For Whom the Bell Tolls | Introduction & Summary | rumahhijabaqila.comThis novel traces three days in the life of Robert Jordan , an American Spanish professor who has volunteered to fight for the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War. Jordan is a dynamite expert, and is ordered by General Golz , a Russian leader of the International Brigades, to bomb a bridge as part of their offensive against the Fascists. Golz is only interested in the offensive as a means of practicing his military tactics and he is cynical about its success in the hands of the Spanish peasants. Anselmo , an old guide, brings Jordan through the woods to the hideout, an abandoned cave, of the men who will help him complete his mission. The guerillas that Jordan encounters obviously do not want to be involved in the war any longer. They meet Agustin in the woods, visibly relieved to see them because he has forgotten the password to their lair.
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For Whom the Bell Tolls
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As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. It was published just after the end of the Spanish Civil War — , whose general lines were well known at the time. It assumes the reader knows that the war was between a democratically elected, pro-working-class and anti-Catholic government , which many foreigners like Robert went to Spain to help, and a successful, dictatorial, Catholic, pro-landowner revolt , supported by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. It was commonly viewed as the dress rehearsal for the Second World War. In , the year the book was published, the United States had not yet entered the war, which had begun on Sept.
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