Discussion essay on the short story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway

How does Krebs’s mother embody the community’s values and what does Krebs think of those values?


Essay, 2008

3 Pages, Grade: 1,7


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How does Krebs’s mother embody the community’s values and what does Krebs think of those values?

Discussion essay on the short story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway

1 Unusual generation conflict

2 Mother influences Krebs
2.1 Find a job
2.2 Get a girlfriend
2.3 Believe in God
2.4 Show feelings

3 Krebs’s new life

Relationships between parents and their children are never easy, because they belong to different generation, and have therefore different values in life. This often leads to conflicts. But in the short story Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway the protangonist Krebs and his mother do not have an usual generation conflict. Krebs has a changed character, because he has been to war. He does not have an aim in his life anymore. Krebs’s mother embodies the community’s values, and she makes Krebs start an adult life against his will. This includes that she encourages him to find a job, and a girlfriend. Moreover, she wants him to believe in God, and to show affection for her and the rest of the family.

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Title
Discussion essay on the short story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway
Subtitle
How does Krebs’s mother embody the community’s values and what does Krebs think of those values?
College
http://www.uni-jena.de/  (Institut für Anglistik/ Amerikanistik)
Course
Academic Writing
Grade
1,7
Author
Year
2008
Pages
3
Catalog Number
V151090
ISBN (eBook)
9783640627950
ISBN (Book)
9783656515975
File size
453 KB
Language
English
Tags
Ernest Hemingway, Soldier`s Home
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Katharina Ochsenfahrt (Author), 2008, Discussion essay on the short story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/151090

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