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What is the moral in the short story "Soldier's Home" by Ernest Hemingway?

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While it might be easy to assign a moral to a Hemingway story such as The Old Man and the Sea (persistence, masculinity, respect for nature) it is quite a different thing to interpret a story such as "Soldier's Home " as having some intrinsic message that might teach us how to live life. Hemingway's story is about a World War I veteran who has returned home and has obviously been negatively changed by the war. Today, we might say that Harold Krebs suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. He has little...

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