Home - ... I’m just an inquisitive, curious person,” “You are the one I see looking through hidden files and confidential papers. I think nosy is a better adjective. Now, let’s go in there and see what’s going on. This is your chance for your nosy status to shine.” We arrived at 6:14 p.m. Shucks parked the car and we went inside. Emergency hospital workers carried the fainted soldiers out to the ambulances on stretchers. There were more than ten of them. I was still shocked on who would do such a thing....   [tags: field, agency, restaurant, serve] 2280 words
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Letter Home From a Soldier in Vietnam - Letter Home From a Soldier in Vietnam Dear Mom, I am doing great. Well…When I say great, I mean I'm as good as you can be over here. This place is like a giant valley of death, that's keeps getting filled with more dead American soldiers every day. We keep asking ourselves the question, why are we here. Why are we dying for a cause that's got nothing to do with us. We just don't see the point in us being here any more. It's been 7 months since I saw you all now. I hope you are all doing well....   [tags: Papers] 824 words
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Free Essays - Comparing Young Goodman Brown and Soldier’s Home - Young Goodman Brown: Going Home My home is my haven and the place that I feel the safest and most comfortable at. It is where many good memories and feelings arise and I am able to be myself with no false pretenses. It is my “Home Sweet Home” yet the stories “Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and “Soldier’s Home,” by Ernest Hemingway show a different attitude about home going and the effects it has on the main characters. In Hawthorne’s story, “Young Goodman Brown,” Goodman Brown ventures on a journey into the forest and refuses the temptations of the devil....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 682 words
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History and Renovation of Soldier Field - Soldier Field is an attraction for thousands throughout the state of Illinois. Soldier Field was first built in 1924 as a multipurpose sport arena dedicated to war veterans. At the time it was known as Municipal Grant Park Stadium. Municipal Grant Park Stadium was home to many events before the Chicago Bears came to play in 1971. A controversial renovation was proposed in 1986. The cost would be over 660 million dollars. If renovated, Soldier Field would be stripped of its National Landmark Status....   [tags: Soldier Field, Chicago, Bears, historic,] 822 words
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Commemorating the Soldier Who Gave His Life For His Country - "How were the corpses disposed of and to what extent were these men commemorated and remembered?" This is the central focus of the article, Trophies and Tombstones: Commemorating the Roman Soldier which is written by Valerie M. Hope in 2003. The subject matter, while strange, is something that unbeknownst to most is a prevalent and well thought out subject in the military of today. How are our burial traditions different from those of centuries ago, what could have possibly brought about these changes, and what exactly is the process that takes place....   [tags: burial of a soldier]
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Hasek's Anarchist Beliefs Revealed in The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek, one of the most famous Czech authors from the late 19th and early 20th century, created one of the Czech Republic’s greatest novels in The Good Soldier Svejk. Throughout The Good Soldier Svejk, Hasek not only tells the story of Svejk, but also tells multiple stories through the voice of Svejk. Clearly this is no coincidence and Hasek is using the stories within a story to make comments upon each other, but what exactly are these comments. Ultimately we must look into specific stories by Svejk and see how they demonstrate parts of Hasek’s anarchist beliefs as well as providing a sense of comedic humor and ridiculousness on Svejk’s part....   [tags: The Good Soldier Svejk] 1216 words
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What Makes a Good Soldier? - What is a soldier. What makes a good soldier. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines a soldier as one who “engages in military service”, a “skilled warrior”, and a “militant leader or follower”. The characteristics of a soldier vary in the different military branches but ultimately a soldier is loyal to his or her country, willing to fight and die. In an article by B.R. Burg, the author states “The complete officer must be the complete man, they believed, and to measure up each had to possess an amalgam of qualities that included patriotism, courage, honor, loyalty, absolute honesty, and elevated standards of morality” (439)....   [tags: Soldier in Vietnam War]
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What it Takes to be a Soldier - No country or civilization has ever survived without Soldiers. Soldiers do the things that the majority of the populations just aren’t physically able or willing to do. Without Soldiers to stand in the way of harm, no borders would hold enemies out. Some say Soldiers are born and others would say that they are trained how to Soldier. Soldiers test their virtues not just in the midst of battle finding their own ways through the war time fog of good, bad, right, and wrong, but their virtues are challenged during live fire exercises or extended field rotations as well as in day to day Garrison environments....   [tags: revolutionary war,weapons, military]
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Life of a Vietnam Soldier - ... But now, reporters would show only parts of a story, the parts that made soldiers look bad. In the Vietnam War, reporters could literally follow soldiers onto the battle fields and show it on television. Also, most photographers were interested in showing the bad aspects of the war such as the remaining destroyed village of Vietnamese or the suffering of soldiers. The media built stereotypes of soldiers at war as part of anti- war protests so photographers would show the parts that benefited anti-war protests and captured only half the story in his photograph....   [tags: disapproving feelings towards veterans] 597 words
