Hemingway Literary Analysis

An examination of the setting in three of Ernest Hemingway’s works.

This paper is a literary analysis of the setting of Hemingway’s three works: “Soldier’s Home, The Old Man and the Sea, and A Moveable Feast. It compares and contrasts the setting of the three different works using the question of Does Hemingway use setting to help the reader understand the character’s actions?” A short biographical sketch of Hemingway is given and then each work discussed separately with the settings compared and contrasted.
“”Soldier’s Home is the story of Krebs, who has returned home to Oklahoma after World War I. By the time he returned though, the greetings of heroes was over. The men from the town who had been drafted had all been welcomed elaborately.people seemed to think it was rather ridiculous for Krebs to be getting back so late, years after the war was over (Soldier’s 145). He sleeps late and hangs around the house all day. He’s a hero to his sisters and mother. The town hasn’t changed except that some of the girls have grown into women. He enjoys watching them but he doesn’t want to get involved with any of them. To Krebs, being involved means consequences and he doesn’t want consequences every again. He’s allowed to take the car out at night, something he wasn’t allowed to do before he left for the war. His mother tells him not to muss the paper, his father hasn’t read it yet. His sister tells him she playing a baseball game that day, and might he come. His mother shoos her out the door.