While Harold Krebs has been changed by his war experience, in the narrative of "Soldier's Home," he intends to remain uninvolved, detached, and restrained from the beginning to the end. Thus, he is a static character in Hemingway's story.
Krebs is the stoic male returned from death and desperate situations; he is battered, but still tough, making a style out of his despair as he realizes that the world is filled with hypocrisy. He finds that the people no longer want to hear stories of the atrocities of Argonne and such battles since they have already heard enough from those who have returned earlier.
Krebs found that to be listened to at all he had to lie, and after he had done this twice he, too, had a reaction against the war and against talking about it. A distaste for everything that had happened to him in the war set in because of the lies he had told.
Krebs pulls back from this world of...
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