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Loss of soldier identity - The Vietnam War was not a “pretty” war. Soldiers were forced to fight guerilla troops, were in combat during horrible weather, had to live in dangerous jungles, and, worst of all, lost sight of who they were. Many soldiers may have entered with a sense of pride, but returned home desensitized. The protagonist in Louise Erdrich’s “The Red Convertible,” is testament to this. In the story, the protagonist is a young man full of life prior to the war, and is a mere shell of his former self after the war....   [tags: Comparative, Erdrich, O'Brien] 2537 words
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Poem Analysis: The Soldier by Ruper Brooke - ... The “dust” in lines four and five is a metaphor for the soldier’s life; England created him and he will become “dust concealed” when he dies and is buried. The first stanza of “The Soldier” uses various lines of imagery: “some corner of a foreign field… In that rich earth a richer dust concealed… flowers… Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.” These forms of imagery emphasize the soldier’s death and how his death will cleanse him of any wrongdoings he had done in his time on earth. The “rivers” and “suns” are personified as they wash and bless the soldier, and give his death a sense of warmth and nurturing....   [tags: sonnete, stanza, the death] 785 words
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A Soldier's Fight - ... As he stumbled across the sodden earth, head-clasping images of horror overflowed his veins with poignant misery. Sobs of anguish and despair fiercely attacked his ears as he spotted a young soldier lying on the stony ground. Deafening yelps and whimpers escaped from his chapped lips while magma-red blood was splattering from his open wounds. He looked like a fresh-faced school boy with freckles on his rosy cheeks and a beardless, round face. The boy stretched his arm, desperately trying to reach his leg but instead only grasping the heavy emptiness of the air, as tears were carelessly rolling down the darkness of an unbounded well....   [tags: personal narrative] 769 words
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Recovery for Soldier Suffering from PTSD - The cause and effects of post traumatic stress (PTSD) in Australian defence force (ADF) personnel is a taboo topic amongst soldiers and is poorly addressed as an organisation. This topic is important to me because the lack of treatment results in family breakdowns and poor mental health for soldiers. I find this to be a great community health disparity. During my five years service in the Australian Army, I have experienced the culture and insular environment of a combat occupation. At times it felt more like a religion than a job that engrained certain paradigms which were a blend of formal instruction and battalion culture, a lot of which was unhealthy....   [tags: soldiers, australian army, psychological abuse]
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The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Former Soldier - What is it that makes you, you. While there is not a single right answer to this, I believe more than anything else, it is the people, places, and experiences that one encounters and how that individual deals and gains from each. Music, in its many forms, has been used for centuries as a way for people to express themselves and their feelings. In my life, I can recall four experiences that have affected me profoundly: deploying for the first time, going through a divorce, retiring from the army, and meeting Ronald “Tank” Headley....   [tags: Biography and Music] 1459 words
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What Happened to Returning Australian Soldiers after WWI and WWII? - ... The financial situation was further problematized due to the negative social stigmas attached to receiving welfare benefits. Soldier’s who were forced to rely on government pensions weakened their masculinity by demonstrating an ‘un-natural dependency’. An immense amount of pressure was placed on soldier to transcend their impairments, induced by their military participation in order to reassert their pre-war masculine responsibility. Therefore the goal of rehabilitation was to assist every man to regain his productive capacity....   [tags: ANZAC persona, soldier resettlement program]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Hemingway's Soldiers Home - ... Later he felt the need to talk but no one wanted to hear about it.” His outlook on life had changed dramatically in everything he did. He often felt like he lost his motivation for living and everything seemed drab and uninteresting. Because Krebs’ life had been flipped upside down by PTSD, his parents’ lives were drastically changed as well. They tried very hard to help him assimilate back into society. Unfortunately, they did not fully understand how PTSD had changed him. They tried to relate to him using things from his past like letting him drive the family car....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Soldiers Home - Soldiers Home Critical Analysis of "Soldier's Home": Before, During, and After the War (with bibliography) Many of the titles of Ernest Hemingway's stories are ironic, and can be read on a number of levels; Soldier's Home is no exception. Our first impression, having read the title only, is that this story will be about a old soldier living out the remainder of his life in an institution where veterans go to die. We soon find out that the story has nothing to do with the elderly, or institutions; rather, it tells the story of a young man, Harold Krebs, only recently returned from World War I, who has moved back into his parents' house while he figures out what he wants to do with the rest...   [tags: essays papers]
