• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Lit. As communiation - Reflective Entry

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Literature as Communication Assignment #1: Response Essay Danielle Mair Student #: Question: Explain how Krebs war experiences are present throughout the story. Ernest Hemingway's Story Soldier's Home is a story that depicts the life of a soldier after coming home from the war. While reading the story you find that there are two distinctive narrators; the first is objective and tells the story with explicit honesty because this "voice" is not acknowledged by Harold Krebs consciousness. Krebs is in fact the protagonist narrator. "There is a picture which shows him on the Rhine with two German girls."(Hemingway) This narrator is simply giving you the facts, without tainting this knowledge with personal feelings and emotions. While the other is a voice that comes through Krebs consciousness."You don't need a girl unless you thought about them. ...read more.

Middle

He is lost time so to speak, simply taking a routine of staying up late, sleeping in and practicing his musical instrument. A place where only he knows of because there is nothing that he's connected to in his town anymore; Krebs changed but he sees' his town as being the same. His justification for this is that his father parks his car in the exact same spot, the car hasn't changed. "Now after the war it was still the same car."(Hemingway) The office in which his father works in is still on the second floor inside the National Bank building. Harold Krebs states that girls or women are too complicated for his liking. "Now he would have liked a girl if she had come to him and not wanted to talk. ...read more.

Conclusion

Krebs wants to talk but there is no one to listen. Fellow soldiers and towns people are not interested in his stories; his lies have to do with his inward battle with himself. You see this very blatantly when he tells his mother he does not love her. His mother, not being able to relate to Harold's experiences does not understand the horror her son had witnessed has forever changed him. He is not able to love because he's not within a stable capacity to do so. Krebs war experiences are present throughout the story because each aspect of his life is intertwined. Each interaction, conversation and thought is related to the war. The way he thinks and acts are the way in which his consciousness is directing him. The objective narrator has no bias but Krebs relates every emotion and situation to the war time. The war is prevalent throughout the story because his consciousness is the second narrator. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. English Literature

    Purdy urged Wilson to write a play and Wilson felt more ready than ever before. Wilson concentrated more on playwriting and became a company member of the Penumbra Theatre. In ten days of writing, Wilson finished a draft of Jitney, a play set in a gypsy-cab station.

  2. Iago has been called a motiveless malignity. Discuss your personal response in this.

    One of his hints to the audience is declaring 'I am not what I am' - this gives us a clue he is not a good person. Iago knows Roderigo has feelings Desdemona, and would do anything to make her his own.

  1. gothic horror

    Wells also applied a night time setting in the "the red room", "the moonlight coming in" in this case the light of the moon does not have a positive effect on the setting because it generates suspense, "vivid black shadows" which the narrator is increasingly becoming frightened of.

  2. Vendetta story

    Roxy could feel his heartbeat thudding against her chest. "This is our secret. And if you break it bad things will happen to you" he said in a stern voice. He gets up and pulls his trousers up high. He pulls the towel out from Roxy's mouth then unties her.

  1. Great Expectations

    Also I feel that I would read on even though our society today is not so closely linked to the Victorian problems. The use of setting and atmosphere is very important and is a well used tool in Dickens arsenal.

  2. Great Expectations Essay -

    This was the first major event that happened to Pip in the Novel. Described by exaggerated descriptions suck as "The dark flat wilderness beyond the churchyard......the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing". Not only creates atmosphere but links to a fairy-tale motif.

  1. Great Expectations

    The description of the darkness again makes the mood more frightening. 'And that the distance savage lair from which the wind was rushing was the sea; and that the small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry,' This is a description of the temperature; it shows that it is cold and windy.

  2. Great Expectations

    As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them (for they were long before the days of photographs), my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones."

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work