The Upper-Class In Soldier's Home By Krebs

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The twentieth century marked great change in American society. Modernity, with the help of new technology, swept through the country, bringing excitement and hysteria to the upper-class. The extravagance of the modern era; the Jazz Age, the roaring twenties, all cultivated the excitement of the upper-class. However, as the upper-class advanced, the common American, feeling lost and hopeless, struggled. The technology that greatly advanced the country paradoxically destroyed it, overwhelming and engulfing American society. World War One left tens of millions dead, and many more soldiers and families devastated. In the short story, “Soldier’s Home”, Krebs, the protagonist, returns from war only to find frustration at his family and friends.
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