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The title For Whom the Bell Tolls symbolizes the uncertainty of life and destiny where the main character in this story finds himself in a series of unpredictable situations that are beyond his control The only certain event in life is death and knowing that this may happen to anyone at any time renders the protagonist powerless against destiny which he approaches with a fatalistic disposition For Whom the Bell Tolls takes place in Spain during the bloody civil war between the years of 1938 and 1942 It unravels among people who live in the rural mountain areas of Spain They were forced to kill others in order to survive and to defend their country from fascist The environment where the actions unfolds are the roughed mountains A lot of killing takes place in this story It certainly was a time of fear and desperation Many heroic military deeds are depicted here Robert Jordan and his group of internationalists sabotaged bridges trains and building Lots of peasants are starved tortured and killed and many children were left orphaned1 He lay flat on the brown pine-needle floor of the forest his chin on his folded arms and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine treep12 He crosses the stream picked a double handful washed the muddy roots clean in the current and then sat down again beside his pack and ate the clean cool green leaves and the crisp peppery-tasting stalksp123 Robert Jordan breathed deeply of the clear night air of the mountains that smelled of the pines and of the dew grass in the meadow by the stream Dew had fallen heavily sin the wind had droppedp644 Now the morning was late May the sky was high and clear and the wind blew warm on Robert Jordans shouldersp3115 Then he heard the far-off distant throbbing and looking up he saw the planesp3296 Sweeeish-crack-boom It came the swishing
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