There are so many interesting things I found reading this story (about 4 times I might add lol) and a few things I wasn’t exactly able to comprehend after one read, I find that Krebs (Harold) is an extremely interesting character even though he doesn’t say too much. It is ironic that the author titled the story “A Soldier’s Home” when it seems like Harold doesn’t really want to be “home” and would rather be somewhere else; It really seems like he is having a very hard time adjusting to being back in the real world from war and a lot of things have changed e.g. the women. I found myself questioning whether he really wanted to come back home from the war; or if he became accustomed to the adrenaline pumping lifestyle that came with being at war so much that being back “home” wasn’t satisfying for him. It’s also obvious that Harold lies a lot but mostly to himself, I feel he lies to himself to make himself feel more accomplished than he really is and also in order to make the people around him have a specific image of him. I don’t think Krebs was very satisfied with his life before going off to war and going to war made him feel more self-fulfilled. In response to the “Blindness vs. Awareness” debate I think in this story the mother is blind while Harold is aware especially in regards to Harold himself along with his future. There are many instances where Harold’s mother isn’t aware of his feelings or behaviors, she believes the stories he tells about being at war even though they are lies and therefore she has a distorted image of him; whereas Harold is clearly aware of all the lies he’s been telling and also aware that his life isn’t as smooth as it may seem, it often seems he doesn’t even want to be at “home” and would rather be somewhere far away.