Hemingway outlined a number of reasons as to why Krebs has not been integrated fully into civilian life. One of the reasons as to why soldiers find it hard to integrate into the community is that the government mistreats the participants in the Great War. Therefore, government did not offer them homage after their horrible experience in German as they defended the country. These soldiers struggled financially and emotionally hence felt uncomfortable and could not mingle with civilians at ease. Second, the veteran bureau scandal that took place in the year 1923 deprived the returning soldiers their share/compensation for participating in the war (Hemingway 46). This meant that they had little to spend for their medical expenses and other expenses. Many of the soldiers were wounded in the event and to an extreme extent losing their family members. Those soldiers that suffered severe injuries and had no relatives to look after them were left on their own to fight for their dear life. He said that, “the dead are more women than men” (28). Many of them lost their lives during this period.
Hemingway does a good job by depicting the returning soldier because he articulately airs out their suffering. Another thing that Hemingway outlines is the psychological suffering brought about by their engagement in the war. Therefore, the soldiers needed follow-up to ensure that they do not suffer from stress. He uses the idea of soldier’s home to refer to the act of according accommodation facilities to those people returning from war. By doing this, soldiers would reunite with their families and be able to live a normal life (Hemingway 23).
In conclusion, soldier’s home is a composition of many aspects of life. Therefore, each and every individual soldier needs to go through these aspects in order to live well as they establish healthy relationships with others. Creating a healthy relationship is paramount for the returning soldiers in building peace
Hemingway, Ernest. The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. New York: Scribner, 2011. Print.