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For Whom the Bell Tolls | Study Guide

Ernest Hemingway

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For Whom the Bell Tolls | Characters

Character Description
Robert Jordan Robert Jordan is an American professor teaching in Spain who has volunteered with the International Brigade as an explosives specialist. Read More
Maria Maria is a young woman who has been taken in by Pablo's band after seeing her family killed and being raped by Nationalist soldiers. Read More
Pilar Pilar is a heavyset woman who is emotionally strong enough to be the real leader of Pablo's guerrilla band. Read More
Pablo Pablo is a heavyset Republican whose band of guerrillas hides in the mountains, but he is losing his ability to lead well because he drinks too much. Read More
Anselmo Anselmo is an old guerrilla who leads Robert Jordan into the mountains to Pablo's band and who helps him blow up the bridge. Read More
Agustín Agustín is a foul-mouthed guerrilla in Pablo's band who loves Maria and keeps an eye out for her.
Andrés Andrés is a young, intelligent, and fast guerrilla in Pablo's band.
Berrendo Berrendo is a Fascist lieutenant.
Eladio Eladio is a young guerrilla in Pablo's band.
El Sordo El Sordo is the half-deaf leader of another guerrilla band in the hills.
Fernando Fernando is a guerrilla in Pablo's band.
Golz Golz is a Russian general who gives orders to Robert Jordan.
Gomez Gomez is a Republican commander who helps Andrés find Golz.
Joaquín Joaquín is one of El Sordo's guerrillas.
Ignacio Ignacio is one of Pablo's guerrillas.
Karkov Karkov is a correspondent for Pravda, the Russian newspaper, and a friend of Robert Jordan.
Kashkin Kashkin was the Russian explosives specialist whom Robert Jordan replaced; Jordan shot him to end his suffering.
Marty Marty is a paranoid French commissar considered crazy by everyone.
Miranda Miranda is a Republican Lieutenant-commander who only wants to keep his rank.
Mora Mora is a Fascist commander.
Primitivo Primitivo is an older guerrilla with a flat face because his nose has been broken.
Rafael Rafael is a half-gypsy guerrilla in Pablo's band who is not reliable at all and leaves his station frequently, but is a very good guitarist.
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