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Coming back to what used to be home from an extremely traumatic war scenario creates a degree of alienation for any returning soldier It is even more difficult when the soldier is a teenager whose life away at war is his first lengthy experience away from home In Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway Harold Krebs who has had his moral views and beliefs altered by his life in the army arrives home to a town that has not change much at all Wanting to live a smooth life without any consequences Krebs is disgruntled when nobody listens to him talk about the war when he notices the pretty but complicated girls and he finally decides to leave when he ends up making his mother cry When he first arrives home there is a lack of interest in Krebs stories by the people in his town which will lead to consequences that Krebs will have to deal with for the rest of his life In an attempt to get anybody to listen to him he discovers that he has to start lying After telling a couple of stories with lies that consisted in attributing to himself things other men had seen done or heard of Krebs gains a distaste for everything that had happened to him in the war 146 Because of these few false stories he has told Krebs now has to deal with an emotionalmental state that nauseates him every time he discusses or really even thinks about the warAll he aims for while settling back in at home is a life without any consequences which because of his perspective of the town girls means that he isnt going to get involved with any Though he enjoys looking at these good-looking young girls he chooses not to act upon his desires to be with them Krebs insists on having no consequences and therefore repeatedly attempts to persuade himself that he does not need
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