“For Whom the Bell Tolls” - Ernest Hemingway
“For Whom the Bell Tolls” was written by Ernest Hemingway.
It is a sentimental drama but also a novel of war, in which even the heroic acts of Robert of the revolutionaries, as well as their feelings, are told in a direct, simple and everyday language.
“For Whom the Bell Tolls” is the story of one of the foreign fighters who came to Spain, Robert Jordan, Ernest Hemingway's alter ego. Jordan is a young American intellectual who has enlisted as a volunteer in the files of the Anti-Franken Resistance. In charge of jumping an iron bridge that is in enemy territory, it comes into contact with a group of partisans led by Pablo, a rough and violent character. In addition, the band also includes 2 female characters, Pilar and Maria. Pilar is a younger woman with a strong mood that has the ability to maintain books balance or even in the most difficult moments, often solving the tasks that are born within the group of partisans. Mary, on the other hand, is a girl who has enlisted in the armed robbery to avenge her parents killed by the franchisees.
Mary presented as a naive girl, at the mercy of the Fascists' ferocity, the young man seeks vengeance and talks with naivety but also with a chilling awareness. The figure of Robert present together the look of the revolutionary is that of man in love two points determination tenderness. His slimmerest lines than those of Mary repair the contrasting passions of hatred towards the falangists and the love for the girl.
It takes the path of a love story that is the narrative center of the novel. The work ends with the injury of Jordan by the franchisees and the expectation of death.