"Where Do We Go From Here?": Ernest Hemingway’s "Soldier’s Home" and American Veterans of World War I
Reads the story as a general criticism of the postwar treatment of American World War I veterans. Trout explicates several of their difficulties, including the societal push for return to normalcy after the war, the wide range of trauma experienced by soldiers, and corruption within government aid programs. Trout demonstrates how these historical realities are reflected in Krebs’s psychological experience.