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The Presentation of the Ordinary Soldier in the Writing of the Great War - The Presentation of the Ordinary Soldier in the Writing of the Great War World War 1, the 'Great War' from 1914-1918, began as a conflict between Austria - Hungary and Serbia on July 28th 1914, but was soon to become a global war involving thirty-two nations. The immediate cause of the war between Austria - Hungary and Serbia was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand at Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia. Soon the world was at arms and fighting each other in one of the most brutal and horrifying wars ever known....   [tags: Papers] 1983 words
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Comparing The Soldier and Dulce et Decorum Est - Comparing The Soldier and Dulce et Decorum Est The Soldier by Rupert Brooke and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen were both written during world war one. War and death are the themes of both poems but they are written from different perspectives. Brooke seems to base his poem on myth because overall he says that it is good to die for your country while fighting at war is terrible and that it is every soldier for himself and not for your country. There are many reasons why Brooke and Owen have different attitudes to war....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Sequels and phobias in The Return of the Soldier of Rebecca West - Times of war and peace: Sequels and phobias in The Return of the Soldier of Rebecca West. Rebecca West (1892-1983) was a prolific writer who tried every literary genre; journalism, literary critique, the short story and the novel. Her first novel The Return of the Soldier published in 1918 spans half a century of creative output culminated in 1966 with her last novel The Birds Fall Down. However, all her narrative is easily identifiable because of her unmistakable style, the structure of her novels, the topics she chooses and the coherence of her ideas about mankind and society....   [tags: Rebecca West]
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Just a Number in The Stone Carvers and Three Day Road -   The First World War was a major event in The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart and Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden. Both books differed while looing at the war because Stone Carvers was shown through the point of view of someone who was home during the war. But Three Day Road was shown more through the point of view in the war. While both books explore the First World War they both present that the war was not what it seemed to be. Soldiers went in thinking they where going to be a hero, but they are just a number, they did not realize that they may lose their life, for their country....   [tags: disorganized, soldier, nameless]
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Soldiers' Return Home - "How do you return to the ‘real world when only other soldiers can understand how you've changed" (Swofford 12). This is what almost all soldiers feel when they come home from the war. People question them on what happened while they were there and ask how many people did they kill when they were at war. Home just doesn't feel like home to them anymore. When the soldiers come home all they want to do is forget about everything that they have done until they are ready to talk about it. Diaz states, "we didn't talk much about the likelihood of his return to the war" (16)....   [tags: War Military Psychology] 1016 words
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Becoming A Soldier - Becoming a soldier The clock was ringing so loudly, it was like he was actually screaming at me. I reached my hand and slapped it. I did not want the night to be over already. I knew that this morning would be very long and grueling, the morning that I have been waiting for in a great fear for several months. It was the morning I was drafted to the army. In Israel, every boy and girl who reaches eighteen have to join the army. It is mandatory and it is for a minimum of three years for boys and a year and eight months for girls....   [tags: essays research papers] 1415 words
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Letter to Soldier - Letter to Soldier When faced with obstacles in life, people rely on their family and friends to give them support and encouragement. Sometimes, family members can seem harsh and unkind, but their intentions are sincerely good. Mothers will always disapprove of their son’s choice in girlfriends, but she will shed tears of joy at the wedding. Fathers will never like their sons-in-law, but they still tell their daughters that they will find the perfect man. Thirty-year old men will always be treated as if they were ten by their mothers....   [tags: War Writing Papers]
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A Soldier's Life - A Soldier's Life 21st December 1915 It was cold this morning; frost lined the mud and filth surrounding my 'Dug Out'. Mud has seeped through my uniform the damp is causing me to become feverish, I have been sleeping in everything I have got recently and still shivering and today my great coat's so wet, I cannot use it. Oh well, a slight fever has got to be better than the dreaded trench foot, poor Harry he was taken off on a stretcher yesterday. He just couldn't continue his work here any longer....   [tags: Papers] 645 words
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How War Changes a Man - When reading the short story “Soldiers Home” by Ernest Hemingway there may be a few comprehensive questions that could be brought up. One question that could be immediately accumulated from reading the short story is; How has the war affected Krebs. This is relevant because there are many incidences where Krebs shows that he is in fact a changed man now that he is back from the war. It’s interesting because it gives us a realistic view from what a soldiers might experience when they come home. In “Soldiers Home” the war has affected Krebs personality and his emotions....   [tags: Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway] 639 words
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