History Literature / ForWhomTheBellTolls

2nd Mar '17 12:22:36 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* SayYourPrayers: [[spoiler:Joaquin, one of El Sordo's men starts praying when he sees the planes that are coming to kill them, even though he's a Communist]].

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* SayYourPrayers: [[spoiler:Joaquin, one of El Sordo's men men, starts praying when he sees the planes that are coming to kill them, even though he's a Communist]].



* SuicideMission: Robert Jordan's mission to blow up the bridge is essentially this. Pablo, Pilar, and El Sordo are the only other characters who seem to fully grasp this, and how they deal with it play a big role in the narrative. [[spoiler: Robert Jordan, Pilar and El Sordo are all willing to do it in service to the Republic. Pablo, not so much.]]

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* SuicideMission: Robert Jordan's mission to blow up the bridge is essentially this. Pablo, Pilar, and El Sordo are the only other characters who seem to fully grasp this, and how they deal with it play a big role in the narrative. [[spoiler: Robert Jordan, Pilar and El Sordo are all willing to do it in service to the Republic. Pablo, not so much.much, although he changes his mind.]]



* TankGoodness: Only a little one but it causes a lot of problems for the partisans.

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* TankGoodness: Only a little one but one-an Italian Fiat tankette-but it causes a lot of problems for the partisans.partisans. Another, much larger tank shows up later and proceeds to [[spoiler: shell the group, killing the gypsy and smashing Robert's leg]].
2nd Mar '17 12:20:10 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* FourthDateMarriage: Robert Jordan plans to marry Maria after only knowing him for a few days.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: In the final chapters, Jordan, now knowing what Pilar saw when she read his palm, quietly accepts the fact that he is going to die. As the battle goes on, Jordan calmly reassures himself that he's lucky to have lived such an eventful life and that he now regards the guerrillas as his family and friends]].
* FourthDateMarriage: Robert Jordan plans to marry Maria after only knowing him her for a few days.days, and vice versa.
14th Jan '17 2:52:16 AM Morgenthaler
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''For Whom the Bell Tolls'' is a novel by Creator/ErnestHemingway, first published in 1940, and was inspired by [[WriteWhatYouKnow his experience]] as a journalist during the SpanishCivilWar. It is one of his most famous and beloved works, and is generally considered ''the'' book written about that war.

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''For Whom the Bell Tolls'' is a novel by Creator/ErnestHemingway, first published in 1940, and was inspired by [[WriteWhatYouKnow his experience]] as a journalist during the SpanishCivilWar.UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar. It is one of his most famous and beloved works, and is generally considered ''the'' book written about that war.
24th Sep '16 7:36:55 PM TheWildWestPyro
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27th Jul '16 6:06:44 AM igordebraga
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The novel was adapted into a film in 1943, starring Creator/GaryCooper as Robert Jordan and Creator/IngridBergman as Maria. It has a [[Characters/ForWhomTheBellTolls character page]].

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The novel was adapted into a film in 1943, starring Creator/GaryCooper as Robert Jordan and Creator/IngridBergman as Maria. It has a also inspired the eponymous FilkSong by Music/{{Metallica}}. See also the [[Characters/ForWhomTheBellTolls character page]].
17th Jun '16 5:16:24 PM Doug86
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* TheConspiracy: Robert Jordan muses on how "the Fascists" have a plan to TakeOverTheWorld, and just [[HeroicSacrifice fighting the war in Spain slows them down for years and does not allow them to attack other countries]]. [[WorldWarII Historical reality had proven a bit different]].

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* TheConspiracy: Robert Jordan muses on how "the Fascists" have a plan to TakeOverTheWorld, and just [[HeroicSacrifice fighting the war in Spain slows them down for years and does not allow them to attack other countries]]. [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Historical reality had proven a bit different]].
8th May '16 11:47:26 AM JamesAustin
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** Actually [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Yes, André Marty actually was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Marty a real person]], and yes, he actually was that paranoid and batshit insane. He was sent by the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Comintern]] to Spain when the war started and was appointed as the political leader of the International Brigades. Supposedly about one tenth of all Republican Brigaders who died during the war were executed by him.
** [[VoiceOfTheResistance La Pasionaria]], who was also [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_Ib%C3%A1rruri a real person]]. Judging by one of Sordo's guerrillas ridicule of her [[spoiler: when they're digging in for a LastStand on the hill]], it's pretty safe to say that Hemingway himself was not terribly fond of her.

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** Actually [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Yes, André Marty actually was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Marty org/wiki/André_Marty a real person]], and yes, he actually was that paranoid and batshit insane. He was sent by the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Comintern]] to Spain when the war started and was appointed as the political leader of the International Brigades. Supposedly about one tenth of all Republican Brigaders who died during the war were executed by him.
** [[VoiceOfTheResistance La Pasionaria]], who was also [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_Ib%C3%A1rruri org/wiki/Dolores_Ibárruri a real person]]. Judging by one of Sordo's guerrillas ridicule of her [[spoiler: when they're digging in for a LastStand on the hill]], it's pretty safe to say that Hemingway himself was not terribly fond of her.
8th May '16 11:40:00 AM JamesAustin
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->No man is an ''Iland'', intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the ''Continent'', a part of the ''maine''; if a ''Clod'' bee washed away by the ''Sea'', ''Europe'' is the lesse, as well as if a ''Promontorie'' were, as well as if a ''Mannor'' of thy ''friends'' or of ''thine'' ''owne '' were; any mans ''death'' diminishes ''me'', because I am involved in ''Mankinde''; And therefore never send to know for whom the ''bell'' tolls; It tolls for ''thee''.
->--'''Creator/JohnDonne''', quoted in the {{epigraph}}

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->No ->''"No man is an ''Iland'', intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the ''Continent'', a part of the ''maine''; if a ''Clod'' bee washed away by the ''Sea'', ''Europe'' is the lesse, as well as if a ''Promontorie'' were, as well as if a ''Mannor'' of thy ''friends'' or of ''thine'' ''owne '' were; any mans ''death'' diminishes ''me'', because I am involved in ''Mankinde''; And therefore never send to know for whom the ''bell'' tolls; It tolls for ''thee''.
->--'''Creator/JohnDonne''',
''thee''."''
-->--'''Creator/JohnDonne''',
quoted in the {{epigraph}}
30th Oct '15 1:59:44 PM Aquila89
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* TakeCareOfTheKids: A variation. [[spoiler: Robert's last request to Agustin is for him to take of Maria for him, turning down Agustin's offer of a MercyKill.]]

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* TakeCareOfTheKids: A variation. [[spoiler: Robert's last request to Agustin is for him to take care of Maria for him, turning down Agustin's offer of a MercyKill.]]
1st Oct '15 5:45:42 PM h27kim
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* DoubleMeaning: When Jordan first meets the guerrilla band, he mentions that his father is a Republican, which the latter takes to mean that he comes from a family sympathetic to their cause since their own side is also called "Republicans." Of course, in American politics, Republicans (especially in 1930s) were the anti-communist, pro-business, and isolationist party who were about the most hostile to the left wing Spanish guerrilas. It also implies that Jordan is a sort of RebelPrince from a wealthy family who ran away from his father to find something meaningful.
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