Storytelling Mystique in For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Argues Pilar’s vivid, honest stories are intended to educate Robert Jordan on his past and future and integrate him into the Spanish villagers’ culture and history, while creating a more dramatic, dynamic adventure for readers and characters alike. Compares Hemingway’s storytellers to those found in B. Traven’s adventure novel. Cole asserts all exist in “dream-like settings” with “mythological overtones” to warn against gluttony and fear and to encourage living beyond the ordinary.
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