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The Best Years of Our Lives Film Summary & Analysis

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The Best Years of Our Lives chronicles the experiences of three World War II soldiers who are returning home after spending several years abroad. Each man struggles to find purpose as his old profession turns into a nightmare or no job is available at all.

In addition, the men must learn to show emotion again as they interact with their families. After years of trying to stay strong, they have difficulty relating to their loved ones, who have grown and changed. Each man goes through a process in which he grieves for his old life and comes to terms with his new life.

Viewers were experiencing similar situations in their own lives, as World War II veterans were returning home at the time of the film's release. This film taught viewers about the problems returning soldiers were facing and provided their families with insights on how to help...

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