"With a Man There is a Difference": The Rejection of Female Mentoring in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls
Investigates Robert Jordan’s refusal to embrace female voices that conflict with his male perspective. Asserts that Jordan values masculine traits like courage and bravery over Maria and Pilar’s feminine embodiment of human attachment and commitment representing courage and compassion. Concludes that Jordan’s rejection of their mentoring in favor of the masculine voice of his grandfather leads to his death.
The Erotics of Instruction