The Nick Adams Stories - Soldier Home: The End of Something Summary & Analysis

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Soldier Home: The End of Something Summary

Nick is on a camping trip with Marjorie, his girlfriend, and a man named Bill. They are going through a bay that is near an old lumbering town, unsuccessfully fishing for trout. They eventually give up and go ashore to make camp. Nick is in a bad mood and acts combatively towards her. She asks what is wrong and he says that "[i]t isn't fun any more. . . . everything has gone to hell inside of me" (204). She leaves, distraught, to go to the boat and Bill comes up and asks how it went and how Nick feels, but Nick tells him just to leave.

Soldier Home: The End of Something Analysis

What Marjorie's exact relationship to Nick is unclear at this point—which is likely intentional, given the story's title—but it is obvious that...

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