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A Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway takes place during the late summer of 1919 during the post-war era of WWI Krebs the main character in the story returns to his small hometown in Oklahoma much later than when the rest of the soldiers had returned The men from the town who had been drafted had all been welcomed elaborately on their returnHemingway 145 The people seemed to think it was rather ridiculous for Krebs to be getting back so late years after the war was overHemingway 145 Krebs returns from war to live in the same dysfunctional home and environment with his mom dad and two younger sisters Krebs noncommittal father is obviously dominated by his wife she makes the decisionsbridgewater 1 She has determined that Krebs should live in Gods Kingdom find a job and get married like a normal local boybridgewater 1 Krebs has not yet recovered from his various psychological post-war wounds and is trapped by the sick marriage of his parentsBy the time Krebs returned to his hometown in Oklahoma the greeting for heroes was overHemingway 145 At first he did not want to talk about the war at all As time went on he felt the need to talk but no one wanted to hear about itHemingway145 This was due to the great deal of hysteria which the town had endured years ago when the other soldiers returned from the war This was all old news and they were tired of hearing about the warHemingway 145 The towns atmosphere was not helping his state of post-war mental anguish because they had heard too many atrocity stories to be thrilled by actualitiesHemingway 145 Krebs found that to be listened to at all he had to lieHemingway 145Krebs lived in a Mayberry kind of town It was small and everybody seemed to know each other The pool hall the library the schoolyard and the First National Bank where his dad works is
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