As a young man coming back from the war, Krebs expected things to be the same when he got home and they were, except one. Sure the town looked older and all the girls had matured into beautiful women, Krebs hade never expected that he would be the one to change. After his late return from the war, Krebs moved back home in Oklahoma. Despite the fact that his parents' comfortable, middle-class lifestyle used to feel like home to Harold Krebs, it no longer did. The horrific experiences of the First World War had alienated and removed those he had cared about, including his family, who stood naïve to the realities and consequences.
Prior to the war, Hemingway tells us in the very first paragraph, Krebs attended a Methodist school in Kansas. He was not out of place then; Hemingway says "There is a picture which