Soldier's Home

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"Soldier's Home" is a short story by Ernest Hemingway, first collected in In Our Time (1925).


  • Harold Krebs, a young man who is tormented from his experiences in the war. He comes to the realization that he doesn't belong in his childhood home anymore.
  • Harold's mother, a religious woman. She tries to get her son out of his post-war trauma by focusing on getting a job and finding a 'girl'.
  • Helen Krebs, Harold's younger sister. She plays indoor baseball and looks up to her brother.
  • Harold's father, who is absent most of the time. He never makes a direct appearance in the story.