For Whom The Bell Tolls Term Paper

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For Whom The Bell Tolls


Part II 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. Part III 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 orphaned. Part IV 1 "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 tree"(p.1) 2 "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 stalks"(p.12) 3 "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
dropped."(p.64) 4 "Now the morning was late May, the sky was high and clear and the wind
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