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In the short story Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway Krebs rejection of his communitys values can be related to Sammys relationship to his supermarket job in John Updikes A P Even though the two stories are different in style one story being more serious and gloomy and the other being more humorous and sarcastic they both reveal two similar settings which the main characters reject Both authors use precise and detailed examples of how each style and setting are portrayed Hemingway presents a style in Soldiers Home that is emotionless and serious while Updike gives readers a youthful almost comic style of story in A P To begin with Hemingway uses the name Krebs all through the story he never lets readers become personal or emotional to Krebs Where in AP Updike lets readers see through the eyes of a nineteen year old boy Sammy who is sarcastic and also humorous One occasion where we see this adolescent humor is when Sammy says She was a chunky kid with a good tan and a sweet broad soft-looking can with these two crescents of white just under it where the sun never seems to hit at the top of the backs of her legs 480 Comments about the girls like this one gives Updikes AP a youthful humor for readers to enjoy Another example of this is when Sammy thinks to himself She did not look around not this queen she just walked straight on slowly on these long white prema-donna legs 481 Statements like this gives readers comic relief and throughout the rest of the story he refers to this leader of the girls as Queenie An example of when Sammy refers to her is when he says Queenie blushes though maybe its maybe just a brush of sunburn I was noticing for the first time now that she was so close 483 There is no light-hearted or uplifting thoughts given from Krebs
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