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Character Comparison Harold Krebs in Soldiers Home and Uncle Fred in My Uncle Fred both have one thing in common They have experiences about a World War Nonetheless the two men have certain outstanding differences with regards to their characters In Soldiers Home we encounter Harold Krebs who is the main character coming back from Germany after the war to his home state of Oklahoma When he came people had already welcomed all the other soldiers that came back from the war To the people in the town it was rather strange that Krebs was coming late Some people asked him why he came late and also if it was true that the good soldiers always came back late Surprisingly he did not want to talk about the war He decided to talk about the war when no one was interested in his stories The only way he could get audience about the war was for him to lie Uncle Fred on the other hand was a real soldier who did not volunteer to join the army but was induced into the armed forces by his government Before going to war he was a farmer who planted flowers and sold them to the public When Uncle Fred came back from war he was wearing old clothes It was evident that he had had no easy life He was a tired man who needed a lot of rest both physically and mentally After greeting his sister and his nephew he mumbled that all he wanted was bread sleep and tobacco That is a clear indication of a tired man Krebs on the other hand still behaves like before going to war He is relaxed slow true to his name which has a similar sound to crab he stays at his mothers home He walks up and down the mall looking at women and yet doesnt want to have a relationship Uncle Fred is
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