A Similar aspect of the characters in Sodier's Home, A Good Man is Hard to Find, and Bartleby the Scrivener.

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Harold's mother, the grandmother, and Bartleby are selfish characters. In Ernest Hemingway's "Soldier's Home," Harold's mother shows selfishness in that she refuses to understand his changing behavior. Her son, Harold Krebs, is a young man who is returning home from his tour of duty in France. The overwhelming shock of his experiences at war molds Harold into a different man. Harold wants to talk about how the war has affected him. He is unable to …

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…the building. His boss feels obligated to help, because Bartleby does not have any family to speak of. Bartleby also shows that he is selfish when he is in jail. On the lawyers first visit to the prison, Bartleby tells the lawyer that he has "nothing to say" to him. The Lawyer continues to visit him frequently and pays for his meals. Bartleby never expresses any gratitude, no matter what the lawyer does for him.