Presentation on theme: "“Soldier’s Home” Need to know. Some War background from Hemingway’s life: - Hemingway tried to enlist in the US army, but was rejected because of his."— Presentation transcript:
Some War background from Hemingway’s life: - Hemingway tried to enlist in the US army, but was rejected because of his poor vision. -He joined the Italian forces as an ambulance driver. -The day he arrived, an ammunitions factory exploded. Hemingway had to carry mutilated bodies to a makeshift morgue.
The horrors of war: - Several weeks later, he was injured when an Austrian mortar shell exploded and fragments lodged in his leg. -He was awarded the Italian Silver Medal for carrying wounded soldiers out of harms way despite his own injuries.
Inspiration for “Soldier’s Home” ●Hemingway’s story “Soldier’s Home” conveys his feelings of frustration and shame upon returning home to a town and to parents who still had a romantic notion of war and who didn’t understand the psychological impact the war had had on their son. ●What diagnosis do many people receive as the result of being in a war situation upon their return?
Title Examination Thinking about your knowledge of apostrophes, what are the two implications you can draw from “Soldier’s Home?” *Think about this while reading
Setting: -Kansas, but likely based on Hemingway’s home in Oak Park, IL -Pay attention to the porch scene in the story.
Quote Analysis 1.What is happening on the surface? (literally) 2.What is happening below the surface? (emotion, conflict, tone, motivation) 3.What connotative diction words and subtle hints tell you this? 4.How does the writing style contribute to how we perceive Krebs?