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The Best Years of Our Lives Film Summary & Analysis

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War Memories

As the three men try to return to their normal lives, they continue to meet randomly in town. Each time they meet, they discuss their lives during the war. In order to come to terms with their new lives at home and put their memories of the war to rest, the men seem to need these times of reliving their glory days overseas.

The meetings and the sharing of war memories allow viewers to see how the men change their relationships with their families and themselves throughout the film. In the beginning, the men want to relive war memories so that they can ignore the difficulties they now face as they reunite with loved ones. Instead of facing their current problems, the men find it easier to focus on the past.

Later in the film, though, the three men discuss their lives during the war in order...

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