Sunday, 26 April 2009

A short story: Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway

This is a story of a man called Krebs, who was a student at the Methodist College in Kansas. In 1917 he enrolled in the Marine and went to War. He only came back years after the war when there was no place for heroes any longer. When he returned home he led an idle life, no work, no studies or amusement. His heart was empty, no feelings even towards her mother. Finally, he decided to move to Kansas City and take over his old life.
From my point of view, this is a very well written story in which the author allows us to appreciate the devastating effects of war in human’s soul. The way in which the author describes with many details the story is really exciting and motivates the reader to keep on reading up to the end.

Black Angel

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with Black Angel when he/she says that the author motivates the reading of this well-described story. You can imagine the way the protagonist feels through the details of his inner thoughts. This is a story that does not happen in our country, but we can reflect upon the situation of our soldiers when they came back after Malvinas War. We can think about how they may feel after being there, watching their friends dying. Those who had the luck to come back home would never be the same.