Whom The Bell Tolls Character Analysis Essay

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Whom The Bells Tolls Innocence Loss and how it effects Character Development A Critical Analysis English 11 Mr. Sisneros May 15,2017 Page Break Many of us from any walks of life has at one point experienced an event that forever warped their perspective of reality. Whether a nostalgic or scarring, it change how we perceive the world in which we live in. Unfortunately, there will be some who had witness an indescribable, horrible or unforgettable scene that will linger forever in the back of their minds. In the worst scenario victims can even develop PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) afterward, haunting them with flashback of scarring memories. For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel written by Ernest …show more content…

Character often time lose their ways and motivation, subsequently leading to a change of heart. One example of "changes of hearts" is the attitude shared by the main character himself, Robert Jordan. In the novel, Jordan, a formal college teacher in the United States, initially traveled over to Spain to enlist in the war efforts of the Spanish Civil War. Although Jordan joined the Republicans as if it was his calling or purpose. But throughout the novel, Jordans starts questioning his motives and ultimately changes his main motives for the war. He sees the tyrannical and malpractices of the government he is for. Fellow fighters are no longer interested in fighting or dying for an ambiguous reasons. Instead of fighting for an larger purpose, for the country, he, on the other hand, fight to protect those who were close to him during the span of four days in the novel. From the start Jordan only cared for the main cause, but at the end he focuses more toward individuals that were with him through his …show more content…

Strong and independent, she placed her goal to carry out the mission to blow up the bridge. Straight forward, anytime someone question their motive, Pilar would scold and remind them what plan was they sought out to accomplish. She takes mysitism seriously whether it would be reading palms of Jordan for impending doom, such as the climax of the novel, or fate in fortune. Pilar, as with Pablo and Jordan, slowly realize that the risk factor for the mission and the payoff would not be worth it. She comes to her senses, questioning the side of the Republic, who at the end of the novel lost. Pilar at the start pledge fully toward the Republic, and though she still sides with the Republic, finally at the final pages of the novel sees the real danger of the assignment. Pilar, as the story progress, went from a strict coordinator to a caring mother figure for the group, as the naivety of being part of the Republic dwindles, her role as a mother figure

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