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  • Jordan To A Guerrilla Band
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    For Whom the Bell Tolls tells the interesting story of Robert Jordan, who is a college teacher, and American supporter of the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Within a short span of sixty-eight hours, Jordan gets involvement with a band of guerrillas, and a young woman named Maria, with who he later on in the book falls in love with. She forces him to question his own participation in the war. This war seems unwinnable, and Jordan later on realizes that fighting for the sak...
  • Maria And Pilar
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    In Hemingway's novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls, the role of women is something one can not avoid noticing. Although only two women appear in the book, the distinction of their characters, and their influence on the situation are apparent from their introduction. Pilar, even from the beginning is constantly referred to as being like a man. One of her main features and personality traits is that she has the confidence, knowledge, and look of a man. This is apparently a quality because the men compl...
  • Robert Jordan's Internal Conflict
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    Novel Analysis: For Whom the Bell Tolls By Ernest Hemingway Setting: The story first takes place in Guadarrama Mountains, during the Spanish civil war. Robert Jordan, is an American teacher who has volunteered his services to the Loyalists in their fight against the Fascist rebels. He becomes torn between his new found love, Maria, and a life threatening mission. His love of Maria and the realization of his possible death is crucial to the action forthcoming during the story. Characters: Robert ...
  • Thoughts Of Robert Jordan
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    The novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is based on Ernest Hemmingway's own experiences in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's. This novel depicts how irony and love get in the way of a war and how devastating these affects can be. Ernest Hemmingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and the second of six children. Clarence Hemmingway, his father, was a physician and his mother was a religious woman with a talent for music. When he was young he got the nickname "champ" which he felt it s...
  • Jordan's Elderly Guerilla Guide Pablo
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    For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Type of Work: Romantic war novel Setting Spain; 1937 Principal Characters Robert Jordan, an American fighting with Spanish Loyalists Maria, Jordan's lover Anselmo, Jordan's elderly guerilla guide Pablo, a drunken guerilla leader Pilar, Pablo's strong and commanding wife El Sordo, another guerilla leader Rafael, a gypsy member of Pablo's band Story Over veiw Robert Jordan, the young American, could think of nothing but the bridge as he and h...
  • Thoughts Of Robert Jordan
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    For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel loosely based on Ernest Hemingway's own experiences in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's. Before I delve into the book itself, I thought it would be best to give some background information on Ernest Hemingway and on the Spanish Civil war and the circumstances surrounding it. Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and the second of six children. His father, Clarence Hemingway, was a physician and his mother was a devou...
  • Responsibility Of Maria To Robert Jordan
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    Hemingway's Hero in For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway, a rugged and well-traveled author, reemerged into the literary light after years of drought. During the mid-1900's he came into the true prime of his career initiated by a Spanish Civil War novel titled For Whom the Bell Tolls. In this novel, Hemingway delineates his Code Hero even more clearly than in his previous works. The hero will become disillusioned with his view of a disparaging world; however, he will face this society with t...

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