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Ernest Hemingways For Whom the Bell Tolls was said to be one of the most famousbooks that came out of the Spanish Civil War This book as been said to have served as aprelude to the devastation of World War II because it freed the world united against Fascism The novel shows humanitys great capacity for hope or despair which is portrayed through twocontrasting characters Anselmo who is devotedand Pablo who is brutish This literary work isrealistic and the title was quoted from John Donnes Meditation 17 Any mans deathdiminishes me beacause I am involved in Mankind And therefore never send know for whomthe bell tolls It tolls for thee The main character in the novel is Robert Jordan who is anAmerican fighting with Spanish Loyalists Roberts character feels like an alien in his settingand disoriented He symbolizes the best of the American dream by giving up his reputation thegood life and security Robert is a talkative moody and lifeless In the novel Jordan falls inlove with Maria She does not live a very interesting life and described as a very gentle person Her main concern in life is to please Robert as if he is almost a master The bad guy of thestory is Pablo He is viewed in the rumors during the time of war Robert depends on Pablo forattack plans and escape routeswhich shows a reverse trait on both men The story begins withRobert and a guide hiking through the mountains Jordan planned to make contact with aguerilla band led by Pablo and Pilar his wife Jordan destroyed bridges to secure attack Jordanand Maria fall in love during a mission El Sordo agreed to help with a mission to blow up thebridge and secure horses to help the escape El Sordo and his men were later killed by the Fascistbombers As Jordan slept Pablo stole and destroyed all of Roberts weapons Jordan and hisguide Anselmo killed the guards of the bridge
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