For Whom The Bell Tolls Analysis

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In Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, he gives a story of the stress and strife during a war between fascists groups. The drama and emotion every character displays shows their own individuality and their importance to accomplishing the ultimate goal. Women, during this time, played a major role in easing the men’s emotions. Before one can compare the role of Maria to Pilar, they must first know what the role of a typical spanish women during the spanish civil war. Many spanish women not only stayed home to help the infrastructure of their country, but also went into the armed forces. Almost four hundred thousand women served in and with the armed forces. This number exceeded the total male troop strength in nineteen thirty nine. Women went through the same training as the men but never…show more content…
She was very sensitive to everyone around her and acted more as an emotional supporter rather than contributing to the cause of the war. Maria supports Robert Jordan, emotionally, by having an affair with him. Initially, Robert Jordan says he has no time for women and that he can not balance love and work. Golz has a conversation with Robert about this topic, “Look, do you have many girls one the other side of the lines?” “No, there is no time for girls.” “I do not agree. The more irregular the service, the more irregular te life.” (7-8). Golz tries to explain to Robert that a man needs a women to get away from war every once in awhile. Maria, throughout time, changes Robert’s view on this and he becomes involved with Maria. The only comparison Maria has with a typical spanish women during the spanish civil war is that she was somewhat on the front lines. Although, she never was involved in actual battle, she traveled with the men keeping them company. Maria’s significance may not seem that important but she played an important role in Robert’s life throughout the

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