In Our Time

4. explain the donflict Kreb's has with his parents.

From "soldier's Home" - discuss how his parents haven't acknowledged his maturation and adulthood.

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Basically it is strained. His parents, mother in particular, want Krebs to lead a "normal" life. They refuse to acknowledge that their son is his own person and that the war has largely shaped him into the man he has become. Krebs’s mother wants her son to develop, to forget the war, and to start an own, independent life. She tells him that everyone has to work. This is the first community value, which is embodied by her. Moreover, she talks about a young man, who is about Krebs’s age and has a good job. She wants to convince him to go, and find an occupation, so that he can start an autonomous life.


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