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Ernest Hemingway

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for-whom-the-bell-tolls-ernest-hemingwayPlanesRepresent the helplessness of the loyalists against the fascists—and their inevitable defeator what are we born if not to aid one another?Pilar, Chapter 11RabbitMaria's nickname; represents the weakness of the guerrillasErnest Hemingway1940EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageWar LiteratureFor Whom theBell TollsERNEST HEMINGWAY18991961AuthorBorn and raised near Chicago, Hemingway lived in Europe after World War I and developed a passion for Spanish bullfighting. Hemingway's interest in Spain led him to become a war correspondent in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, inspiring For Whom the Bell Tolls.Robert JordanAmerican teacher and guerrilla fighterMariaYoung woman whose family has been killedAnselmoOld man; guides Jordan through the mountainsPilarReal leader of the band of guerrillasRafael, Agustín & FernandoGuerrilla fighters in Pablo's bandPabloSupposed leader of the guerrillas; drinks too muchMain CharactersRomanceFriendshipMarriedThe Sleeping RobeSymbolizes the safety and warmth that Robert Jordan and Maria create with their loveTHEMESSet during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, For Whom the Bell Tolls is the story of Robert Jordan, an American teacher who joins the Republican forces' fight against the fascists. When tasked with destroying a bridge between Madrid and Segovia, Jordan enlists the help of guerrillas. But tensions run high—and Jordan falls in love with his pretty comrade, Maria.A Lifetime in Four DaysCourage & Self-SacrificeThe loyalists are outnumbered, but they protect one another and fight back even if it means death.LoveRobert Jordan and Maria realize a brief but symbolic love for each other and enter a common-law marriage.Horrors of WarThe fascists overtook Marias village, killed her family and neighbors, and raped her and other girls.ComradesGrenades attached to each block of explosives on the bridge2Planes in each formation of fascist Fiats3Days Robert Jordan and Maria are together4Horses Pablo's band starts off with5For Whom the Bell Tollsby the NumbersSymbols

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