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In Ernest Hemingways novel For Whom The Bells Tolls he develops eachcharacter and his attitude towards death in the environment of the Spanish Civil War First this can be seen through Pablo He is intensely loyal to his band of guerrillas however his dedication to the Republic has declined from his greatness at the massacre in his hometown He takes extraordinary steps to protect those for whom he cares but he does not value other peoples lives Second Anselmo detests the killing of fellow men However he knows that he is in a war and he has faith in the cause so he forces himself to kill hoping to make penance later on Third Lieutenant Berrendo Feelsstrongly that human lives should not be played with As a commander of other men he knows he must risk their lives but not unnecessarily soThe first impression of Pablo is seen through his reaction to Jordansmission He says in response to Jordan If it is in this territory itis my business You cannot blow bridges close to where you live Youmust live in one place and operate in another I know my business Onewho is alive now after a year knows his business He is a survivorand his words show how he is reluctant to have anyone else interferewith the life that he has built for his band However many such asAgustn and Pilar feel that he is but a shadow of his former selfPilar tells the story of Pablos first uprising against the fascistsIt is a bloody story of Pablos capacity for homicide and viciousnessIt shows the greatness of Pablo as a leader and how terrible were theacts he committed Now he is content to stay where he is and has notmade an attack since the train with Kashkin For most of the threedays Pablo was against the attack because he felt that it was doomed tofailure In desperation a moment of weakness Pablo stole Jordansexploder
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